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"A simple feat... only expensive": The Oatmeal tries saving Tesla's lab

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Wardenclyffe's tower, built by Tesla, mid-dismantle before it was sold for scrap in 1917. Tesla Society A fundraiser is underway to save scientist Nikola Tesla's old laboratory, named Wardenclyffe, and to turn the site into a museum. The fundraising is spearheaded by Matthew Inman, creator of the webcomic site The...
"A simple feat... only expensive": The Oatmeal tries saving Tesla's lab
Can GiveForward's Crowdfundraisers Kick Down The Cost of Health Care?

Passports with Purpose: Travel bloggers unite to help the places they write about

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A group called Passports with Purpose, started in 2008 by travel bloggers from the Seattle region, is getting closer its 2012 goal of raising $100,000 for Water.org to build wells in Haiti. This year’s fundraiser and related sweepstakes runs through Tuesday Dec. 11 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific. It’s the...
Passports with Purpose: Travel bloggers unite to help the places they write about

Veronica Mars movie looks for crowdfunding, would have digital copies near release (video)

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There's been no shortage of movie projects that lean on crowdfunding to get production underway. Producing a movie based on a major TV series like Veronica Mars, however? That's fresh. Creator Rob Thomas has obtained support from Warner Bros. and lead actress Kristen Bell for a Kickstarter funding drive...
Veronica Mars movie looks for crowdfunding, would have digital copies near release (video)

The Obama Campaign Is Now Using Mobile Payments Device Square For Fundraising

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The latest technology to be adopted by the Obama campaign—Square. The mobile payments device is now being used by the Obama for fundraising, says the company. Staff, fundraisers and others are being equipped with the card reading devices, says Square, enabling the campaign to take donations on the go via...
The Obama Campaign Is Now Using Mobile Payments Device Square For Fundraising

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pokes his way into politics

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Why is the Facebook billionaire entering the political fray with a group of other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs? And will it mark the start of a new career for Zuck?Age: 28.Appearance: Likely programmer. Unlikely billionaire.This is the Facebook guy, right? That's him. Mark "Zuck" Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, Inc,...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pokes his way into politics

Mark Zuckerberg's Holding A Fundraiser For Chris Christie (FB)

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next month at their home in Palo Alto, Heather Hoddon of The Wall Street Journal reports.  Zuckerberg and Christie, who's up for re-election, have a bit of history together. The two first...
Mark Zuckerberg's Holding A Fundraiser For Chris Christie (FB)

Silicon Valley big shots to pay $35,800 for dinner with Obama?

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According to several reports, President Barack Obama will be attending a fundraiser in his honor at the home of Silicon Valley philanthropists tonight. [Read more]...
Silicon Valley big shots to pay $35,800 for dinner with Obama?

30,000 People Contributed to Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein’s Vacation Fund

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(Photo: Pulse2) Fundraising platform Indiegogo just released some interesting stats regarding the do-gooder campaign for bullied bus monitor Karen Klein. The fundraiser, which was launched last Wednesday by nutritionist Max Sidorov to raise money for a vacation for Ms. Klein after a video of her being bullied surfaced on YouTube,...
30,000 People Contributed to Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein’s Vacation Fund
Piggybackr helps kids crowdfund for causes they believe in

Fast Talk: How Pledge4Good Is Like A Virtual Dunk Tank

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Meet Vikram Bellapravalu, whose site pegs small donations to minor feats. Let the push-ups commence!Vikram Bellapravalu is a cofounder of pledge4good, a startup that allows users to peg small donations to minor feats. Instead of hitting up your friends for $50 or $100 when you run that marathon, why not...
Fast Talk: How Pledge4Good Is Like A Virtual Dunk Tank
Mark Zuckerberg hosting re-election fundraiser for New Jersey governor Chris Christie
Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself

At the Gruber family fundraiser — at Mixteca Tequila Bar And Grill http://gowal.la/s/bok

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At the Gruber family fundraiser — at Mixteca Tequila Bar And Grill http://gowal.la/s/bok

Last Post On Sarah Silverman v. TED

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This is the last time we write about this, promise. But it turns out that a week before the super-liberal TED crowd was shocked by comedian Sarah Silverman’s repeated use of the word “retarded” on stage (so much so that TED organizer Chris Anderson tweeted how “god-awful” she was), she...
Last Post On Sarah Silverman v. TED

Crowdtilt focuses on non-profits with new fundraising support, tax-deductible receipts, and lower costs

