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Crowdfunding: 5 Things You Should KnowNew crowdfunding sites are springing up every month and more and more entrepreneurs are looking to these sites for money. Despite all the hoopla, crowdfunding is not currently a good alternative for most start-up or small businesses. Here are five things you should know about crowdfunding. Projects, Not Businesses
Markets of Magical Thinking by Esther DysonExit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space KAZAN – Americans are great believers in the value of entrepreneurs and small business.Monitor: Putting your money where your mouse isWIKIPEDIA, a giant online encyclopedia compiled by volunteers, is the product of the aggregation of lots of people's spare time. An example of “crowdsourcing”, it demonstrates that on the internet, as in the real world, many hands make light work. Can the same approach be applied to money as well as time?We were wrong » The Kickstarter BlogDear everybody, On Wednesday morning Kickstarter was sent a blog post quoting disturbing material found on Reddit. The offensive material was part of a draft for a “seduction guide” that someone was using Kickstarter to publish. The posts offended a lot of people — us included — and many asked us to cancel the creator’s project. We didn’t. We were wrong.
How to Build an App Empire: Can You Create The Next Instagram?Chad Mureta runs his seven-figure app business from his iPhone. (Photo: Jorge Quinteros). I first met Chad Mureta in Napa Valley in 2011. Two years prior, he had been in a horrible car accident. He’d lost control of his truck in at attempt to avoid a deer, hit a median, and flipped four times, nearly destroying his dominant arm in the wreckage. While in the hospital for a lengthy recovery, a friend gave him an article about the app market.Kickstarted: How one company is revolutionizing product development172inShare Jump To Close Kickstarter is funding an era of product development uncompromised by focus groups and committees