The holiday season approaches, and it is time to whip out your wallet and spend your year’s savings on the people in your life who grudgingly tolerate you so long as you keep them plied with new toys. This year, we’ve funded a heap of projects on sites like Kickstarter, and we’ve seen somewhat fewer finished products than that. But there are more than ever that have successfully navigated the waters from crowdfunding to the market. There’s something particularly cool about the fact that the next gift you buy may have been one validated and funded entirely by consumers, taking back power from giant corporate deciders. Needless to say, Steve Jobs would not be happy about this state of affairs, but there’s plenty to like about it. What could you be stuffing stockings with this year?
Kickstarter Works! 10 Cool Products Funded, Made, Delivered
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).