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Artists Receive Support via Financial Crowd-Sourcing

Artists Receive Support via Financial Crowd-Sourcing

While the economy continues to trip over its feet, attempting to regain balance, money troubles have taken a stark toll on artists, who have been forced to heighten their hunt for new fund-raising strategies. According to The New York Times, financial crowd-sourcing on the Internet has been embraced [Full Story…]

Kickstarter Sues ArtistShare CEO Over Alleged Patent Shakedown

Kickstarter Sues ArtistShare CEO Over Alleged Patent Shakedown

NY startup Kickstarter is suing former musician Brian Camelio (who used to jam with the bands Journey and Phish), the CEO of ArtistShare. The startup claims that Camelio, who filed a patent that resembles their own crowdfunding¬†model, "repeatedly turned up to demand that the website license his [Full Story…]

New Ideas Emerge at NY Tech Philanthropy Conference

New Ideas Emerge at NY Tech Philanthropy Conference

Techies, donors, bloggers and celebs crowded into the 92nd Street Y last week for the Social Good Summit, where they explored the burgeoning marketplace of tech philanthropy and social development. The conference was mounted by Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation. According [Full Story…]

ChallengePost Raises $4.1 Million in Series A Funding Round

ChallengePost Raises $4.1 Million in Series A Funding Round

According to allthingsD, the NY based startup ChallengePost has raised a $4.1 million in a Series A round from a group of investors led by Bob Borchers. The two year old ChallengePost helps companies and non-profits run "challenges' that use the Internet to crowdsource everything. The challenges [Full Story…]

Kickstarter Continues to Make a Name For Itself and Others

Kickstarter Continues to Make a Name For Itself and Others

The NY based Kickstarter website has been gaining a vast amount of popularity since it went live in February of 2009. Kickstarter's main goal is to use the Internet to let its customers showcase their products online. The company then sets a time frame¬†for reaching specific monetary goals for their [Full Story…]

Connecticut in Top Five States for Personal Tech Spends

Connecticut in Top Five States for Personal Tech Spends

Connecticut is number two, but NY and California don't make it to the top 5 states for personal tech spending according to Bundle, a NYC startup that collects data about how people handle financial decisions. While crowdsourcing personal financial habits, Bundle wound up with data ranking consumer [Full Story…]

New York City Creating Virtual Civic Forums

New York City Creating Virtual Civic Forums

New York City is trying to un-bog the bureaucracy by using technology to ask the public to make suggestions online and via text message. Planned programs include one to make the city greener and more sustainable and using social media to question the public about proposals and civic issues most [Full Story…]

Fashion Week: Social Media Changes Event Coverage

Fashion Week: Social Media Changes Event Coverage

Social Media has dramatically changed how Fashion Week is covered, converting it from a series of events for insiders, to a live global spectacle for consumers, a Mashable article said. One of the first fashion bloggers, Julie Fredrickson, co-founder of Coutorture  remembers gaining entry to [Full Story…]

NY’s Go Try It On Brings Crowdsourcing to Fashion

NY's Go Try It On Brings Crowdsourcing to Fashion

NY-entrepreneur Marissa Evans is bringing crowdsourcing to a daily dilemma: what to wear. On her website, Go Try It On, users post photos of themselves in various outfits, usually with their faces blurred,  and get feedback from the masses. Anyone who needs help getting dressed in the morning [Full Story…]

SIIA Information Industry Summit Talks Business Models

SIIA Information Industry Summit Talks Business Models

NYConvergence ORIGINALby: Amy BerryhillThe panel was called Information Wants to be Expensive, but the panelists represented businesses with price points lower than or equal to their competitors. In fact, Gawker's Gaby Darbyshire oversees a company reeking havoc with media giants by offering [Full Story…]