Exactly a year ago, Amazon unveiled Amazon Launchpad, which is the section on Amazon where start-ups can hawk their wares. Today Amazon has announced the ‘Kickstarter Collection’, where customers can purchase products ‘as seen on Kickstarter’.
The White House has taken the novel step of starting a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for Syrian refugees. In partnership with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Prez has gone on Kickstarter with an appeal to the American people: please send money.
Here’s a recipe for the Kickstarter potato salad likely to be featured at #Potatostock: Take one creative entrepreneur, add equal parts chutzpah and child-like sincerity, mix in thousands of enthusiastic donors, and cook on Kickstarter for 7 days. Yield: $46,958. Serves: 5,779.
Last week we told you about the Kickstarter scandal, in which the book Above the Game was allowed as a Kickstarter project. Some people called the ‘how to pick up and treat women’ book a “rape manual”, objecting to some of the advice in the book as being about ‘forcing a woman to have sex’.
If you are sick of seeing advertising on the Internet (and yes, we realize that you will be seeing some ads with this very article – oh, the irony – but that’s how we are able to offer this free service), then a couple of enterprising entrepeneurs have a deal for you. Called the AdTrap, and the brainchild of Chad Russell, Charles Butkus, and Arlene Vazquez-Lopez, of Bluepoint Security, this device promises to remove all Internet advertising for all of your wifi-enabled devices.
If you ever wanted to match the face to a name you just learned, or if you find yourself kicking yourself over missing a fabulous photo opportunity, then the tiny little Memoto clip-on camera may be just the device for you. Still in its concept phase, the device is promising to hold pubic interest, having already raised $245,000 on Kickstarter, far surpassing their goal of $50,000.