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Crowdfunding has often been touted as a democratizing force, and while the fundraising model is only now starting to enter the mainstream, the early results suggest that there's some truth to the claims. Perhaps the clearest example of this thus far is crowdfunding in the context of gender equality. Hubbub, a crowdfunding platform that caters to students, recently put together an infographic that neatly shows the expanded role of women in crowdfunding.
Earlier this week, Indiegogo decided to introduce a new feature that aims to add a new layer to the accepted crowdfunding model. Select successful campaigns on the platform have been allowed to keep their campaigns open to pledges. If the experiment proves successful, all will be able to keep pledges coming in past deadline.
In this end-of-week edition: EatWith raises $8 million to connect strangers over dinner; Airbnb's new tax a potential model going forward for the sharing economy; another Kickstarter-funded game stops production after failing to secure additional funds; Australian government crowdsourcing ideas for public housing; and more.
The importance of safe drinking water is difficult to overstate. Sadly, millions of people continue to live without ready access to clean water. Despite the Indian state’s best efforts, the problem is difficult to fix because of just how expansive India’s rural regions are, and how difficult it is to monitor the quality of water going into each town or village. That’s why a research team led by Joe Brown of Georgia Tech University is looking to take a bottom-up approach to water monitoring.
In this Crowd Coffee: Kickstarter lawsuit nearing decision; crowdfunding not a sure thing for small businesses; citizen scientists help biologists gather information on a stingless ray; the sharing economy and electricity, revisited; and more.