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Tilt Does Away with Fees on ‘Collect’ Campaigns
Crowdfunding

Not all fees have been dropped: those selling items via the ‘Sell Something’ option will still need to pay 2.5 percent, as will those fundraising for causes. And as Beshara mentioned above, those paying with credit cards for Collect campaigns will still need to pay processing fees, though that’s standard across the industry.

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Anton RootAug 29, 2014 05:56 pm GMT678 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 29
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: the story of North Carolina's crowdfunding law; Mumbai Film Festival crowdfunding to stay open; an ultra-local twist on the sharing economy in Zurich; Uber enters Seoul; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 29, 2014 02:53 pm GMT624 views
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Three Takeaways from the Coolest Cooler Campaign
Crowdfunding

Eugene Leychenko, founder of CrowdfundingCode.tv, looks at some of the numbers behind the record-breaking Coolest Cooler Kickstarter campaign, which is open to backers until tomorrow. He draws some conclusions and offers three tips to backers who want to replicate the success.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 28, 2014 08:49 pm GMT726 views
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26 Crowdfunding Platforms to Consider Using [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Wrike, a project management software company, recently put together a list of 26 platforms to help users navigate the landscape. It’s not an exhaustive account, but it acts as a good starting point for those who are beginning to explore crowdfunding, and what platforms they should use for their own campaigns.

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Anton RootAug 28, 2014 05:30 pm GMT1196 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 28
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: why crowdfunding is the next big investing trend; some silly campaigns find surprise success on Kickstarter; Uber and Lyft fight for drivers; Rebecca Minkoff is asking the crowd to help pick out her next line; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 28, 2014 02:59 pm GMT738 views
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Crowdsourcing and Risk Management [Research]
Crowdfunding

We share a PhD thesis uploaded by one of our community members: Michael Gebert, founder and CEO of Marketing Society-Crowd Mentor Network, and organizer of the CrowdDialog conference in Munich. It's a research paper that's exhaustive enough to serve both as an introduction to crowdsourcing for the newcomers, as well as an interesting exploration of risk management for those more familiar with crowdsourcing.

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Anton RootAug 27, 2014 10:55 pm GMT1808 views
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Coolest Cooler Passes Pebble, Becomes Most-Funded Kickstarter Project
Crowdfunding

The Coolest Cooler is now the most-funded Kickstarter campaign, taking the crown from the Pebble smartwatch after 862 days of reign. According to Kickstarter, who updated its blog post about the ‘History of #1,’ the takeover took place at around 10pm Eastern last night.

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Anton RootAug 27, 2014 06:43 pm GMT1264 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 27
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: wrinkle in Wisconsin law slows crowdfunding; crowdfunding leaders still urging SEC action on Title III; new crowdfunding bill in Kentucky introduced; sharing economy isn't just about sharing things; Tongal on crowdsourcing ads; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 27, 2014 02:10 pm GMT978 views
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Betterific Puts First Product on Shelf
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Betterific, the crowdsourced ideation company, announced recently the first product to come out of its platform: tags on fitted sheets to show which side of the sheet fits which side of the bed. The product was picked up by Dormify, an online store that caters to college kids, and hit the online shelves last month.

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Anton RootAug 26, 2014 09:22 pm GMT869 views
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Coolest Cooler Inches Closer to Kickstarter Record
Crowdfunding

The Coolest Cooler campaign is on the verge of breaking the Kickstarter record for the most-funded project on the platform. At the time of this writing, the campaign stood at around $10,190,000 — less than $80,000 from reaching the $10,266,845 the Pebble smartwatch raised in May 2012.

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Anton RootAug 26, 2014 07:02 pm GMT1192 views
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Comparing Active and Proposed Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemptions [Chart]
Crowdfunding

Have you been wondering how intrastate crowdfunding exemptions are shaping up? Anthony Zeoli, Georgia Quinn, and Crowdcheck came up with two handy charts to help you navigate the state crowdfunding landscape.

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Anton RootAug 26, 2014 05:27 pm GMT866 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 26
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: with Title III still in limbo, CrowdCheck adapted to existing regulations; Kickstarter campaign raising money for a film about extreme Kickstarter backers; the sharing economy in Vancouver; using crowdsourcing to see where sick zones may be; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 26, 2014 02:48 pm GMT954 views
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How to Craft a Compelling Hook the Media Can’t Resist
Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli writes in with her latest advice. This time, she looks at a campaign to get a boy into special needs school, and discusses how the campaign owners can spread their story among media outlets. Read on to find out, and submit your own questions in the comments.

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Rose SpinelliAug 25, 2014 03:14 pm GMT1424 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 25
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition: a look at intra-state crowdfunding laws; teachers crowdfunding classrooms ahead of new year; Levar Burton named 'Geek of the Year'; app that helps save lives expands reach; and more. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 25, 2014 02:17 pm GMT881 views
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Pono Music Passes $6.3M on Crowdfunder
Crowdfunding

Pono Music had already been well-known among the crowdfunding community because of its highly successful Kickstarter campaign. With its latest achievement, it seems poised to enter the crowdfunding hall of fame.

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Anton RootAug 22, 2014 10:19 pm GMT1664 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 22
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition: #ReleaseTheRules movement encouraging SEC to enact Title III of the JOBS Act; how to ensure your crowdfunding campaign meets its goal; peer-to-peer censorship prevention; crowdsourcing defense against roya fungus; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 22, 2014 03:46 pm GMT775 views
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uBiome Raises $4.5M from Andreessen Horowitz, Angel Investors
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

uBiome, the company that’s sequencing microbiome with the crowd’s help, has raised $4.5 million from VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and angel investors, according to TechCrunch. It’s big news for the company, which has previously received funding from 500 Startups and Y Combinator. It first caught our eye when it was looking to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo; it ended up raising $350,000.

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Anton RootAug 21, 2014 09:29 pm GMT1652 views
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Map Shows Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Projects and Platforms [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Renewable energy seems to be a good fit for crowdfunding. Many people feel passionately about ridding the world of pollution, and renewable energy projects can go a long way in making that dream a reality. It’s hardly surprising, then, that a number of crowdfunding platforms have popped up across the world to support renewable energy. Indeed, the industry niche has become prominent enough to host its own conference in London on October 30.

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Anton RootAug 21, 2014 06:17 pm GMT2573 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 21
Crowdfunding

In this edition: SketchFactor shows one of the downsides of crowdsourcing; enterprises increasingly turning to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding; protecting your property when making use of the sharing economy; crowdfunding real estate; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 21, 2014 03:26 pm GMT1192 views
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Crowdsourcing and Ecommerce: Do The Two Go Together?
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Owen Andrew, a journalist with a background in ecommerce, writes in to discuss how crowdsourcing can aid the ecommerce efforts of large and small businesses alike.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 20, 2014 08:39 pm GMT2618 views
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