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fundraising drive

Diaspora, The Open Facebook Alternative, Soars Past $50,000 In Micro-Funding

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Whenever a service rises to popularity, an “open” alternative is usually close behind. The problem is that most of these alternatives never go anywhere, let along get close to the service they’re trying to supplant. But the rate at which Diaspora*, the open project hoping to be the new Facebook,...
Diaspora, The Open Facebook Alternative, Soars Past $50,000 In Micro-Funding

UK Tech leaders get on their bikes for charity this weekend to raise money for education

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This Friday expect a little disruption to your favourite websites, services and possibly the roads of Paris, as a group of tech leaders from the UK is about to embark upon an incredible journey. 40 UK startup, entrepreneurial, VC and tech folks are cycling from Paris to London to raise...
UK Tech leaders get on their bikes for charity this weekend to raise money for education
Journal site Xanga tries to fend off an impending shutdown with fundraising drive

BT strengthens grip on broadband as isolated homes are forced to go it alone

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As villagers forge their own superfast connections, critics worry that Britain is building the wrong kind of national networkThis month, some 20 homes in Lancashire's isolated Quernmore valley will join the internet fast lane. Thanks to a community fundraising drive and help from an army of volunteers, 2,500 homes in...
BT strengthens grip on broadband as isolated homes are forced to go it alone

Veronica Mars movie halfway to $2m goal on Kickstarter after half a day

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Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell ask fans to fund film, and it looks like the sassiest private eye in town is headed to the big screenCan the power of the cult power the biggest Kickstarter film ever? The crew behind Veronica Mars is about to find out. Show creator Rob Thomas...
Veronica Mars movie halfway to $2m goal on Kickstarter after half a day
Give Charity:Water $1,000 and Be a Vegas Highroller, Downtown Style

Björk launches Kickstarter campaign to fund Biophilia app

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Singer aims to raise £375,000 to extend reach of educational programme associated with innovative multimedia albumBjörk has launched a fundraising drive to adapt her Biophilia iPad apps for other computing platforms. Contributors to the £375,000 Kickstarter campaign will be offered T-shirts, records, autographs and even cocktails with the singer's band.Biophilia,...
Björk launches Kickstarter campaign to fund Biophilia app

Hands-On With GoldieBlox, The Toy That Wants To Make Girls Fall In Love With Engineering

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Ask engineers about their favorite toys growing up, and chances are, LEGOs will be mentioned. Often, they’ll be discussed with great intensity and detail, as in, “The best Christmas ever was in 1988, when I turned my entire bedroom into a LEGO City.” There is something about LEGOs that...
Hands-On With GoldieBlox, The Toy That Wants To Make Girls Fall In Love With Engineering
Whoa, we raised a whopping $89,740 for Rwanda and Charity:Water in September

Librivox free audiobook publisher fundraising drive

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Hugh sez, "LibriVox, makers of free public domain audiobooks, has launched a fund-raising campaign to help pay for servers and other sundry costs. LibriVox is the most prolific audiobook publisher in the world, putting out 75-100 books a month, all free, all public domain, all volunteer-read. The catalog currently stands...
Librivox free audiobook publisher fundraising drive

Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m

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Kate Hudson on board as Scrubs star's online fundraising drive for new project Wish I Was Here attracts 46,000 supportersZach Braff's bid to fund a follow-up to Garden State, his critically acclaimed 2004 directing debut, closed on Friday after gathering support worth a total of $3.1m from more than 46,000...
Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m
More bad news for Vegas Tech Fund: Star company Romotive is moving to the Bay Area
Filmmaker turns to new Rally.org feature to get young actors from Kabul to the Oscars

Sandboxr lets us easily make custom-posed, 3D-printed figurines (video)

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Where was Sandboxr when we were kids? Instead of dragging our parents around on a hunt for the perfect figurine, we could have used the company's new web app to easily manipulate a virtual model and get a 3D printed statuette in the exact pose we wanted. There's compensation...
Sandboxr lets us easily make custom-posed, 3D-printed figurines (video)
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