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China Close To Creating ‘Artificial Sun’ That Could End Reliance On Fossil Fuels

China Close To Creating ‘Artificial Sun’ That Could End Reliance On Fossil Fuels | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it

Invented by Soviet scientists in the 1950s, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) features a massive metallic doughtnut-shaped chamber twisted into a figure of eight.

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Admit It, You Love Uber

Admit It, You Love Uber | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
We've gotten it into our heads that in order to be a socially conscious, 21st-century citizen, we should shun Uber. That's crazy. Here's why.
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Meeker's Internet Trends Tells Us A Chinese Company Could Soon Be The Global Internet Leader

Meeker's Internet Trends Tells Us A Chinese Company Could Soon Be The Global Internet Leader | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
After having been at Kleiner the past two years for “Trends season” as the team calls it, it was amazingly refreshing to read Mary’s Internet Trends report for pure pleasure. As part of Mary’s team at Kleiner Perkins, I can appreciate the incredibly detailed research, intense thought and 100s of hours of time that goes into creating what has become the industry’s go-to state of the Internet (mobile). On the surface, Mary’s analysis is interesting, but it is her ability to provoke thoughts around
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Nice post pulling together insights from a top VC.  Be sure to see the actual slides (196 in all)  at the bottom, which highlight amazing differences in just 10 years, and the new services which make them available.  

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Horses vs. unicorns: Public companies at big disadvantage to hot startups

Horses vs. unicorns: Public companies at big disadvantage to hot startups | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
After an IPO, companies in fast-growing industries find it tough to compete with flush private competitors with huge valuations. The Pandora-Spotify conundrum.
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Infographic: The Uber for X Mobile Boom Continues in 2015

Infographic: The Uber for X Mobile Boom Continues in 2015 | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
On-demand mobile startups including Instacart and Luxe Valet have raised an additional $1.02B since the end of Q3 2014.
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On-demand mobile startups are those that "aggregate demand on mobile devices but fulfill that demand through offline services." 

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Are Venture Capitalists Becoming Less Important for US Tech Startups?

Are Venture Capitalists Becoming Less Important for US Tech Startups? | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
VCs now participate in less than half of all tech deals in the US. VC contribution to tech funding has also declined over time.
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Hmmm, I wonder what's driving the rise in numbers of angel investors... ???  

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Uber is upsetting the taxi industry — and that's OK

Uber is upsetting the taxi industry — and that's OK | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
As dawn creeps over New York's Jamaica Bay, flocks of wide-bodied red-eyes — overnight flights from the West Coast — land at JFK International
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Funding OPEN to Entrepreneurs!

Funding OPEN to Entrepreneurs! | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Venture Funding Hubs are OPEN!Open Networked & Supportive - and coming your town or city.We are moving from a world, one in which we all grew up, which is, like banking and corporate culture, closed, selective and controlling to one which is open, networked and supportive. Like social media.There are many reasons for this but the ultimate reason is that the latter supervenes the first - it has better, stronger DNA. The internet was designed (as ARPANET) to be impervious to all, including nuclear
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Barry's great work and new networking tools will help advance  crowdfunding mindset, conversation and engagement by light years.  Excellent resources and opportunity. 

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GoFundMe now top crowdfunding site

GoFundMe now top crowdfunding site | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
San Diego-based GoFundMe surpasses Kickstarter as world's No. 1 crowdfunding platform.
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8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Meticulous planning and plenty of hard work are the keys to crowdfunding the capital you need to launch.
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Scripting and story-boarding is like food-prep for a chef.  Your video will turn out like a mystery stew without it.  

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This Is Your Life In Weeks

This Is Your Life In Weeks | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
You have about 4,500 weeks to live, and seeing them all on one image is a weird experience....
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Crowdfunding Transaction Processing Systems - CrowdClan

Crowdfunding Transaction Processing Systems - CrowdClan | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Here are a few common transaction processing systems to assist with your portal research.
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Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight #2: Richard Swart

Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight #2: Richard Swart | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Each week I put a crowdfunding industry thought leader in the spotlight and ask them ten questions to inspire and educate. This week it is my pleasure to interview global crowdfunding
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How to Get Away with Uber — On Demand — Medium

How to Get Away with Uber - On Demand - Medium
What exactly is it about the controversy-baiting, aggressive, indispensable taxi app that pisses so many people off?
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German Captain Crowdfunding Boat To Rescue Refugees In Mediterranean

German Captain Crowdfunding Boat To Rescue Refugees In Mediterranean | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
There is something paradoxical about meeting a boat captain on dry land. That said, the sea wasn’t that far away. We met Klaus Vogel for the first time in Marseille, at the Old Port. He look
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Uber Has Raised More Money Than All Other Car Hailing Competitors Combined

Uber Has Raised More Money Than All Other Car Hailing Competitors Combined | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Well-funded Uber is in for a fight, especially internationally.
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On-demand mobile startups ... Even competitors are raising close to 1 billion.  

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Uberification of the US Service Economy

Uberification of the US Service Economy | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category...
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Couldn't help but notice the relatively small number of offerings in the entertainment section  ...  Note * MG - Summer 2015.  :D

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This former Facebook engineer secretly built a startup that everybody's going nuts over

This former Facebook engineer secretly built a startup that everybody's going nuts over | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
A lot of smart people are getting excited for...
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Re: Cloud, data, Scalability, DB management ... I'm sure my Oracle buddy back in NC is already onto this one.  

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How Uber Helps Women Break Into the Taxi Industry

How Uber Helps Women Break Into the Taxi Industry | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Safety has always been a huge barrier to entry for cabbies, but the ride-finding app's features seem to reduce the risk of a driver being victimized.
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For different reasons, but still ... similar articles will be written ... How xyz helps anyone break into the live event booking industry.  coming soon :)

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A Deeper Look at Uber’s Dynamic Pricing Model | Above the Crowd

A Deeper Look at Uber’s Dynamic Pricing Model | Above the Crowd | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Over the course of the past year, many writers have offered their perspectives on Uber’s dynamic pricing strategy. Perhaps the only consistency is that people have deeply passionate views on this t...
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Uber takes requests from users, and crowdsources the requests, converting them into jobs for drivers who make themselves available for any specific job.  

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Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors

Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
The rise of "independent contractors" Is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce -- contributing directly to low pay, irregular hours, and job insecurity. It's become a race to the bottom....
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CREATIVE CROWDFUNDING: How The Crowd Can Help Artists Emerge and Thrive - YouTube

In her quest to circumvent the business-as-usual obstacles of the music industry, Recording artist Amanda Palmer discovered a vital weapon: her fans. Join he...
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Songkick Passes 10M Monthly ‘Fans’ And $100M Revenue | TechCrunch

Songkick Passes 10M Monthly ‘Fans’ And $100M Revenue | TechCrunch | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Former YC startup Songkick, which makes tickets for music gigs social, claims it is now bringing in 10 million "unique fans" every month. Unfortunately that..
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recently funded by sequoia, 10mm+.  

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The Perk Problem in Video & Film Crowdfunding

The Perk Problem in Video & Film Crowdfunding | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding holds tremendous potential for digital video creators and indie filmmakers. It promises to close the funding gap and to empower creators to make better content. Unfortunately, unless you
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Takeaway:  Fulfillment service catering to CF needs.  More of this type of service to come, for sure, to support the booming demand. 

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How to get crowdfunding campaigns for your new platform

How to get crowdfunding campaigns for your new platform | Hot New Crowdfunding Platforms and Trends | Scoop.it
If you own a small or niche crowdfunding website or platform, you’ve likely found out that the difficult part to running a startup in the crowdfunding space is not the ...
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