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  • For Internet Slowdown Day, tech companies display mock 'loading' icons

    For Internet Slowdown Day, tech companies display mock 'loading' icons
    If you see the “spinning wheel of death” on some of your favorite sites Wednesday, don’t worry -- your Internet connection probably isn’t any slower. But a whole host of tech companies displaying the iconic “loading”...
  • YouTube Will Take 5%-Plus Cut of Crowdfunding Donations

    Google's YouTube now lets creators solicit fans for donations -- providing another tool for monetizing content -- with the video site taking at least 5% of any coinage dropped into the virtual tip jar. YouTube's "Fan Funding" feature, currently available...
  • Jo Dee Messina recruits fans to pick songs

    Jo Dee Messina recruits fans to pick songs
    It has been a while since singer Jo Dee Messina's last — and only — trip to Walt Disney World. She remembers seeing Cinderella, Space Mountain and "maybe a glimpse of the parade," she said. She was about 8 years old. She will see more as the...
  • Pop, pop, pop-up: BierBeisl at Silaa Thai, Baja in Long Beach and a cat cafe

    Pop, pop, pop-up: BierBeisl at Silaa Thai, Baja in Long Beach and a cat cafe
    Kids are going back to school. And chefs are getting back into the kitchen, fired up with ideas that percolated over the summer. Some are planning pop-ups to showcase a new menu or a coming restaurant or cafe. A Baja California chef is coming north to...
  • The Prolific Erik Kukanskis Champions Waterbury's Collaborative Music Scene

    The Prolific Erik Kukanskis Champions Waterbury's Collaborative Music Scene
    Versatile Waterbury musician Erik Kukanskis plays drums for country-tinged punk band Eurisko, fronts Lazywayout and has a solo acoustic project called Saltwater Man. We invited Kukanskis to the CTNow White Room to do a song. Unfortunatley, the space was...
  • Tech companies rally against Web fast lanes

    Tech companies rally against Web fast lanes
    The Internet wasn't slowing down, but a special version of that dreaded "spinning wheel of death" popped up on numerous online sites Wednesday as pages were being loaded. The loading symbol on Netflix, Reddit, Kickstarter, Etsy and dozens of other sites...
  • Florida woman making purses from dog hair

    Florida woman making purses from dog hair
    This could bring a new meaning to "wearing fur."  A Tampa woman is hoping to start a new fashion trend by turning dog hair into high-end purses, WPTV reports.  Doris Carvalho, 50, has started a Kickstarter.com crowdfunding campaign to raise $15,000 to...
  • Kreskin plans off-Broadway show for his 80th year

    Kreskin plans off-Broadway show for his 80th year
    Legendary mentalist The Amazing Kreskin has launched a kickstarter campaign for an off-Broadway show to celebrate his 80th birthday next year. Kreskin who was born George Kresge Jr. in Montclair, N.J., and still lives in New Jersey, plans to produce a...
  • Fattitude: Documentary to be aimed at promoting body acceptance

    Fattitude: Documentary to be aimed at promoting body acceptance
    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,...
  • Kickstarter campaign draws $50,000 for a potato salad. What's next?

     Kickstarter campaign draws $50,000 for a potato salad. What's next?
    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...
  • Deadline looms for Ancient Sun Kickstarter campaign

    Ancient Sun deadline There's still time to help an Orlando funk-rock band release its first full-length album in September. Ancient Sun's Kickstarter fundraising campaign (kickstarter.com) has raised about half of the band's $6,000 goal, but the...