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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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