Canonical’s Indiegogo campaign for the highly-specced Ubuntu Edge smartphone was racing ahead while the $600 “perk level” was available, but slowed once it was gone. The company got the message: cheaper tiers are once more on offer.
I spent the weekend with one of the first Shine activity trackers on the market, from startup Misfit, and here’s how it went.
ProPublica, which just hit its fundraising goal for a Kickstarter project aimed at investigating the rise in internships in the U.S., says there are a few key strategies for producing a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign, Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen will be touring around the nation — while also trying to redefine her brand beyond “the girl who drinks and cooks.”
UBE is yet another internet of things startups, but one with a compelling message. Use its app to control any IP-connected device in your home for fun and to conserve energy.
Kickstarter rival Indiegogo is expanding its international presence by offering support for foreign currencies and languages and providing new localized sites in the UK, Canada, France and Germany. It’s way to stay ahead of Kickstarter, which is also expanding globally.
Looking to add a second screen experience to a single device? Check out popSLATE, a new iPhone 5 case with a 4-inch e-ink display on the back. The Indiegogo project is looking for $150,000 in funding and pledges start at $79 for the innovative case.
Indiegogo, which is considering letting users of its platform give equity for funding, reckons the change will mostly benefit small businesses who want to raise cash from potential local customers
A company that aims to release ebooks into the Creative Commons through crowdfunding has had to halt operations after Amazon Payments withdrew support for crowdfunding payments. Kickstarter, which also uses Amazon Payments, remains unaffected for now.
A journalist from Michigan has raised funding through Kickstarter for a project that will see him travel across the U.S. interviewing people about the election. Could that be an alternative model for financing investigative or in-depth reporting by journalists as newspapers continue to cut back?