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  • Crowdfunding jumps the shark [CARTOON]

    Posted July 11, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Will we see anything sillier than a Kickstarter campaign to make potato salad? Wait, don’t answer that
  • Kickstarter loosens the rules for green-lighting crowdfunding projects

    Posted June 3, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    In a bid to stay competitive with Indiegogo and other less-restrictive crowdfunding sites, Kickstarter is loosening the rules for getting projects on its website.
  • 3D printer Kickstarter project aims for $50K, nets more than $1M

    Posted April 8, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    The Micro is being touted by its inventors as the first true mainstream 3D printer; apparently, people donating to the Kickstarter project agree.
  • Meet Novena, the pricey PC that's open-source inside and out

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 11:54 am

    A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it's anything but free.
  • Neil Young to launch hi-fi music player via Kickstarter

    Posted March 10, 2014 - 10:16 am

    A portable music player that promises better sound fidelity than MP3s is set to launch on Kickstarter with backing from veteran rocker Neil Young.
  • Why a GitHub-inspired startup is a good idea

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson recommends that those in need of startup inspiration look to GitHub
  • These key phrases will help your Kickstarter get funded

    Posted January 17, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Words are powerful, particularly on the Internet, and a pair of researchers from Georgia Tech say that they've identified the ones that can either push a Kickstarter campaign over the top or doom it to unsuccessful obscurity.
  • Coralbots will restore and rebuild damaged coral reefs

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    Repairing coral reefs takes oodles of human hours. So once again we ask ourselves: Why not build robots to do it for us? As it happens, that's what the Coralbot Kickstarter project is all about.
  • Donald Trump gets into the crowdfunding business

    Posted May 10, 2013 - 6:00 am

    The Donald wants FundAnything to be like Kickstarter, only gaudier
  • $99 Ouya game console delayed until late June

    Posted May 9, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    If you weren't one of the early backers of Ouya's $100 Android game console, you'll have to wait a little bit longer to get one.
  • GameStick delay underscores the gamble of Kickstarter

    Posted April 9, 2013 - 11:40 am

    PlayJam, which got Kickstarter support for its GameStick console, has delayed release of the portable device to its backers to early June from its initial April target.
  • 4 things you can do to save Google Reader

    Posted March 14, 2013 - 11:37 am

    Depending on how badly you want Google Reader to survive, here are four things you can do to try and save it before it shuts down on July 1st
  • 6 Kickstarter nightmares, and how to prevent them

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    For tens of thousands of entrepreneurs frustrated by Washington's arcane legal rules for raising business capital, Kickstarter has been nothing short of a red-tape weed whacker. The crowd-funding website lets individual investors pledge money directly to inventors and artists, handily upending the complex and often impossible process of raising financing one person at a time.
  • TinyDuino and Parallella: Kickstarter projects that kick computing butt

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:33 am

    These projects are at opposite ends of the computing spectrum and they are both hot!
  • The Weekly Hash - October 5, 2012

    Posted October 5, 2012 - 10:56 am

    A weekly review of the top tech stories, this week featuring Mars, Marissa Mayer and Microsoft
  • Games raise over $50 million on Kickstarter this year

    Posted September 15, 2012 - 7:40 am

    Kickstarter has gone ahead and declared what most gamers have already noticed: in terms of crowdfunding, this is the year of games. On Kickstarter alone game projects have raised over $50 million dollars, and there's still four months left in the year. That number has rocketed games from the 8th most funded category of all time to the 2nd most funded; this year games have defeated all other crowdfunded projects, raising $8 million more than films, the second-highest funded category of projects.
  • This week in Kickstarter: a webcomic raises $500,000 for a game in a day

    Posted September 8, 2012 - 7:25 am

    A gaming Kickstarter raising six figures in less than a day is barely even newsworthy these days. But even if the new Homestuck Kickstarter isn’t breaking any funding records, it’s still unusual enough to comment on because it shows just how much Kickstarter has changed fundraising for games and how that’s making games that never would have existed before possible.
  • Clever iPhone keyboard seeks Kickstart

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:45 am

    If you're looking for clever gadgets, one place to find them is at Kickstarter.
  • Why Ouya is making a killing on Kickstarter

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    By the time you read this, more than 27,000 people will have pledged over $3.5 million to help finance the Ouya campaign on Kickstarter. That beats the Ouya team's asking price of $950,000 all hollow, and the pledge total will probably climb much, much higher before their crowdfunding campaign closes in the second week of August. Ouya raised more than a million dollars on Kickstarter in less than eight hours, beating out both Double Fine Adventure and the Pebble watch to become the fastest-growing Kickstarter campaign in history. It's a fantastic crowdfunding success story, but plenty of questions remain about why the Ouya campaign is attracting so many donors.
  • Robotics starter kit helps you build your first bot, just needs your code (and funding)

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:20 am

    Do you ever dream of building a robot army to take over the world, but you don't quite have the know-how to create a robot from scratch? Sometimes, knowing a bit of code isn't enough to complete a DIY project--you need to make sure all of the different hardware components correspond with each other before you can get your project up and running.
  • Laser cut animatronics robot comes to maker faire, needs your help

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Meet Roy. He's a swell guy, really. He's also a robot made largely out of parts cut on a laser cutter, and with your help on Kickstarter, you can own a piece of Roy, or even your own whole Roy robot.
  • An OS for the home and cool Kickstarter projects

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:42 am

    This week we start with something that has both intrigued and amused me: Microsoft Research has a new operating system in the works targeted at home automation called, with glaring dullness, HomeOS.
  • From laptop to legion - turning one computer into many

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    A recently launched Kickstarter-funded project aims to bring $50 thin clients to schools and small businesses, allowing them to turn almost any computer into a multi-user hub.
  • Ninja Block Linux computer reaches $80k crowd-funding

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:21 am

    The Ninja Block open source cloud automation device looks as if it could be heading into the development stage after attracting $50,000 of pledges in only a week on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.
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