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Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

 

The actual stats on Kickstarter for hardware (or any) projects aren't that great. 50% projects unfunded. Average fund amount $5000. However, those who have or create good market channels are doing very well.

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How Lark Went From Idea to Apple Store in One Year

How Lark Went From Idea to Apple Store in One Year | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Product design is difficult. Venture capitalists joke that 'hardware' should be two four-letter words because of all the profanity entrepre...
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TechCrunch | NY Tech Day: “Justify Your Startup’s Existence In 20 Seconds”

TechCrunch | NY Tech Day: “Justify Your Startup’s Existence In 20 Seconds” | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The tech scene in NY is growing at such a rapid pace it kind of blows my mind. New York Tech Day was a glowing example of that growth, with 160 startups pitching and over 3,500 attendees.
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Videos in "Solid State Startups" on Vimeo

Videos in "Solid State Startups" on Vimeo | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Solid State Startups make physical things. Things that hurt if you drop them on your foot. SSS is a place to share experience and wisdom that only comes from building stuff in the real world.
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TechCrunch | Makers Wanted: Are You A Hardware Start-Up? Talk To Us

TechCrunch | Makers Wanted: Are You A Hardware Start-Up? Talk To Us | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We're about to launch a new video series called Makers here at TechCrunch and we'd love to hear from any and all hardware based startups. I want to hear about robots, toys, and railguns.
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3D printer creates drugs to order

3D printer creates drugs to order | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created a new 3D printing process that they say could lead to 'DIY drugstores' in the home.
Using a commercially-available 3D printer running open-source ...
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