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Kickstarter Brings Hundreds of Films to New Room on iTunes

Kickstarter Brings Hundreds of Films to New Room on iTunes

Kickstarter recently launched a new room on iTunes, featuring “hundreds” of films that have launched thanks to the crowdfunding service. Some notable Kickstarter-funded films in the room include Veronica Mars, Gimme the Loot, Indie Game: The Movie, Putty Hill, Trash Dance, and Buzkashi Boys. Kickstarter took the ...

Kickstarter Hits $1 Billion in Total Pledges ($500M in Last 12 Months)

Kickstarter Hits $1 Billion in Total Pledges ($500M in Last 12 Months)

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has passed $1 billion in pledges nearly four years after it made its debut on April 28, 2009. More than half of the $1 billion was pledged in the last 12 months alone, a testimony to the rising popularity of crowdfunding. In total, 5.7 million people from 224 countries and territories ...

Kickstarter Hacked, CEO Urges All Users to Change Passwords

Kickstarter Hacked, CEO Urges All Users to Change Passwords

Kickstarter, a popular crowd-funding site, urged users to change their passwords Saturday after announcing that it had been hacked. Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler said in a blog post that usernames, passwords, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers had been compromised by hackers, but no credit card ...

These Phrases Help Guarantee Success on Kickstarter

These Phrases Help Guarantee Success on Kickstarter

When it comes down to it, running a campaign on a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter comes down to persuasion. Think about it: the success of any project is predicated on people (sometimes friends, but often total strangers) believing in a products months, even years before it’s destined to be finished. On a time ...

Kickstarter Saw 3 Million People Pledge $480 Million in 2013

Kickstarter Saw 3 Million People Pledge $480 Million in 2013

What company could claim to have helped launch satellites into space, brought US rappers to North Korea, been part of powering up the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and resurrected the TV show Veronica Mars? Kickstarter, of course. This crowdfunding platform came out with its stats for 2013 on Wednesday and the year ...

Indiegogo Campaign Wants to Give You A Smart… Belt?

Indiegogo Campaign Wants to Give You A Smart… Belt?

Crowdfunding website Indiegogo has helped launch all sorts of interesting and wacky stuff. Now one group wants to use it to give you the worlds first smart... belt? Yeah. That's right. The hype around still-unproven smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear has yet to cool down — or produce a truly awesome product (pebble aside?) ...

Kickstarter Raises Six Times More Money Than Indiegogo

Kickstarter Raises Six Times More Money Than Indiegogo

Indiegogo seems to always play second fiddle to Kickstarter, despite the fact that it was on the crowdfund scene first, and now someone’s done the math to figure out exactly how the two compare. Freelancers working in the crowdfunding space Jonathan Lau and Edward Junprung scraped Indiegogo’s website to derive ...

Kreyos Smartwatch Campaign Passes $1 Million on Kickstarter

Kreyos Smartwatch Campaign Passes $1 Million on Kickstarter

The crowdfunding campaign for the Kreyos smartwatch project has passed $1 million in support, proving once again that backers love them wearables. Kreyos is still at a fraction of the $10 million of support that Pebble raised last year, but it has managed to raise 10 times the amount it was asking for on IndieGogo. The ...

FitBark, a Fitness Tracker for Your Dog, Raises $30k on Kickstarter in One Day

FitBark, a Fitness Tracker for Your Dog, Raises $30k on Kickstarter in One Day

Fitness-tracking devices by companies including Fitbit, Nike and Jawbone are being used by a growing number of humans. Now their dogs can get in on the action too with a device called FitBark. Pitched as "the world's tiniest wireless activity tracker for dogs", FitBark is a tiny device designed to be attached to a dog's ...

I’m Starting to Kick Crowd-Funding Out of My Life

I’m Starting to Kick Crowd-Funding Out of My Life

One of my favorite new trends over the past few years has been crowd-funding. At its best, crowd-funding – and sites like Kickstarter – help gather passionate fans (with a bit of spare change) to create something that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. I love the idea of that. As a fan of tons of TV shows that have ...