Tagged: apple

Apple Watch Problem? No Worries Says Pebble Watch Founder Eric Migicovsky (Video)

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Is the Pebble Watch feeling the Apple smartwatch pain?  Not so, explains Pebble Watch founder Eric Migicovsky. In a brief interview with CNBC, Migicovsky explains that Apple has brought a “ton of attention” to the wearable tech sector. He states Pebble has experienced “no material… Read More

Apple, Google, Amazon Band Together to Lobby DC on Future Financial Services

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The Future of Banking is Online. Tech Titans Want to Lead the Way as Financial Innovation Now Coalition Announced. All financial services are being turned upside down as the relevance of brick and mortar locations and surly customer service representatives is diminishing.  Big tech, including… Read More

Calling All Wine Lovers: Wotwine? Seeks £400,000 on Seedrs to Develop New App That Finds the Perfect Bottle For You

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This week, UK-based Wotwine? launched an equity crowdfunding on Seedrs to raise £400,000 for its iPhone and Android app that will help customers find wine at the best price. Wotwine?, which consists of eight Masters of Wine along with Sommeliers, winemakers, retailers and wine educators, is hoping… Read More

State of Washington Addresses Reg A+, Tier 2 Filing Rules

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In a somewhat controversial regulatory approach, the state of Washington, Department of Financial Institutions, has indicated its interest in requiring issuers to file with the state when utilizing Tier 2 of Regulation A+.  The new exemption which preempts State Blue-Sky law and raises the investor… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: HyperLink Steel Band for Apple Watch, NeuroGum & SmartHalo for Your Bike

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I happen to have an Apple Watch and I am slowly figuring out which features suit my daily routine the best.  I gave up wearing a traditional watch years ago as my iPhone quickly became my time keeper of choice (just like everyone else). But… Read More

Nebia Shower Scores Over $1.3M in Two Days on Kickstarter

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Just two days after launching its Kickstarter campaign, Nebia has successfully surpassed over $1.3 million thanks to 3,800 backers. The Nebia Shower is a showerhead that you can install yourself.  The system claims to create a shower like you have “never experienced before.” The company explained its engineering hardware:… Read More

Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

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Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Quickly Gains Over $135,000 First Week on Indiegogo

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Giving musicians a new type of instrument to play, creators of the Apple MFi-certified smart piano, The ONE has teamed up with marketing agency, Agency 2.0, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs… Read More

Pavegen Appoints Former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to Advisory Board As Crowdcube Campaign Comes to Close

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Quickly following the closing of its successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, London start-up Pavegen announced that it has appointed former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to its advisory board. Pavegen’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Shares His Thoughts On Taylor Swift Convincing Apple to Pay Independent Artists (Video)

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Weighing in on Taylor Swift’s recent move to convince Apple to start paying independent artists, CEO of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, sat down with Squawk Alley to reveal his thoughts on the situation. Recently the country-gone-pop starlet revealed her thoughts about Apple and how she didn’t… Read More

As Pebble Wraps Up Kickstarter Rewards, Pebble Time is Now Available for Anyone to Order

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Kickstarter poster-child, Pebble Smartwatch, states that Pebble Time, its next iteration of the smartwatch, is now available for pre-order for anyone. The wearable company stated that Kickstarter rewards were nearly completed and they were shifting to retail sales.  Pebble Time is available via Best Buy… Read More

Pebble’s Updated iPhone App Goes Live After Kickstarter Alum Admonishes Apple on Delay

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Earlier this week, Kickstarter alum and smartwatch maker, Pebble, called out Apple for not releasing its already approved updated app to iTunes. During a recent update, the young company shared details about the situation and the progress it has made: “The Pebble Time iPhone app, as we’ve all noticed,… Read More

CulCharge’s 3-in-1 Keychain Scores $60,000 in 31 Hours During Second Indiegogo Initiative

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Hoping for another successful crowdfunding experience, Slovak startup, CulCharge launched a campaign on Indiegogo last week to raise $60,000 for its self-titled 3-in-1 keychain. Within only 31 hours, the project quickly gained its initial goal.  CulCharge is a small charger on a keychain that allows users… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Pebble Time Is Ready For Backer Shipping

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Get excited, Pebble Time backers: Your high tech smartwatch is on the way! California startup Pebble announced on this week that the Kickstarter-success watches are now ready to be shipped. As previously reported, Pebble Time hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform earlier this year and surpassed its… Read More

KickShark Launches Kickstarter For 11 Port USB-C HydraDock; Set to Fix Issues With New Retina MacBook

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On Thursday, Nashville-based Kickshark debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new 11 port USB-C docking station, HydraDock, for the new Apple Retina MacBook. Supporting networking, storage, interconnects, and most importantly displays, the HydraDock is the only available docking product for the new MacBook. While sharing details… Read More

Lookout Apple Watch: Olio Smartwatch Challenges Apple with High End Wearable Tech

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Apple Watch has a new competitor and I am not talking about the Google/Intel thing.  This watch has been created by a former Apple employee and you can immediately see the design DNA in this incredibly crafted watch. Olio, positioned as a “boutique” watch company, has launched a… Read More

Pebble Time Nears $20 Million in Crowdfunding During Final Days of Campaign on Kickstarter

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The most successful Kickstarter campaign ever, Pebble Time, is nearing its close scheduled for March 27th. The pre-emptive strike against the forthcoming Apple Watch has not only proven the intense interest in wearable Pebble smartwatch tech, but in many respects has validated predictions of strong demand… Read More

Alibaba Partners with British Lenders as it Expands Financial Platform Reach

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Alibaba, the Chinese internet conglomerate, has formed another strategic alliance to provide loans to businesses. Earlier this month Alibaba inked an agreement with Lending Club to facilitate loans to US businesses seeking to purchase goods from China manufacturers. Now Alibaba has created a similar arrangement with… Read More