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Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen is stepping down from his role as CEO and up to the post of chairman of the online crowdfunding company on Jan. 1, he blogged today, saying that the move will give him more time for creative projects. The new CEO will be co-founder Yancey Strickler, who previously worked on customer service, community and communications. The third Kickstarter co-founder, Charles Adler, is leaving his day-to-day role. The company published new stats yesterday, among them that it has had five million people back projects.
News Byteonline outcry, Kickstarter on Friday removed a completed campaign for a book that promised to teach men how to get women to sleep with them. However, Kickstarter said it could not take back the $16,000 it had already transferred from backers to the project’s creator. The company is banning “seduction guides,” and donating $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization.