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Neil Young’s high-definition portable music player Pono is just about $34,000 shy of hittingĀ $5 million in pledged contributions on Kickstarter, and the project still has 17 days to go. Pono surpassed its $800,000 funding goal on day one, and is now the fourth-most successful Kickstarter project […] Read more at GigaOM »

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The founders of Inkshares don’t think the traditional publishing industry is broken, just antiquated and inefficient — and they think marrying crowdfunding and the kinds of services publishers used to offer makes for a pretty compelling service for writers and ultimately for readers as well Read more at GigaOM »

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A journalist from Michigan has raised funding through Kickstarter for a project that will see him travel across the U.S. interviewing people about the election. Could that be an alternative model for financing investigative or in-depth reporting by journalists as newspapers continue to cut back? Read more at GigaOM »

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Penny Arcade, a webcomic publisher and event producer, is trying to use Kickstarter to finance its web operations for a year so it can replace traditional banner advertising with a reader-centric model. Could traditional publishers learn something from this crowdfunding experiment? Read more at GigaOM »

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After a recent story highlighted how Kickstarter made it harder to find failed projects, Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler explains. It’s about showcasing current projects that can be funded. Also, creators were asking for their projects to get de-indexed from web searches because they ranked high. Read more at GigaOM »