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  • Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

    Hope For 'Lotus Leaf' After Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign
    A few weeks ago, I profiled Julie Robbins, a pre-natal massage therapist and creator of a pillow-based sleeping system for expectant moms, in this Mommy Minute report. A Kickstarter campaign, aimed at making this design, called the Lotus Leaf, a reality...
  • Leonard Nimoy's son makes Spock documentary to honor father

    Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He's creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on "Star Trek." Nimoy said the "Spockumentary" funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $600,...
  • Kickstarter kicks: The $9 computer, space selfie, wireless paper airplane

    Kickstarter kicks: The $9 computer, space selfie, wireless paper airplane
    If Kickstarter were a cable television service, it would have more than 86,000 channels — the number of projects funded by close to 23 million pledges. Here's a snapshot of technology campaigns, including one that inspired me to pledge $14. (You'...
  • Review: Apple has best smartwatch, but rivals have strengths

    As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps. But there may be reasons to consider something else. For one thing, Apple Watch requires an iPhone. Pebble Time,...
  • Ebert, Joplin, Updike among fascinating interviews on 'Blank on Blank'

    Ebert, Joplin, Updike among fascinating interviews on 'Blank on Blank'
    Watching one of the 40 "Blank on Blank" videos is almost like watching a preview for a movie, except instead of offering the summation of a plot, it provides a quick insight to the thoughts of great actors, authors and musicians. "Blank on Blank," based...
  • Etsy launches crowdfunding pilot program

    Etsy launches crowdfunding pilot program
    The crafts e-commerce site Etsy said it is testing a program to allow sellers on its site to seek funding, following in the footsteps of popular crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. The program, called Fund on Etsy, will let Etsy sellers raise money on...
  • Equity crowdfunding lets start-ups sell shares to average Joe or Jane

    Equity crowdfunding lets start-ups sell shares to average Joe or Jane
    Starting Friday, you'll be able to invest online in privately held companies that could be the next Snapchat Inc. or Tesla Motors Inc., and you won't even have to be rich or well-connected to take advantage. New federal regulation has loosened a Great...
  • Crowdfunding for kids' summer programs takes off

    This summer, thousands of young people will go to camp, attend prestigious academic programs and even study filmmaking in Paris thanks to online crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Donors can help middle schoolers learn computer...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Why a higher-rate era may not pain economies and individuals Consumers, businesses and investors are facing an era of higher borrowing costs as some of the lowest global interest rates in modern history begin to rise. Yet the message from most...
  • Virtual reality set to boom with Oculus and Morpheus, but challenges remain

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The promise of virtual reality is that it will transport you to new worlds: Putting on a headset is like stepping into a portal to the unknown. That portal has opened wider this month, as two of the major players in the field offered...
  • H.B. ska band salutes fans on new album

    H.B. ska band salutes fans on new album
    Suburban Legends' latest album is a tribute to people they consider friends — their fans. The six-piece Huntington Beach ska group, known for its choreographed shows, released "Forever in the FriendZone" on June 2. The album, which has a theme...