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Pebble Is Shipping, But Slowly, And Without iOS App Approval | TechCrunch

Pebble Is Shipping, But Slowly, And Without iOS App Approval | TechCrunch | StartUP Times | Scoop.it
The Pebble Smart Watch, a clever little watch that connects to your phone via Bluetooth (and tells time), has officially started to ship in limited quantities.
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When Kickstarter Investors Want Their Money Back

When Kickstarter Investors Want Their Money Back | StartUP Times | Scoop.it
Kickstarter has raised millions for designers and entrepreneurs. But what happens when no product materializes?

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Hoppá, a kickstartenekem oldott meg mindent...

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Dave Phillipson's curator insight, January 15, 2013 11:36 AM

Yet another not so great article on the Crowdfund industry.  There seems to be more of these stories on the back end, rather than on the front end.

 

For better alternatives to Crowdfunding for both Investors and Entreprenuers, consider www.GlobalCEOspace.com

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Crowdfunding Horror Stories you never hear about.

Crowdfunding Horror Stories you never hear about. | StartUP Times | Scoop.it
The famed Kickstarter project has 85,000 smartwatch orders to fill ... and won't commit to a ship date.

Via Dave Phillipson
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Ajaj, ez nagyon nagy baj!

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Dave Phillipson's curator insight, January 14, 2013 11:23 AM

While Equity-based crowdfunding may not see the light of day until 2015, there is plenty of abuse going on in the crowd-funding market place.   Not only are 'event promotors' raking in gads of money by posing themselves as experts on something that not even the legal beagles have put a stamp on yet, but companies that are not ready to perform, are taking millions of dollars from the economy by making promises they can't keep.

This story uncovers one of the biggest.

All investments contain risk and any or all of any investment can be put at risk.   Managing risk is paramount in a recovering economy, on all sides of the coin.

A solution for Ethical Startups seeking capital, as well as a smarter haven for investors to find great ideas, is www.GlobalCEOspace.com