Tagged with: Kickstarter

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 1, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 1, 2014

One day soon, we’ll be able to control just about every element of our homes from our smartphone. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign, we can add window blinds to that list. A company called Tilt My Blinds will soon let you control your existing blinds’ tilt mechanism through a smartphone app, wall switch or built-in ...

Kickstarter Re-Words Terms and Conditions for Failed Projects

Kickstarter Re-Words Terms and Conditions for Failed Projects

Kickstarter announced several updates late Friday to its terms of use and policies for crowdfunded projects, according to a blog post at the company's site. The terms of use are not changing much about the spirit of the platform, but the update provides more detailed guidelines for setting expectations, both between ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 11, 2014

The next time you go to a barbeque, you’re going to want to make sure you bring The Coolest along. A brand new cooler design, The Coolest recently became the most-funded Kickstarter campaign ever after raising more than $13 million in its 52 day campaign. There are plenty of reasons for the campaign’s 60,000 backers to ...

Kickstarter, Reddit and Others Are Planning an ‘Internet Slowdown’ on September 10

Kickstarter, Reddit and Others Are Planning an ‘Internet Slowdown’ on September 10

As a stand against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s proposal on net neutrality, a group of popular websites will stage an “Internet Slowdown” on Sept. 10. The plan is to overlay their sites with slow-to-load spinning icons. The point is to appeal to visitors to contact policymakers and complain about the ...

‘The Coolest’ Cooler Ends Kickstarter As Most-Funded Project Ever

‘The Coolest’ Cooler Ends Kickstarter As Most-Funded Project Ever

It's the most successful Kickstarter campaign ever. The Coolest Cooler (yes, a cooler) raised $13.3 million in its 52-day run. The previous record holder, the Pebble smartwatch raised $10.2 million in 2012. Why have more than 60,000 people contributed to a cooler campaign? Well, this cooler includes a blender, waterproof ...

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 ...