The celebrity ghostwriter Michael Malice is raising money on Kickstarter to publish an autobiography of Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator who died of a heart attack in December 2011.
Mr. Malice never met or interviewed Mr. Kim, whom he calls “the ultimate celebrity ghost” in the Kickstarter video. The video is painfully Read More
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They say that a new Kickstarter campaign is created every five minutes (or something), and 7 p.m. last night was no exception. As the page for “Run Free 2013” went live, you could watch 26-year-old Kyle Scheele, the director of Ridiculo.us, makes his pitch for why you should donate to the $999 goal* of putting on a global marathon. Sorry, make that a fake global marathon.
” There’s a saying on the internet,” Mr. Scheele began. “Pics or it didn’t happen”.
“In other words, if something is real, if it actually happened, there will be pictures to back that up.
But what if something DIDN’T actually happen, but there are STILL pictures of it? Does that mean it DID happen? If something is fake, how much evidence does it take before it becomes real?
That’s the question we’re trying to answer.
So, on February 2, 2013, we are faking a marathon. “
I’ve always been a big believer that its not the length of your project that counts, but how you use it. Apparently I was misinformed, because today the fund raising platform Kickstarter announced that it will cut the maximum length for projects from 90 to 60 days in an effort to get more of them successfully funded.
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Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site and one of the most successful young startups based in New York City, just posted a roundup of stats from 2010.
While other startups struggle to figure out business models, Kickstarter takes a five percent haircut of every project that raises money on the site–and Kickstarter has no problems Read More
Time ran out late last night for community funding site Kickstarter’s biggest project ever.
A Chicago designer asked for $15,000 to build kits to convert an iPod Nano into the face for a slick watch.
The grand total raised? $941,558.
“Our entire studio, MINIMAL, is totally floored by the response we have gotten over the Read More
Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars on Kickstarter to projects in music, film, art, technology, design, food and publishing. But what does it all mean?
Kickstarter is another creatively-inclined, high-minded New York startup in the vein of Etsy or Art.sy, and it’s waxing existential:
What underlies Read More
The Chicago designer who requested $15,000 on Kickstarter to build watches out of iPod Nanos and ended up raising more than $500,000, Scott Wilson, has quite the resume.
His design firm, MINIMAL, has worked on the Xbox 360 and Kinect Sensor, Dell’s Venue Pro Smartphone, and a line of furniture for Coalesse, Read More