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  • Indiegogo Tries “Forever Funding” Campaigns Without End Dates

    Indiegogo Tries “Forever Funding” Campaigns Without End Dates

    Indiegogo is expanding beyond temporary crowdfunding projects and into hosting permanent crowdfunded businesses. In the next few days it plans to launch “Forever Funding”, a source close to Indiegogo confirmed to me. This will let creators raise money indefinitely rather than having to set a date for their campaign to stop. [Update 7:35am PST: Indiegogo has just announced the… Read More

  • Connected Hardware bttn Fires Up An Indiegogo Crowdfunder

    Connected Hardware bttn Fires Up An Indiegogo Crowdfunder

    Earlier this year Finnish startup The Button Corporation (TBC) unboxed a connected hardware button, called charmingly enough, bttn. It started taking pre-orders at €69 per pop back in May but has now fired up a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to speed manufacturing and expand the reach of its bttn, with a stated focus of driving interest in the US. Read More

  • Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

    Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

    Crowdfunding dollars are only one source of capital for hardware startups. The other source, the one that gets even more attention, is venture capital. In the years since Kickstarter came into the world, venture investing in hardware has gone from non-existent to mainstream. Read More

  • Indiegogo Campaign Hacked This Weekend, But Wasn’t Part Of A Widespread Attack

    Indiegogo Campaign Hacked This Weekend, But Wasn’t Part Of A Widespread Attack

    A campaign page on Indiegogo was hacked over the weekend, making it appear as if the Indiegogo team itself had taken down the campaign and closed the page. However, the hack does not appear to be indicative of a wider breach of Indiegogo security. Instead, it seems the hackers were able to guess the account password which allowed them to make edits to the page. Indiegogo says that after… Read More

  • Pandora, Indiegogo Release Employee Diversity Reports

    Pandora, Indiegogo Release Employee Diversity Reports

    Indiegogo reported 33 percent of its tech employees are female, a relatively higher percentage than other companies that have recently released diversity reports. In comparison, Twitter’s tech employees are 10 percent female, and those numbers are only slightly better at Snapchat (about 15 percent), Facebook (15 percent) and Google (17 percent). Both Pinterest and eBay both reported… Read More

  • UniPi Is A Powerful Board That Can Control Your Smart Home

    UniPi Is A Powerful Board That Can Control Your Smart Home

    In the near future we will all live in smart homes. Our doors will open automatically, our air conditioners will know when we are too hot, and our toilets will understand our deepest needs. And the device to tie everything together? The Unipi. Created by a pair of Czech engineers, Adam Škorpík and Tomas Hora, the UniPi connects to a Raspberry Pi and includes eight relays for turning on and… Read More

  • The Glov Will Make You The Inspector Gadget Of Sex Toys

    The Glov Will Make You The Inspector Gadget Of Sex Toys

    You know that part in the movie where they geeky librarian takes off their glasses, shakes out their hair, and instantly becomes super hot? I haven’t personally tried out the Glov (as it just launched for pre-order on Indiegogo), but I can only assume that it’s a bit like that: It looks awkward at first, but it feels really good once you get down to it. The Glov is meant to solve… Read More

  • The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road

    The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road

    The stats around motorcycle safety in the United States are pretty bleak, but the folks at Skully are looking to give an added layer of safety to the bike-riding thrill-seekers of the world. The Skully AR-1 helmet started quite literally as a fever dream by founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller, who had been in multiple motorcycle accidents before. He dreamt of a helmet that could give him HUD… Read More

  • Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

    Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

    Nooka is one of my favorite watch brands. The creator, Matthew Waldman, originally worked for Seiko and then built his own company, creating a unique line of watches that depended on dots and gauges to tell the time and date. His pieces, which prefigured the rise of weirdo watchmakers like Tokyoflash, were geek chic before there was geek chic. Read More

  • Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

    Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

    Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first company. So it should come as no surprise that Indiegogo is ready to launch an iOS mobile… Read More