What hardware companies should know about Kickstarter
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The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: After a rejection by Kickstarter, the co-founders of Lockitron, Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt, decided to follow in the footsteps of App.net and take pre-orders for their innovative deadbolt add-on directly. This gamble paid off. Big time. The initial goal of $150,000 pre-orders was hit within 24 hours....
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Are investors becoming less reluctant to invest in hardware startups?

thenextweb.com
Until recently, if you asked shrewd tech investors about the best place to inject a substantial amount of funding capital, the most likely answer would be along the lines of “Pump those dollars into software”. Nowadays, however, a current (and also surprising) surge of hardware startups – often at the...
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Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real

allthingsd.com
A long-shunned Silicon Valley technology sector — consumer-electronics start-ups — is showing some surprising signs of life. Entrepreneurs in California have quietly launched dozens of small hardware companies, designing everything from smart wristwatches to digital thermostats. The typical business plan: raise enough money to create prototypes in the U.S. that...
Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real

Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency

www.patentlyapple.com
According to a study from the Boston University School of Law, patent litigation caused by "non-practicing entities" (NPEs), better known as "patent trolls," cost U.S. software and hardware companies US$29 billion in 2011. NPEs are individuals and firms that own patents but do not directly use their patented technology to...
Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency

Who Needs a Walk Down Sand Hill Road? AngelList Alums Have Raised $1.1 Billion

pandodaily.com
2012 might go down in history as the year that crowdfunding became more than just a hippie, feel-good pipe dream. Kickstarter has utterly revolutionized hardware and robotics, breathing new life into industries that most VCs had turned their backs on. Meanwhile, AngelList has changed the way companies raise first rounds...
Who Needs a Walk Down Sand Hill Road? AngelList Alums Have Raised $1.1 Billion

Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Acer CEO sent out a warning shot to Microsoft saying it should "think twice" about building its own tablet. He warned that Microsoft was going to be making a huge mistake and it would damage the ecosystem. We were on CNBC today to defend Microsoft's decision to build its own...
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