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  • Pebble announces new smartwatch design with longer battery life

    Pebble announces new smartwatch design with longer battery life
    Pebble Technology, the Kickstarter-funded wristwatch company, announced its third-generation smartwatch Tuesday. The Palo Alto company took to the crowdfunding platform to announce the Pebble Time, a computerized watch with a slimmer design and longer...
  • Lawmakers support equity crowdfunding from Virginians to Virginia startups

    Lawmakers support equity crowdfunding from Virginians to Virginia startups
    A bill that's garnered bipartisan support from lawmakers seeks to open up an alternate source of funding for Virginia startups instead of waiting on federal rulings about crowdfunding. "I think there is no doubt that this vehicle will create a structure...
  • TLC raised more than $430,000 for Kickstarter album

    TLC raised more than $430,000 for Kickstarter album
    TLC has raised nearly three times its Kickstarter goal to record a new album. Late last month the group’s surviving members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site to record...
  • Sabadosa: Two SD 123 teachers creating special books for special kids

    Sabadosa: Two SD 123 teachers creating special books for special kids
    It is interesting to observe how new opportunities often arise as a result of life's challenges. And it is heartwarming when these opportunities end up benefitting many others. Kate Ryan and Heather McCarthy are language arts teachers at Oak Lawn-...
  • 'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA

    'Squirrel truth' ads debut on CTA
    Now arriving on the CTA: the squirrel truth. Ads that feature satirical squirrel "facts" began popping up on the Red Line this month after a Chicago comedian successfully raised more than $4,000 through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. "Facts" on...
  • Crowdfunding and Amazon gifts: Adler and Shedd try new fundraising ideas

    Crowdfunding and Amazon gifts: Adler and Shedd try new fundraising ideas
    It beats mailing out another membership solicitation, apparently. Two Chicago cultural institutions are turning to web culture to try to raise money, innovative responses to the eternal challenge such not-for-profit institutions face. Adler...
  • Former Manchester Man Misses Deal On 'Shark Tank'

    Former Manchester Man Misses Deal On 'Shark Tank'
    A man who grew up in Manchester pitched his design for a bed heating and cooling system Tuesday night to the shrewd panel of investors on ABC's "Shark Tank," but failed to finalize a deal. Mark Aramli of Newport, R.I., was looking for an investment of...
  • New publishing trends reshaping reading

    New publishing trends reshaping reading
    In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
  • Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album

    Why TLC turned to Kickstarter for its final album
    Sixteen years after TLC printed thousands of fan names in the liner notes of its Grammy-winning album “FanMail,” the group has again turned to its supporters to steer a project -- but for a price. The groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop group plans...
  • TLC's fans are 'No Scrubs,' push group to Kickstarter goal in three days

    TLC's fans are 'No Scrubs,' push group to Kickstarter goal in three days
    Sure, TLC sang "What About Your Friends" back in the day, but members needn't worry about anyone turning their backs on them. Less than three days after the group asked fans to fund its final album via a Kickstarter campaign, TLC has surpassed its...
  • Got battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix

    Got battery? Lots of low battery hacks but no quick fix
    At a cozy watering hole in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, bartender Kathy Conway counted four different phone chargers behind the bar. Call it the scourge of the red zone, call it battery anxiety. Smartphone users are tired of begging to...