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Kickstarter’s Potato Salad Project Ends With More Than $55,000 in Funding

Kickstarter’s Potato Salad Project Ends With More Than $55,000 in Funding

A Kickstarter project to create a batch of potato salad closed this weekend. Potato Salad was successfully funded at $55,492, or $55,482 more than its original goal of $10. The creator, Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio, has promised to fulfill all of the Kickstarter's rewards and stretch goals (including making 10 times ...

Everything You Need to Know About the Crowdfunding Process

Everything You Need to Know About the Crowdfunding Process

You have what you think is a cool idea, but you aren't sure if you can convince investors about the sales potential of, say, a tiny monitor strapped to your face, or a watch that is also a computer. Besides, who are "investors" and how do you summon them from their secret offshore lairs to pass judgment on your notional ...

Meet ACTON’s RocketSkates: The World’s First ‘Smart Wearable Mobility’

Meet ACTON’s RocketSkates: The World’s First ‘Smart Wearable Mobility’

Why walk to work -- or even bike -- when you can get there with smart electric skates? ACTON, the leading developer of wearable mobility products, unveiled the ACTON R RocketSkates -- the world’s first smart electric skates -- on Tuesday. With RocketShoes, skating is easier than ever -- just strap on a pair over your ...

A $10 Kickstarter for Potato Salad Has Raised $15,000

A $10 Kickstarter for Potato Salad Has Raised $15,000

  The pitch was simple: give Zack Brown $10 and he will make potato salad. Thanks to internet donations, Brown now has more than $8,800 to achieve that dream. Although Brown hasn’t chosen a recipe for the potato salad, more than 1,300 people have backed his online fundraising campaign since it launched on ...

How to Get Someone to Donate to Your Kickstarter Campaign

How to Get Someone to Donate to Your Kickstarter Campaign

No, it wasn’t 80s nostalgia. It wasn’t La Forge’s famous visor. It wasn’t even the star power of LeVar Burton himself. The “Reading Rainbow” page on Kickstarter raised a stunning $1 million in the first 11 hours because of a subtle feature that should impact your own crowdfunding or donation ...

Kickstarter Makes Launching a New Campaign Easier

Kickstarter Makes Launching a New Campaign Easier

When NBC Nightly News aired a segment last week about the revival of the public television show Reading Rainbow, the anchor didn’t pause to explain where the money came from. “Longtime host LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back,” correspondent Janet Shamlian gushed, as the camera showed numbers ...

Kickstarter Scammer Gets Hit With Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Kickstarter Scammer Gets Hit With Consumer Protection Lawsuit

If you raise money via Kickstarter and don’t deliver products you promised backers, the government will come after you. In what is the first consumer protection lawsuit involving crowdfunding, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit against Ed Nash and his Nashville, Tenn.-based company, Altius ...

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 ...