Crowdfunding

  • Watch: The trailer of crowdfunded film 'Veronica Mars' January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The makers of the 'Veronica Mars' movie have come up with the film's first trailer. The film is based on the hit TV series 'Veronica Mars', where the lead character is a successful lawyer. The interesting thing about the film is that it's a crowd-funded project. Featuring Kristen...
  • Chinese journalist tries to crowdfund his career with online donations November 2, 2013

    Beijing: From his temporary home on a friend's sofa, Yin Yusheng hopes to craft a new kind of journalism in China, where the industry is widely seen as state-controlled and corrupt. He wants to make his readers the boss - and that includes paying his salary. Once users pledge 5,000 yuan...
  • Charge your mobile phone with hot water February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: While researchers are busy finding newer sources of energy and ways of harvesting it, Ryan Johnstone, an independent inventor based in Nairobi, Kenya, has invented a solution that could help mobile phone users charge their devices with just the power of hot water. Ryan has developed the Bottle...
  • Washington warms to "crowdfunding" for startups September 16, 2011

    Washington: Bipartisan support is growing to allow private companies to quickly tap thousands of small investors through a strategy called "crowdfunding." The Obama administration and Republican lawmakers have drafted legislation that would let investors take small stakes in private startups over the Internet, touting it as a way to supercharge...