Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter: Guaranteeing Projects Would Defeat the Purpose of Our Site

Kickstarter projects promise rewards to people who fund them. It’s something between investing in a company and purchasing a product — but it’s neither. Hence, valid questions like NPR’s All Tech Considered’s “When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?” Today, the Kickstarter team spoke out about its accountability policies in part by saying, “The fact that Kickstarter allows creators to take risks and attempt to create something ambitious is a feature, not a bug.”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”