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Kickstarter on Hosting Offensive Guide: “We Were Wrong”

June 21, 2013 | 2:01 pm

Kickstarter on Hosting Offensive Guide: “We Were Wrong”

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The proliferation of crowd-funding sites has raised new issues around the ethics of online fundraising. Probably the best-known of these sites, Kickstarter, posted a statement on its blog Friday disclosing that it had allowed someone to raise more than $16,000 for a “seduction guide” that encourages misogynistic behavior. Under the headline “We Were Wrong,” Kickstarter reported: […]

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Bay Area Startups Await Crowdfunding Regulations

October 23, 2012 | 11:27 am

Bay Area Startups Await Crowdfunding Regulations

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By Matt Drange, The Bay Citizen How much online advertising is too much? That’s one of the questions before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as it finalizes regulations to let companies to raise money from investors through crowdfunding. The advertising regulations are one of a slew of issues the SEC must address in order […]

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Kickstarter Clarifies Refund Policy After News Report

September 5, 2012 | 11:26 am

Kickstarter Clarifies Refund Policy After News Report

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Pre-eminent crowdfunding site Kickstarter responded on Tuesday to a report that aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. The online funding platform has come under scrutiny after a handful of entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars more than expected by selling preorders for products they have yet to make. With creators of all types frequently missing delivery […]

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