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Is This Overfunded Sandals Project the Biggest Kickstarter Flop Yet?

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Bad news for those among Vere Sandals’ 1,091 backers on Kickstarter who still haven’t received their footwear: The factory caught on fire and your sandals may have gotten burned up. Really. At least Vere’s creators are offering to negotiate “options” to fulfill its obligations to backers and has refunded some...
Is This Overfunded Sandals Project the Biggest Kickstarter Flop Yet?

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

A Look Ahead at GDC: It's Mobile vs. Consoles in Fight for Game Developers' Attention

allthingsd.com
If San Francisco appears to be even geekier than usual this week, there’s a reason: The annual Game Developers Conference is taking over Moscone West today through Friday. AllThingsD will be there, and we’re keeping an eye on two questions in particular: How is the business of mobile games changing,...
A Look Ahead at GDC: It's Mobile vs. Consoles in Fight for Game Developers' Attention

Kickstarter project ‘Brydge’ makes iPad like MacBook Air — no toaster required

www.geekwire.com
Apple CEO Tim Cook took a thinly veiled jab at Microsoft and Windows PC makers yesterday, saying that the notion of a hybrid tablet/notebook requires so many trade-offs that no one ends up being happy in the end. “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are...
Kickstarter project ‘Brydge’ makes iPad like MacBook Air — no toaster required

Apple pledges royalty-free licensing of "nano-SIM" technology geared towards future iOS devices

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Apple will reportedly offer to license a new, ultra-compact SIM card technology to rival mobile devices makers if they agree back the format as the new industry standard for subscriber identification modules (SIM), a move which could pave the way for more compact and efficiently-designed iOS devices....
Apple pledges royalty-free licensing of "nano-SIM" technology geared towards future iOS devices

Hacker pledges to re-enable Linux on PS3

www.reghardware.co.uk
Sony anti-hack firmware to be hacked Hacker George Hotz, the guy who opened up the Sony PlayStation 3 earlier this year, has vowed to find a way to allow Linux buffs to install their favourite OS on the console after an upcoming firmware update renders this impossible.…What is your recession...
Hacker pledges to re-enable Linux on PS3
Piggybackr helps kids crowdfund for causes they believe in

Jeremy Hunt pledges fastest broadband network in Europe by 2015

www.guardian.co.uk
Culture secretary firms up high-speed targets after critical Lords report but Labour attacks plans for favouring speed over accessThe UK will have the fastest broadband network of any major European country by 2015, the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has pledged.The commitment marks a firming up of the government's original target...
Jeremy Hunt pledges fastest broadband network in Europe by 2015

Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network

www.engadget.com
Not exactly groundbreaking news here -- Clearwire's impending LTE TDD network is happening, regardless -- but it's always good to have the weight of a mainstay like Qualcomm behind you. Particularly when you're pushing uphill, into the wind, against far more established 4G networks from AT&T and Verizon Wireless....
Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network
Kickstarter is on pace to collect $1 billion in pledges this year
How Pebble And Other Product Phenomenons Killed It On Kickstarter

VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console

techcrunch.com
The folks behind the stylish, Android-based OUYA game console have been on a hot streak lately. Not only has the project raked in over $6 million in Kickstarter pledges, but cloud gaming service OnLive and legendary game developer Square-Enix have thrown their collective weight behind the $99 gadget. Now there’s...
VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console

With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

www.geekwire.com
Google is seeking to reassure technology standards groups that it won’t misuse Motorola’s patent portfolio to extract unreasonable licensing fees for patents deemed “standard-essential” if its $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile phone giant is approved by regulators. Microsoft — which is facing the prospect of paying Motorola as much...
With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep

thenextweb.com
Both finding success by crowdsourcing funding for their new smartphone-enabled products, Lumawake and Lockitron have teamed up again to extend the capabilities of their respective intelligent sleep recognition system and connected door-locking mechanism to secure your house the minute you fall asleep. The partnership sees Lumawake tune its motion-sensing sleep...
Crowdfunding pioneers Lumawake and Lockitron team up to lock your doors the minute you fall asleep
Oscar isn't the only one that gets to relish in Kickstarter's success
Funding Daily: A feast of funding

Whitman defends HP: Dings Surface, Cisco, pledges innovation

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In a no-BS performance at Gartner's Symposium, HP CEO Meg Whitman takes a few shots and dishes a few out. Unfortunately, results from HP's makeover won't appear until 2014....
Whitman defends HP: Dings Surface, Cisco, pledges innovation
Portland hipsters raise $20K on Kickstarter to make leather handles for bikes

Insert Coin: Clang, a motion-controlled swordfighting game by no less than Neal Stephenson (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. We won't lie: this might be the ultimate Insert Coin. It's...
Insert Coin: Clang, a motion-controlled swordfighting game by no less than Neal Stephenson (video)
HopeMob cuts fees from the online giving equation
An Arduino-based robot for people who don't know how to build robots
How much accountability should your Kickstarter pledge buy?

Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

www.insidefacebook.com
Once again, Facebook is prompting users to share that they voted, though this year the social network has introduced a mobile component and a real-time map of voters. Most voting-age Facebook users in the U.S. were met with a module atop their News Feed highlighting friends who have voted and...
Facebook gets out the vote, this time with mobile prompts and a real-time map

Open source video editing program needs help on Kickstarter, offers immortality in return

www.engadget.com
Forget having kids. Forget mind-transfers. Real immortality lies in naming a video transition after yourself. No, seriously. To make eternity happen, you simply need to donate $500 to Jonathan Thomas's Kickstarter project and in return he'll let you create and name a transition effect in a new cross-platform version...
Open source video editing program needs help on Kickstarter, offers immortality in return

Until Yesterday, Kickstarter Had No $1 Million Projects—Today, It Has 2

www.theatlantic.com
It's been a huge day for the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, which saw its two most-backed projects reach $1 million in pledges within four hours of each other yesterday. The first project to reach the one-million-dollar threshhold was the Elevation Dock, an iPhone dock, which got its million from more than...
Until Yesterday, Kickstarter Had No $1 Million Projects—Today, It Has 2

A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

arstechnica.com
Nearly 90,000 backers pledged over $3.3 million dollars on Kickstarter to make video game developer Double Fine’s new adventure game project a reality. But Double Fine's immense success worried some projects that they would suffer from reduced contributions as a result. Not so, says Kickstarter. In fact, in a post...
A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case

www.fosspatents.com
I've now located the fifth and last amicus curiae brief supporting Google against Oracle's Android/Java copyright appeal. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has published its submission to the Federal Circuit on the organization's website.Last week I already said this about the CCIA's allegiance to Google:Google is a driving...
Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case
Deadspin Launches Indiegogo Campaign, Asks America to Determine Market Value of Ryan Lochte DickPic

Teenager Skis To North Pole For Foursquare Badge

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You might think you’re mildly addicted to social media and location-sharing apps such as Foursquare, but would you ski the North Pole for a geo-location badge? Fifteen-year old Parker Liautaud will be part of an expedition that involves social media reportage, including Foursquare. His own goal is to be the...
Teenager Skis To North Pole For Foursquare Badge
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