Post Tagged with: "Kickstarter"

Kickstarter just hit 100,000 successfully funded campaigns
/ February 8, 2016 11:59 am
Kickstarter just hit 100,000 successfully funded campaigns

The Verge reports "Kickstarter hit a big milestone overnight: the successful funding of a 100,000th campaign. It's taken Kickstarter nearly seven years to reach 100,000 funded projects, but the rate at which projects are being funded is much faster than it used to be.". Read More

Kickstarter failures highlight the “backer” vs “consumer” divide
/ December 11, 2015 3:02 pm
Kickstarter failures highlight the “backer” vs “consumer” divide

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Kickstarter must work to reduce the numbers, and make the experience less negative when things do go wrong.". Read More

Wait, Did Facebook Just Build A Kickstarter Competitor?
/ November 18, 2015 12:24 pm
Wait, Did Facebook Just Build A Kickstarter Competitor?

TechCrunch reports "Facebook’s on a quest to absorb the Internet, and now it looks like it could invade crowdfunding. Today the company released a new Fundraiser product that allows non-profits to set up a campaign page, show off a video explaining their goal, collect cash, and let people share News Feed posts with buttons so their friends can instantly contribute without clicking to a new page. As is, Facebook’s Fundraising feature could compete with platforms like Crowdrise.". Read More

F*** the monoculture: How Kickstarter is putting cultural ideology above profits
/ November 4, 2015 12:06 pm
F*** the monoculture: How Kickstarter is putting cultural ideology above profits

VentureBeat reports "Kickstarter could easily be a so-called unicorn itself by now, but it hasn’t followed the traditional route to growth. The company has been profitable for five years, and has never been hot on chasing VC money, though it did actually raise a round (rumored to be $10 million) shortly after launch, from Union Square Ventures, Fred Wilson, Jack Dorsey, Chris Sacca, Katerina Fake, and other notable names.". Read More

Razer confirms it has acquired Ouya’s software assets, founding CEO departs
/ July 27, 2015 5:28 pm
Razer confirms it has acquired Ouya’s software assets, founding CEO departs

VentureBeat reports "The gaming hardware company confirmed today that it had purchased Ouya’s software assets. Ouya was a Kickstarter success story that created a microconsole that allowed players to download more than 1,124 Android games. We originally reported that Razer acquired Ouya last month (which an investment bank confirmed), saying it would cost Razer $10 million to buy the struggling company.". Read More

xxArray™ Kickstarter Launch Brings Ultra-High-Resolution 3D Avatars & Captures to the Masses
/ April 23, 2015 1:44 pm
xxArray™ Kickstarter Launch Brings Ultra-High-Resolution 3D Avatars & Captures to the Masses

With an initial fundraising goal of $100,000, BlueVishnu has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds in support of a multi-city North American tour which will allow people across the U.S. and Canada to take part in their immersive xxArray 3D capture experience. These funds will also be used to accelerate distribution of their developer program, the goal of which is to deliver its API into the hands of developers so they can try it for themselves and begin integrating support into their games and engines. . Read More

Why The New York Times teamed up with Kickstarter
/ March 13, 2015 11:43 am
Why The New York Times teamed up with Kickstarter

Digiday reports "The New York Times greeted visitors to its site homepage on Tuesday with “Strike,” a brief documentary about amateur bowler Bill Fong shooting for three consecutive perfect games. But the video didn’t come from the NYT’s in-house video team; instead, it was the work of Joey Daoud, a 27-year-old documentary filmmaker whom the Times found through crowdfunding site Kickstarter.". Read More

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