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Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone

A crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone has set a record for raising more money in pledges than any other such venture. The London-based developer, Canonical, has generated $10,288,472 (about £6.6m) in pledges, passing the record set by Pebble smartwatches last year. But with six days...

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Indiegogo case study: Gravity lighting for developing countries

GravityLight recently raised $399,590 for a project seeking only $55,000. GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free. Following the initial inspiration of using gravity,...

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Crowdfunding: Money talks and connects

New methods of financing business not only help brands to launch or grow, they also enable marketers to get closer to customers. Above: Restaurant chain Leon issued bonds in exchange for £eon pounds - boosting its sales as well The UK economy might be on the road...

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Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

It is truly remarkable to think about the disruption that has resulted from the creation of marketplaces in almost every industry over the last few years. Need a restaurant reservation?  Open Table has it down to a science- compare that to your experience just 10...

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