| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Yet another tech startup in Central Florida has closed on funding for its product via a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Melbourne-based Freewavz, which develops wire-free earphones with built-in fitness monitoring, closed on $325,208 in funding on Aug....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:12 AM
Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.
She counted calories and worked out, but still couldn't reach the size she wanted, the one she saw on TV and in magazines. She put things off,...
| Jul 15, 2014
An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting.
That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:14 AM
Would you pay $60,000 for potato salad? Many people around the country and the world would, apparently.
A Kickstarter campaign that started as a spoof on the popular fundraising website has raised nearly $60,000 in one man's attempt to make his first...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Walk through a graffiti-tagged corridor, under a light rail bridge, past the cars hurtling down the Jones Falls Expressway and you've entered what some believe could become a wonderland.
A group called Section 1 envisions a skate park built under a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A crowdfunding campaign for Rooster Teeth's "Lazer Team" sci-fi comedy movie has raised a record $2.48 million from 37,497 funders in a month on the Indiegogo site.
Indiegogo and Rooster Teeth said the campaign has surpassed the Indiegogo campaign for TV...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:04 AM
Thanks to an unusually successful Kickstarter campaign, a Lake County entrepreneur is moving ahead with plans to market an Internet-privacy device that has drawn supporters from around the world.
Eric Delisle, 43, raised $100,600 in four weeks for his...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Not to contradict that "Avenue Q" tune, but the Internet isn't just for porn anymore. Now it's for Broadway investing too.
Maxolev Prods., the Broadway production shingle led by Howard and Janet Kagan ("Pippin," "Porgy and Bess"), has launched an...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
This story is epic: many of the stars from the TV series and subsequent film "Veronica Mars" will be reprising their roles in the CW Seed web series "Play It Again, Dick," which focuses on actor Ryan Hansen and his Dick Casablancas character.
Each of the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:50 AM
"Scrubs" alum Zach Braff made his directorial feature debut a decade ago with "Garden State," and now, as writer, director and star, he has managed a second film about actors and their insecurities. This one, "Wish I Was Here," he co-wrote with his...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:17 AM
The most popular campaign on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com currently involves potato salad. Seriously. Not a documentary, independent film or the latest, greatest tech gadget, but a mixture of potatoes and mayonnaise (and who knows what else)...