Tagged: tech

New Android Tablet Remix Scores Over $100,000 in 24 hours on Kickstarter

On Thursday, China-based Jide Tech, hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new Android tablet, Remix. The Remix is considered an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. The company stated:… Read More

Crowdfunding Author Marianne IIZUKA Examines French Crowdfunding Industry: ANACOFI and AFIP Member Shares Expertise

In November The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. This is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe.  This benchmarking… Read More

Mambu CEO Eugene Danilkis Disrupts & Innovates P2P / Banking Tech: Focuses on Emerging Economies

Mambu, a cloud banking technology platform provider that works with more than 100 financial innovators worldwide, including Banco Macro, Opportunity International,  Mentors International, and Yale University, uniquely sits at the nexus of the transformation and financial inclusion markets, where new applications and the cloud’s agility… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Featured Films & Projects For 2014 Film Festival in Los Angeles

Crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, announced earlier this week details about its upcoming Film Fest in Los Angeles, California. The event will take place on September 12th from 6-11pm and features the platform’s favorite films, shorts, web series, animations, documentaries and more – all funded on the site…. Read More

Mailpile Crowdfunds to Create an Encrypted Mail Client

With all the revelations in the press about our friends at the NSA reading our email hosted on the likes of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft it is no surprise there is a growing rumbling about alternatives to these widely used platforms.  There have always been… Read More

The Spinpod Promises Perfect Panoramic Smartphone Photos

Two PhD candidates from UCLA have a campaign on Kickstarter seeking $75,000 to bring the Spinpod to market. The Spinpod promises to help users capture high-quality panoramic images and time-lapse video easily with their smartphones and full cameras. “Our goal was to develop a device that… Read More

Why everything geeks think they know about Kickstarter is wrong

Kickstarter has been described as the Home Shopping Network for geeks—picture an online version of the Sharper Image catalog and an investment platform for tech startups having a baby. But this is the wrong way to think about Kickstarter, because the site’s founders have actually… Read More

BrickPi Is A Raspberry Pi Brain For Your LEGO Cyborgs

BrickPi has a hugely successsful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The goal? To crowdfund Raspberry Pi-based brains that work with off-the-shelf LEGO® Mindstorms hardware to create your very own robots. The Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap ($25) computer that has a footprint roughly similar to… Read More

Move Over Google Glass: meta 1 Turns Augmented Reality To 11

We’ve written numerous times about the Oculus Rift, a product by Oculus VR that gives video gamers a full virtual reality experience. Now a product called the meta 1 aims to bring virtual reality to our everyday world, and it’s crowdfunding now on Kickstarter. As… Read More

Fully Funded Indiegogo Campaign Offers Protection From New Drone Overlords

Drones have taken center stage in the fight for privacy in the United States as more police forces and government agencies announce plans to employ drones in a variety of ways. DroneShield is a product crowdfunding on Indiegogo that allows preorders of their proprietary drone… Read More

Motes: Tiny Portable Sensors To Monitor Your World

“I originally got the idea due to my interest in gardening. But when my son was born, I wanted to monitor the temperature and humidity in his bedroom overnight for health reasons, and I was surprised to find no low-cost, simple iPhone solution existed.”Marc Nicholas, creator of… Read More

SitePoint Staffers Build Launchable, A Crowdfunding Experiment For Online Courses

SitePoint is an online media company specializing in news geared toward software developers and other flavors of geek. As is somewhat common in these circles, they afford their staff a few days on occasion to work on personal projects on company time. Why would a… Read More

Ouya Reactions Highlight Challenge With Crowdfunded Tech Products

Ouya raised over $8 million on Kickstarter last year followed by a $15 million round led by Kleiner Perkins, becoming a darling of the gaming media as an example of crowdfunding’s power to democratize a gaming industry long dominated by large publishers and manufacturers. Now… Read More

Handcharge Your Smartphones with SOSCharger

Remember how we were bemoaning the fact that the original SOSCharger didn’t work with smartphones? Well guess what, SOS Ready has heard the pleas of the smartphone owners and have put up a Kickstarter campaign for their newest line of hand-crank smartphone chargers. Not only is this great for… Read More

Amiigo Bracelet Original Crowdfunding Goal $90K leads to $500K Stretch

The Amiigo Fitness bracelet has been covered here on these pages but also in many other news publications.  Hailed wide and far as a crowdfunding success for the tech arena, Amiigo still has 7 days left on their crowdfunding campaign with over $490,000 raised.  The… Read More

Entrepreneurs, dreamers turning to crowdfunding in droves

Fitness lovers with a competitive streak, picture this: a wearable electronic device that does the trash-talking for you. Dave Scott did. He’s 27, big into cardio and cross fit and wanted to brag about his personal bests. So did his buddy Abe Carter, 24. They… Read More

Interview: The iSmartAlarm Hopes to Revolutionize Home Security

Last week I sat down with Zac Sutton, the marketing manager for iSmartAlarm. We’ve covered their product recently in our “cool tech products crowdfunding now” post… For those of you tired of spending the monthly toll for a security system which is only used occasionally… Read More

Crowdfunding Tech: Three Cool Tech Products Crowdfunding Now

I am a tech junkie constantly lurking the pages of the umpteen different tech sites hunting down the “next big thing”.  Crowdfunding has turbo charged the creativity and innovation in the tech world.  Now the market analysis is completed prior to product launch.  The customers… Read More

Will Crowdfunding Change the Face of Consumer Electronics?

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a number of companies showed wares developed using the crowdfunding finance model popularized by Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and a variety of other firms.  Some of these devices were recently reviewed in another Forbes article and include: Two watches: the… Read More

Crowdfunding Tech: 3 Cool Crowdfund Items for Your Smartphone

As a gadget / tech lover the advent of crowdfunding has really created a windfall of new devices to covet – for both iOS and Android devices.  I am constantly amazed at the creativity and ingenuity crowdfunding has allowed to bring to the masses and… Read More

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