On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, Cooley LLP sent a cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR yesterday, demanding the company to stop “further editing the Wikipedia website unless and until [it has] fully complied with the terms and conditions outlined by the Wikimedia Community.”
Nonprofits often have a hard time attracting large grants — the competition is severe, and the funds for charities scarce. One entrepreneur thinks he has a better model: lots of small contributions via crowd-powered auctions. We take a look at his platform, CharityTick.
Shocked by this summer’s Snowden leaks, many people expressed grave concern about the extent of the spying programs. A few set out to improve communications technology available to keep the prying eyes and ears out. And one person decided to create a site that crowdfunds bounties on the people responsible for the spying program, as well as other world leaders.
Crowdfunding is devilishly full of details that are too much to handle for the average human trying to go it alone. It’s the reason many people decide crowdfunding is not for them — who has the time? Rose Spinelli writes in to tell our readers about a few services that crowdfunders can use to hire virtual assistants for their campaign.
GE is currently running a campaign to design Santa’s sleigh, and it’s asking the crowd for ideas. With the help of GrabCAD and Shapeways, GE is asking for 3D designs of the sleigh, as part of its #3DPrintMyGift initiative.
Bloomberg Law recently held a very insightful webinar around the recently-enacted laws that lifted the ban on general solicitation (advertising) of private offerings. The panelists discussed what changes the laws made, and how these changes affect startups and large financial firms.