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Mark Kelly on the Origins of Crowdfunding

Phil Simon | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. Sites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and hundreds of others make it easy-or, easier at least-to launch new prod...

If a Teenager From Hong Kong Can Get His Movie Made in Hollywood, Maybe There's Hope for the Rest of Us

Camilla Grove | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Camilla Grove

It's a Breakfast Club-meets-Superbad comedy that looks at the struggles high school students face -- friendships falling apart, sexual orientation, impending graduation and what's next for them.

Cavan Sieczkowski

The Anti-PRISM Answer Techies Have Been Looking For? | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

Support for a data-storage device that could potentially combat the government's data-collection surveillance program known as PRISM has skyrocketed o...

The Floating Pool Is Officially Coming To NYC!

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

New Yorkers, get ready to high-five your neighbor and throw your top hats in the air because the +Pool Kickstarter has been fully funded. That's right...

Don't Just Save Your Food, Hug It

Posted 07.15.2013 | Taste

We WANT to hate these, but we kind of love them.

Today's SEC Ruling on Crowdfunding Is a Mixed Bag

Tim Berry | Posted 09.09.2013 | Small Business
Tim Berry

What? Soliciting is okay now? Yes, at least as far as startups and angel investors with what the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calls "general solicitation."

THIS Could Be A Tiny New Interplanetary Explorer | Mike Wall | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science

Researchers plan to launch a tiny spacecraft to orbit Earth and beyond within the next 18 months, in a key test of new propulsion technology that coul...

Marshall Crenshaw, Muso #1: The Intrepid Music Man Waxes on Kickstarter and Carpenters

Steve Karras | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Steve Karras

Marshall Crenshaw is really much more than his extensive catalog of catchy songs, his inimitable voice, and his jaw-dropping guitar work.

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

Drink A Cocktail, Look Like A Mad Scientist

Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste

We're already planning our laboratory-themed dinner party.

LOOK: This Floating Pool Is Blowing Our Minds

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

The idea that a floating pool might be constructed smack dab in the middle of New York City's East River is amazing enough. The fact that this feat of...

A Kickstarter Any Food Lover Could Love

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 07.01.2013 | Taste

From ramen to pizza, kimchi to Jell-O, there are a lot of specific food museums out there. But there isn't actually a museum solely devoted to food. S...

New Rules for Crowdfunding: Respect Your Audience to Maximize Your Results

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.27.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

As a marketer and consultant for new business and creative projects, I see every rule in the book being broken in crowdfunding campaigns. In some cases, these campaigns are even hurting the future of the project, from alienating your audience to scooping your press story.

Why We Need to Fund and Build Leadership Capacity for Start-up Social Entrepreneurs

Hila Mehr | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Beyond business and leadership skills, the personal journey of the entrepreneur is an often overlooked but vital element of their future success.

Latest on Crowdfunding... Searching for Alien Planets

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

You know I'm a big fan of crowd funding. In 2012, over $2.8 billion of capital was unleashed from the crowd to fund innovative projects. That number i...

Does This Lamp Look Familiar?

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

Hint: Mario and Luigi would approve of this accessory.

Kickstarter Apologizes After Raising $16K For 'Misogynistic' Guide

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.21.2013 | Weird News

Kickstarter has apologized and changed its guidelines after helping to raise more than $16,000 for a "misogynistic" seduction guide. In a statement...

These Crazy Crowdfunding Projects Actually Worked

CNBC | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 06.19.2013 | Small Business

CNBC If you want to raise money for something these days, the answer often is: Ask the public for it. Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, In...

The Map That Explains How People Around The U.S. Use Kickstarter

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology

Sure, the tech sectors in California and New York are bustling. But would you expect Minnesota have the third most Kickstarter-funded tech startups? ...

Follow the Crowd

Charles Scott | Posted 08.17.2013 | Technology
Charles Scott

MIT professor Eric von Hippel calls it "the biggest paradigm shift in innovation since the industrial revolution." And do you know who is responsible...

Kobe Beef Jerky Kickstarter Was Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology

Where's the beef? Not on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding site can be a magnet for a worthy charity, or propel a genuinely good idea. But some Kicksta...

$10,000 For A Cockroach Cyborg?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.14.2013 | Small Business

Instinct typically leads us to squash any cockroach that crosses our paths, but a group of scientists are making creative use of the creepy crawlies -...

Laura Prudom

'Veronica Mars' Creator: 'If It's Not Quality, We'll Be The Punchline Of A Joke' | Laura Prudom | Posted 06.12.2013 | TV

The "Veronica Mars" movie is a reality thanks to an unprecedented Kickstarter fundraising campaign, and the show's creator Rob Thomas was on hand at t...

Celebrate Life: A Song, A Clothing Line, and Suicide Prevention

Charles Howard | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Charles Howard

Earlier this month, Interscope and Matriarch Records recording artist Starshell spoke and performed at the Walk out of Darkness event, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in Washington, D.C.

WATCH: Is Synchronized Swimming Making A Comeback?!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts

The Portland-bred band Y La Bamba is paying tribute to the aquatic arts in their newest music video, "Ponce Pilato." In it, the indie folk sextet recr...