Kickstarter shut down the campaign for AI porn group Unstable Diffusion amid changing guidelines
The group trying to monetize AI porn generation, Unstable Diffusion, raised more than $56,000 on Kickstarter from 867 backers. Now, as Kickstarter changes its thinking about what kind of AI-based proj
Kickstarter CEO Everette Taylor on blockchain, inclusion, unions and the future of crowdfunding
For most CEOs, the first several weeks or months are spent learning the ropes, poring over financials and meeting shareholders. More often than not, press interviews are reserved for a later date. Eve
Kickstarter names Everette Taylor CEO
Kickstarter announced today that it has appointed Everette Taylor as CEO. The news comes nearly six months after Aziz Hasan officially stepped down from the chief executive role. Hasan had served in t
Anki’s spiritual successor hits Kickstarter with some impressive moves
Like a number of attendees, I was taken with ClicBot when I first saw it a few CESes ago. We’re all up to our ears in “educational” robotics kits. STEM learning is important, of course, but the
The alternative asset class needs new infrastructure — who will build it?
Just as traditional alternatives are becoming a consistent part of the modern portfolio, a new era of alternative assets is emerging, fueling a broader and more fragmented landscape for investing.
Kickstarter sent password reset emails to millions of users, but didn’t tell anyone why
Crowdfunding website Kickstarter sparked fears overnight of a possible security incident after the company sent unsolicited password reset emails to millions of users without prior explanation. The em
Kickstarter will now hide reported comments pending review
Kickstarter announced today it will now automatically hide from public view comments reported by creators until its Trust and Safety team has reviewed them and made a decision as to whether the commen
Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan
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Twitter is wiping embeds of deleted tweets from the web
The edit tweet button isn’t Twitter’s only new feature that can rewrite history. The company has apparently changed the way it handles embedded tweets that were deleted after the fact, lit
Co-founders of Ukrainian startup Delfast discuss navigating through a crisis
"Every morning starts with a check-in on Slack with all the colleagues. It’s important to keep in touch and know that everyone is fine, or as fine as is possible right now."
It’s a fintech world, and we’re just living in it
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. It was a live recording this week, which was good fun. Our co-
Kickstarter’s CEO stepping down in April
In a blog post today titled “Moving Forward, With Gratitude,” Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan announced that he is stepping down from his leadership role at the crowdfunding platform. After thr
Wordle founder Josh Wardle on going viral and what comes next
The internet loves an unlikely success story, and as we approached the new year, one came around the corner to delight us with a simple idea, and a short game to play it out: Wordle, where you guess a
Big Cartel staff are voluntarily recognized as the latest tech workers union
Yesterday, e-commerce company Big Cartel’s co-founders Matt Wigham and Eric Turner voluntarily recognized the Big Cartel Workers Union. After the new year, the union — which represents all
Justin Kan debuts Fractal, a Solana-based marketplace for gaming NFTs
While OpenSea has already seemed to win the lion’s share of NFT marketplace traffic, competing storefronts are still striving to find their niche and prepare for a future where NFTs mean more th
Runway raises $2M seed, launches its ‘air traffic control’ system for mobile app releases
Runway, a startup that emerged from the challenges that faced Rent the Runway’s first iOS team, is now exiting beta and launching its service that simplifies the mobile app release cycle —
AKUA lands $3.2M to turn kelp into burgers
AKUA aims to replace the unsustainable part of food — factory farming — with regenerative ocean farming.
LastPad is a reusable menstrual pad that does away with disposable towels
Direct to consumer online sales have helped a number of female-focused startups get products to market in recent years — often pitching better designed and generally more thoughtful feminine hyg
Extra Crunch roundup: Influencer marketing, China’s tech clampdown, drafting growth teams
Before you hire a marketing consultant who doesn't understand your products or commit to a CMO who has several years of experience — but none in your sector — consider influencer marketing.