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Online group-funding campaign platform, Crowdtilt, has an update to its service. It has become certified to legally secure fundraisers for any registered  501(c)(3) organizations. And on top of that, starting today, it can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations to them. Services like Rally, Crowdrise, Kickstarter and others all offer a...
Crowdtilt focuses on non-profits with new fundraising support, tax-deductible receipts, and lower costs

Smashing Silicon Valley's biases

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In 2003, Freada and Mitch Kapor attended a fundraiser at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, for (MS)2, a program that brought 100 disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American students from select public schools across the U.S. to the highly elite prep school for the summer. The program, which...
Smashing Silicon Valley's biases

Explain THAT, Clarissa: Melissa Joan Hart's Failed Kickstarter Canceled

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(Photo: Screencap) It's helped celebs like Zach Braff and Kristen Bell pull together the cash for their passion projects, but it looks like the Kickstarter gravy train has finally dumped a famous person right on her ass. Childhood sassiness role model and erstwhile teen witch Melissa Joan Hart's project has,...
Explain THAT, Clarissa: Melissa Joan Hart's Failed Kickstarter Canceled

For A Stranger In Silicon Valley, Success Isn't Only About Who You Know

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Editor’s note: Cherian Thomas is founder and CEO of Cucumbertown, a recipe-publishing platform. Follow him on his blog and Twitter.  For entrepreneurs, it is now both easier and harder to raise capital: easier because of powerful platforms like AngelList; harder if you’re not part of an accelerator or don’t have a strong network....
For A Stranger In Silicon Valley, Success Isn't Only About Who You Know

NSFW: It’s Easier To Run, And Other Lessons That Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ELEW

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February 2009, and mid-way through the ever-controversial TED conference in Long Beach, California, a pianist called ‘ELEW‘ took to the stage. Dressed in a black suit and white shirt – cuffs open and flapping at his wrists – he sat in front of a grand piano and prepared to...
NSFW: It’s Easier To Run, And Other Lessons That Entrepreneurs Can Learn From ELEW
Angry "Internet lawyer" sues The Oatmeal, bears, and cancer research
How a single tweet cost a member of UK Parliament £14,268

Enterprise-D restoration fundraiser goes live: your chance to revive a slice of Star Trek is here

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For sci-fi lovers, it's on. A fan-devised project to restore the Enterprise-D bridge from Star Trek: The Experience is now actively raising cash on Indiegogo with a newly estimated $240,000 target needed to make the dream real. Crowdfunding brings the obligatory perks for larger donations, although they take on...
Enterprise-D restoration fundraiser goes live: your chance to revive a slice of Star Trek is here

The Oatmeal webcomic is being sued by greeting cards company Oatmeal Studios

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The creator of The Oatmeal, the notorious webcomic about pretty much anything that will make you laugh, may soon be returning to court. It’s yet another odd turn of events. Matthew Inman, the mastermind behind the webcomic, has been working recently with Recycled Greetings, a company that owns the Papyrus chain...
The Oatmeal webcomic is being sued by greeting cards company Oatmeal Studios

Social media notes on the 12-12-12 Concert

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#121212concert, the all-star fundraiser for Sandy relief, had lots of social elements. It was well suited for a day made for social media, starting with the passing of Indian musician Ravi Shankar and ending with Paul McCartney and Nirvana taking centerstage. [Read more]...
Social media notes on the 12-12-12 Concert
Tumblr puts influence to work to raise $100K for Sandy relief, documentary project
Wikimedia Foundation raises $25 million in record time

Fab.com Raises Another $105 Million From Skype Founders And Others

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Fab.com, the design-focused flash-sales site, has raised $105 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. Atomico Ventures, the investing vehicle of Skype cofounders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström, led the round. The Journal notes that while Fab's traffic has skyrocketed since founders Bradford Shellhammer and Jason Goldberg, the company's CEO, changed the...
Fab.com Raises Another $105 Million From Skype Founders And Others

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg To Host Fundraiser For Governor Chris Christie

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Word is out that Mark Zuckerberg is pitching in to Chris Christie's re-election effort. According to Buzzfeed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to host a fundraising event at his Palo Alto residence in support of Republican Governor Chris Christie's re-election. It's not the first time the two have...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg To Host Fundraiser For Governor Chris Christie

BitSoup Hacked Over Hurricane Fundraiser, Announces New Domain

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Torrent sites are not only a magnet for people looking for content, they also attract enemies. While large copyright-dependent industries are obviously interested in their activities, opponents can take other forms. In recent weeks some of the largest torrent sites on the Internet have been targeted, with The Pirate Bay,...
BitSoup Hacked Over Hurricane Fundraiser, Announces New Domain
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