Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter Channeled $274M Worth of Funding to Indie Projects in 2012

We’ve written before about unreliable estimates for the size of the total crowdfunding market, but here’s one that’s a bit more concrete. Kickstarter, which is thought to be the largest player (some others, like Indiegogo, don’t release stats) said today that 2.24 million users provided $274 million in funding for 18,100 successful projects in 2012, with total funding up 238 percent from the year before. There were also a bunch of great Kickstarter parodies last year.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google