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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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
Digital Journal Report by Walter McDaniel

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.
Digital Journal Report by Sylvannia Soulet

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.
In the Media by James Walker

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.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

'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.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Wallis

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.
Digital Journal Report by Mindy Peterman - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

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."
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

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.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

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.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Interview with Steve Grand: 'All-American Boy' Special

July 2, 2013, was a big day in the life of Chicago singer-songwriter Steve Grand. His self-funded music video "All-American Boy" was posted on YouTube and turned him into an Internet music phenomenon.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Fans back 'gay country star' Steve Grand's Kickstarter campaign

Steve Grand is the first openly gay male country star. He was able to fully fund his forthcoming CD project goal of $81,000, thanks to his dedicated fans.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Digital children's series 'Milli' teaches curiosity, positivity

In collaboration with a British author and German illustrator, production company Honig Studios wants to create a brand new experience for young children and how they read storybooks on tablet devices.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hacked, recommends users change passwords

Kickstarter, the fundraising platform used by millions of people to raise capital for creative projects and businesses, said on Saturday that hackers had gained access to some of its customers' data earlier this week but that the breach had...
In the Media by Reuters

Op-Ed: Kickstarter gives murderer Stafford the boot

Consett - A film-maker who appealed for £2,000 on Kickstarter towards a documentary about Stafford & Luvaglio has received no support at all.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: One Kickstarter project you shouldn't fund

Consett - A production company is appealing for funds to make a film about the case of Stafford & Luvaglio. Make sure you don't help bankroll it.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 19 comments

Interview with singer Peter Himmelman: 'The Boat That Carries Us' Special

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman spoke about his new studio album "The Boat That Carries Us," which will be funded with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Singer Peter Himmelman starts Kickstarter campaign for new CD

Grammy-nominated rock and folk singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman launched his first Kickstarter campaign to support his upcoming album "The Boat That Carries Us."
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Myst creators go to Kickstarter to fund new game

After the game Myst was released in 1993, it became a classic. Now its creators are developing a new game, and they're asking the fans for some help — $1.1 million worth of help.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Tech firms raising funds through Kickstarter

Crowdfunding has typically been used by companies to fund various services and/or or creative endeavors, yet it seems that times are changing.
In the Media by Dusty Wright

Op-Ed: 'Glowing plants' Kickstarter causes controversy

A Kickstarter project that promises donors Arabidopsis seeds transfected with firefly genes is causing a debate over the misuse of genetics and the release of GMOs into the environment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Comedian uses Kickstarter for skywriting prank over Los Angeles

Los Angeles - People were amazed to see the words "How Do I Land?" in the sky over downtown LA recently. The idea was the brainchild of comedian Kurt Braunohler and he raised the money using the popular crowd-funding website, Kickstarter.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Smart-watches to become the next big thing?

From the Apple iPod and iPhone to the tablet, and maybe the laplet (Merge between laptop and tablet), technology in the form of mobile computing has changed quite a bit. Now, is it possible for smart watches to become the next big thing?
In the Media by Milton Este
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Double Fine Productions turned to Kickstarter to fund their latest video game having high success
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Casey Hopkins was able to raise over $1 million on Kickstarter for his iPhone dock project
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