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Kickstarter-success Soma raises another $2.2 million

In preparation for its nationwide rollout, the San Francisco-based Soma has raised another $2.2 million. This comes after a successful $3.7 million seed round in July 2013, a $1.2 million initial seed round during the summer of 2012.

Meet Redditmade, Reddit's own crowdfunding site

Reddit, the popular, self-described "Front Page of the Internet" has launched Redditmade, a crowdfunding platform for its subreddit users.

Op-Ed: Anonymity not as easy as Kickstarter flame-out Anonabox promised

The wireless router that promised complete online anonymity and airtight wireless security hit the Kickstarter world with a goal of $7,500 and ultimately brought in over half a million. All before spectacularly crashing and burning.

The future of staying dry is here: Kickstarter's air umbrella

While umbrellas come in different sizes, colors, and fabrics, the design of the object hasn’t changed in the last century. With the advent of innovative thinking, a Kickstarter project dubbed “Air Umbrella” is ready to make an appearance.

'Anonabox' Tor router pulled from Kickstarter

The anonymising "Anonabox" broadband router has had its successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter pulled within just days of it starting amid complaints about the device's legitimacy.

Stop putting Kat Edmonson in a box Special

Singer Kat Edmonson has built a solid audience for her unique, retro-meets-future sound. But that doesn’t mean she cares a whole lot about genres. “I don’t know that anyone should,” she explains.

Big tech firms to observe 'Go Slow' day as form of FCC protest

On September 10, if you're finding that Reddit is moving frustratingly slowly, don't panic — it's not your Internet connection. It's a protest of the FCC's potential changes to net neutrality laws.

Fan Expo Canada: Odds and ends Special

Toronto - While Fan Expo Canada provides numerous opportunities for shopping, autographs and photo-ops, there were plenty of interesting panels to see as well. Here are quick summaries of four of them, followed by photos from the event.

A tricked-out cooler is now the most funded Kickstarter of all time

"The Coolest Cooler," which offered a 21st century facelift to a picnic staple, has dethroned the Pebble smartwatch as the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time.

Biochemist seeks funding for novel cancer treatment Special

A biochemist who lost his wife to cancer has spent the past 10 years devoting his life to research. This has led to a device that can examine how cancer spreads. To raise funds for the project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched.

Glow-in-the-dark houseplants get venture backing

After raising more than $450,000 on Kickstarter, a start-up company making glow-in-the-dark houseplants attracts funding from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. The plants will be marketed to consumers soon.

Op-Ed: Infamous Airbnb squatter shows risks of unregulated e-markets

The infamous Airbnb squatter, Maksym Pashanin, turns out to also be a Kickstarter fraudster. Is his inglorious rise a wake-up call to the relatively unregulated e-market industry, which ranges from Kickstarter and Indiegogo to couch-sharing startups?

Don Benjamin talks modeling, new single 'Enough' and Kickstarter Special

Trendsetting model and 'America's Next Top Model' alumnus, Don Benjamin, chatted about his new single, "Enough," which features DeCarlo.

CaseCam brings hands free photography to the iPhone

When was the last time you took a picture with your iPhone's camera? Chances are it wasn't too long ago, but this crowd funding project aims at enhancing that experience.

A post-apocalyptic indie interview on InSomnia Special

Lead Developer Anatoliy Guyduk had some time to talk with us after his successful Kickstarter project for the game InSomnia.

Review: 'Video Games: The Movie' is a doc that needed more time in beta Special

'Video Games: the Movie' is a very informative documentary, but is severely lacking in the substance, education, and fun department.

Eric Elliott's fight against poverty with code goes viral

In his words, Eric Elliott lost everything in 2008 and had to sell his house in 2009, resorting to couch surfing with friends. But by 2010, he had turned all of that around by entering one of the highest-paid industries of all right now: web development.

Man creates Kickstarter for potato salad; Internet explodes

Late last week, a peculiar Kickstarter project emerged — a project seeking a mere $10 to help a man create potato salad. As of writing, the crowd-funding project has raised more than $40,000.

Interview: Jill and Jack Kids Jenn Neilson Special

We caught up with Jenn Neilson of Jill and Jack Kids on the eve of her Kickstarter project. Her campaign that was very "grassroots in nature" as she puts it was also quite successful.

Zero-calorie chocolate from a new Kickstarter project

A new Kickstarter project promises to give you the flavor of chocolate with none of the calories. Their new approach to sweets for those on a diet is getting some huge news in the press.

'Reading Rainbow' $1-million Kickstarter goal reached in a day

An emotional LeVar Burton reaches out to express his gratitude on Youtube when his campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow hits its goal of $1 million in only a day.

New 2 Heads dyslexia app - Game changer for millions of people Special

San Diego - A new app created by a California organisation called 2Heads by 2Dual is coming on the market which is designed to provide direct frontline support for people with dyslexia.

A conversation with 'Mad Men's Kit Williamson Special

If you watch AMC’s "Mad Men," you know Kit Williamson as the bespectacled, somewhat goofy copywriter Ed Gifford. But there is much more to this actor than his role on the hit television show even hints at.

Google buys New Mexico start-up drone maker Titan Aerospace

Is the race for high altitude unmanned drones on? Two major tech giants showed interests in start-up drone companies and another major purchase has been made today.

Steve Grand smashes Kickstarter campaign goal

Singer-songwriter Steve Grand came in like a "Wrecking Ball," to quote the Miley Cyrus song. His mission was to raise $81,000 on Kickstarter for his new CD and he quadrupled that goal thanks to his fans.

A campaign to revolutionize music begins on Kickstarter

A campaign to commercialize a musical glove is quickly gaining momentum on Kickstarter, and the team behind the 'Mi.Mu Glove' believe it will "revolutionize the way in which music can be composed and performed."

Steve Grand in top 5 funded music projects in Kickstarter history

YouTube sensation and singer-songwriter Steve Grand's forthcoming new album "All-American Boy" has more good news to celebrate.

Canada: Crowdfunding to get regulatory green light

An online revenue stream often used by artists and filmmakers is set to be approved in several Canadian provinces for business startups.

Interview with Jo Dee Messina Special

The vivacious country singer-songwriter is releasing a brand new studio album, her first in nine years. She talks to Digital Journal about the project and the reasons for the delay.

Steve Grand makes Top 10 list of most-funded Kickstarter projects

Thanks to the help of his dedicated fans, openly gay independent artist Steve Grand's upcoming album has been one of the top 10 most funded music projects in Kickstarter history.
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Insomnia features a gritty style for its NPC characters.
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A screenshot of using Kickstumbler
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Double Fine Productions turned to Kickstarter to fund their latest video game having high success
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The Anonabox broadband router that directs all traffic through the secure Tor network
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Unraveling the history of your game world is a major part of Insomnia played out through exploration.
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Casey Hopkins was able to raise over $1 million on Kickstarter for his iPhone dock project
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Screen shot of Tucker Fish, a 13-year-old entrepreneur, who is launching a candy bar business to help pay for college and also create scholarships
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Kickstarter is the legitimate funding platform for creative projects
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Artwork from the "It Ain't Goin' Down Like That!" campaign on Kickstarter.
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The air umbrella promises to keep users dry by creating a force field of air
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