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December 6, 2013
by Gadgetress
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A Kickstarter that doesn’t end well doesn’t mean it’s a flop

Crowdfunding and, in particular, Kickstarter, are still going strong. But in reality, success evades many projects. And you may not know that from, ahem, all the positive media. “What about the failures,” my editor asked me. This San Diego business launched … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
by Gadgetress
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New ways to find lost things

I lost my keys on a recent road trip. Last decade, this would have just meant a temporary inconvenience as I had new keys made. Today, it means paying a small fortune to have keys made plus the inconvenience. Who … Continue reading

October 19, 2012
by Gadgetress
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After the Crowds Leave: The post-Kickstarter ecosystem

Crowdfunding has fascinated the tech crowds for the past few years. But it was really 2012 when crowdfunding broke through the early-adopter niche. This year, best-known Kickstarter.com saw its first million-dollar crowdfunded campaign. And then it saw 12 more. Make … Continue reading

April 3, 2012
by Gadgetress
Comments Off on Highs and lows and funny videos of crowd funding

Highs and lows and funny videos of crowd funding

My latest story for the the U-T San Diego is about crowd funding, where people with an idea ask friends, family and strangers to help fund it. I started the story with the mindset of writing about what happens after … Continue reading

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