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Crowdfund A $65 Robot That Runs Like A Maniac Cockroach

The Dash, created by Dash Robotics, is an insect-inspired simple robot kit that runs like the fastest, most rectangular cockroach ever. There's a crowdfunding campaign and beta test, with 27 days left to get one of the first 1,000 robots available. Dash stands for "Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod," which...

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Crowdfunding Hardware With a Helping Hand From GE

One of the biggest headaches on crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo is vaporware: hardware projects that never materialize or arrive much later than their creators promised. It happens when creators don’t have a grip on the cost or complexity of manufacturing. CNNMoney found last...

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PayPal Has a Crowdfunding Problem

Late Wednesday evening, the founders behind Mailpile, a privacy-centric email client that's already raised north of $130,000 on Indiegogo, received a message no crowdfunder wants to hear: PayPal had frozen about one-third of the funds in their account. The company's co-founder writes: Afer four phone calls, the last of...

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Mosaic Uses Crowdfunding To Finance Solar Projects

Mosaic provides a unique crowdfunding platform that allows investors to lend money to support solar power projects and earn a return in the bargain. Once the projects are installed, they generate revenue from the sale of power to user and the lenders are repaid with interest. At...

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Egypt’s artists and activists crowdfund to support projects

Egyptian artists and innovators are increasingly using crowdfunding platforms to raise money for projects, by-passing limitations of traditional fundraising. Egyptian artists, innovators and social activists are more frequently turning to crowdfunding platforms – portals that allow them to fundraise online for their artistic endeavors. Suffering from...

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