Kickstarter

28 April 2009

Kickstarter is an attempt at modern, crowd-sourced fundraising. Post a project or idea with a set timeframe, and people can pledge cash. If your fundraising goal gets reached, you get the money. If it doesn’t, then everyone gets a refund. Check out the introduction video. I could really see using this in the future.

Last.fm Introduces Radio Subscriptions

28 April 2009

Users outside of the US, UK, and Germany will now have to pay 3 euros per month to keep streaming music from the popular site. The user backlash has already begun. As more and more VC-funded startups have to start showing balance sheets, there’s going to be a lot fewer freebies around.

How moot “Won” the Time 100 Poll

28 April 2009

Paul Lamere’s coverage of the Time 100 hack continues with this in-depth examination of the how-they-did-it variety. It includes a lot of Time-bashing, as evidenced by the following parenthetical: (And if you have any doubt about Time’s incompetence, take a close look at the Poll. Notice that Oprah Winfrey and Ratan Tata have the exact […]

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