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Tighter regulations await crowdfunding sector in UK to facilitate transparency and investor protection

The loan-based crowdfuning sector of the UK will be subject to stricter regulations by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority to safeguard the interests of investors and make it more transparent, the Yorkshire Post reported.

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Dating

US dating startup The Dating Ring raising $10K on Crowdtilt to set up cross-country dates for singles

New York, US-based matchmaking startup The Dating Ring has launched a $10,000 crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt to fly single women to San Francisco and single men to New York for a cross-country date.

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Shaq Fu

Shaquille O'Neal launches Indiegogo campaign for Shaq Fu video game sequel

Basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal launched a $450,000 crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to redeem himself in the gaming arena and create a follow-up of the Shaq Fu video game which was released in 1994 and was heavily criticized for being a big flop.

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InAIR

US startup SeeSpace launches crowdfunding campaign for combined Internet and second screen product InAIR

San Francisco, US-based startup SeeSpace launched a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter for InAIR, its new product that combines Internet and second screen functions.

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DreamIt Ventures

DreamIt Ventures Austin partners with AngelList for new microfund

DreamIt Ventures Austin has rolled out a new microfund this week together with AngelList to give additional funding to the nine startups in its accelerator program, VentureBeat reported.

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Popcord

London's keyring smartphone charger Popcord surpassses Kickstarter funding goal

London, UK-based keyring smartphone charger Popcord surpassed its £20,000 goal on Kickstarter and went past the £33,000 mark with five days left for its crowdfunding campaign.

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POSH Stow and Go

Posh Stow and Go launches crowdfunding campaign to build luxury membership bathrooms in New York

New York, US-based startup Posh Stow and Go launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo for its luxury membership bathroom facilities in Times Square which will open this June.

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Ellen's Selfie at the Oscars

Samsung donates $3M to Ellen DeGeneres chosen charities because Oscar selfie retweeted photo success

Samsung will be $1.5 million each to two charities chosen by host Ellen DeGeneres after getting pleased with the results of her popular selfie taken with Samsung's Galaxy Note, TechCrunch reported.

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Acoustic Stream

UK's Acoustic Stream launches $50K crowdfunding campaign for guitarist's wireless recording gadget

Penzance, UK-based firm Acoustic Stream launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to develop a 4-in-1 device that allows guitarists to tune their guitar, and record, stream, and share their performances to the world.

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Signs Against Tech Companies

Google's $6.8M donation to Free MUNI for Low-Income Youth program sets example for other tech firms

The gift of $6.8 million from search giant Google to San Francisco for its Free MUNI for Low-Income Youth program is one way that the tech industry can help the city deal with its gentrification problem, TechCrunch reported.

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Rurban

US tech incubator Rurban launches $150K Kickstarter campaign for data center

Berrien Springs, Michigan-based tech incubator Rurban launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $150,000 by the end of march for the initial planning for Data Studio, a tech hub where entrepreneurs can converge and develop ideas.

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Moov

US-based fitness monitor Moov attains $40K crowdfunding target in 90 minutes

California, US-based next generation fitness tracking device Moov attained its $40,000 target within just 90 minutes and will begin shipping the pre-ordered product by summer this year.

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Eric Schmidt

Google's Eric Schmidt to donate $1M to firms that use technology to solve world problems

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he will be putting money where his mouth is and donating $1 million to companies that will use technology to find solutions to global problems, TechCrunch reported.

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Video Game High School (VGHS)

US filmmaker Freddie Wong breaks Indiegogo's record for web series with highest crowdfunding contributions

Seattle, Washington-based filmmaker Freddie Wong broke Indiegogo's record for web series crowdfunding when he gathered $900,907 in total contributions on Saturday night for his Internet-based show Video Game High School (VGHS).

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GoFundMe

Colorado-based historic Jones Theater intends to resort to crowdfunding for renovations

To fund the repairs and renovations of a historic theater in Westcliffe, Colorado, the Jones Theater is launching a crowdfunding campaign on the "GoFundMe" crowdfunding platform starting March 1, the Canon City Daily Record reported.

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