Kickstarted: A Documentary on the Crowdfunding Revolution

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Kickstarted, a Kickstarter to Document the Crowdfunding Revolution — Kickstarted, a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on crowdfunding, is one of our top crowd-based projects of the moment. It is the documentary film project of producer Jason Cooper and design pro Jay Armitage to tell the story of the crowdfunding movement. According to Cooper and Armitage: “Our goal is to present a truthful, exciting and inspiring look at what it means to be creative, independent and funded by the crowd.”


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Crack Cocaine and Outer Space: The Crowded Room #25 

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was allegedly caught on video smoking crack, and Gawker ran a “Crackstarter” to buy it from Somali drug dealers. Plus, Planetary Resources wants to launch a telescope into space, and has turned to the crowd for help. We discuss those stories and more in our 25th installment of the Crowded Room.

Square Enix Expresses Interest in Crowdfunding Following Dire Fiscal Year 

Square Enix, a video game publisher who posted a $134 million loss for the last fiscal year, recently expressed interest crowd-driven platforms like Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight as a way to reform its business model.

Waze Introduces Facebook Events Integration 

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Turkish Activists Crowdfund Money for New York Times Ad 

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Six Steps to Launch a Successful Innovation Program 

Considering running an internal crowdsourcing initiative, but don’t know where to start? Jessica Day writes in with some key takeaways from a successful IdeaScale initiative.

Top Project: Double Fine’s Massive Chalice Kickstarter 

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