Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Reach out and touch something.
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One Year In, Spaceteam’s Solo Developer Hopes Fans Will Fund Him Directly

The developer of a successful game that made no money plots his next course.
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If Sitting Is the New Smoking, Soon There May Be a Crowdfunded Gadget to Help You Stop

It’s the simplest wearable activity tracker yet. All it does is detect whether you’re sitting down or standing up.
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Does Social Media Help Videogame Developers Find Fans? It Depends on Whom You Ask.

“At least two-thirds of the people who use Reddit have acne.”
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Attention, San Francisco: Uber Is Chauffeuring the Tamale Lady Tonight to Deliver Free Tamales On Demand

Might be a good night to head to Toronado or Zeitgeist.
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News Byte

PayPal Plans Crowdfunding Policy Overhaul

PayPal plans to overhaul its policies around payments resulting from crowdfunding campaigns, the company said in a blog post earlier this week. Calling — but not by name — sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo “potentially open to abuse,” risk management VP Tomer Barel wrote that PayPal is “talking to the major crowdfunding players that we work with to put in place a permanent solution that avoids unnecessary account limitations.” PayPal’s current ability to hold up funds came under fire earlier this week when the company froze (and then released) funds raised for a fighting video game on Indiegogo, Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm.

“WordPress for Crowdfunding,” Crowdhoster Makes Payments a Form of Communication

“Crowdfunding is too powerful to be for gadgets and celebrities raising money for passion projects.”
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The Biggest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever Is Probably Going to Fail

For the Ubuntu Edge, it’s $10 million down, $20 million to go.
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As YouTube Stars Invent Their Own Ways to Get Paid, Patreon Raises $2.1M

Goodbye ads, hello automatic tip jars?
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Scanadu Wraps Up Big Indiegogo Campaign, Raising $1.66 Million for Medical “Tricorder”

The health startup said that more than 8,500 backers from 110 countries supported the project, which gathers health data and beams it to a nearby smartphone.
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