A Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based on Veronica Mars made its $2 million goal in 11 hours. What happens to entrepreneurs who don't already have a rabid fanbase?
By Kurt Wagner
FORTUNE -- Veronica Mars is back to solve a mystery: Can she raise enough money to fund her own movie, and is this the future of crowdfunding?
Rob Thomas, creator of Veronica Mars, the Warner Bros.-produced TV show about a high MOREMar 14, 2013 11:22 AM ET
Google's Project Glass and Apple's rumored watch have promise. But high-tech wearables are already here with the success of Kickstarter-funded Pebble.
FORTUNE -- The first time Eric Migicovsky saw his watch in the wild was at Toronto's Pearson Airport last February. Disembarking a late-night flight, he ran into someone sporting a Pebble on his wrist. "The guy saw me and was like, 'Good work. I just got mine the other day,'" MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 13, 2013 9:17 AM ET
Indiegogo's international moves appear to be the most expansive of any crowdfunding platform to date.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- Indiegogo is out to prove that good ideas transcend borders. The crowdfunding platform has expanded globally in recent months, incorporating new languages, currencies, and localized homepages in an attempt to encourage foreign investors. In December, Indiegogo enabled campaigns to raise money in three new currencies, including Euros, Pounds and Canadian MOREMar 6, 2013 10:43 AM ET
The JOBS act was supposed to kick start crowdfunding. Now it's stuck waiting for the SEC to determine how the masses can invest in startups.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- Crowdfunding, a relative newcomer to the investment industry, is stuck in legislative limbo. President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, but the business world is waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue rules for the law. The MOREDec 28, 2012 5:00 AM ET
"Technical issues" that scuttled a $140,000 Kickstarter project may have been resolved
FORTUNE -- It's a story familiar to any third-party developer who's tried to bend Apple's (AAPL) inflexible technical guidelines.
Start-up comes up with a novel idea -- in this case a portable charging device called Pop that can simultaneously recharge up to four devices: iPhones (new and old), iPads (mini and maxi), even Androids (via mini-USB).
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Start thinking about 5G wireless [CNNMONEY]
"5G won't be about more speed, necessarily," says Tod Sizer, head of wireless research at Alcatel-Lucent's (ALU) Bell Labs. "It may be faster, but it will be more about meeting the expectation of service quality. Each generation of network technology has enabled a new set of features: 2G was about voice, 3G MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 5, 2012 5:30 AM ET
How Kickstarter gave these fledgeling fashion designers capital; a deep dive into Windows Phone 8.
Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 'will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame' [WIRED]
At a shareholders' meeting Monday, Gou reportedly said that the new model "will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame." Gou also reportedly called Samsung "a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors" — a reference to a European price-fixing investigation of the flat MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 21, 2012 10:00 AM ET
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