Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 5, 2013

crowdfunding-news-roundupForbes | Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware

“Something is happening in hardware.” This article explores the revolution happening in the hardware space among big players like Intel and Motorola. These companies are becoming more open and allowing more collaboration into their workflows. Crowdfunding could be a logical entrant for the enterprise in the future.

Financial Planning | Crowdfunding a New Danger for Clients?

Crowdfunding proponents have long said that education is key to success in this space, and financial planners are starting to take notice, although I’m not sure that this is the tone many had in mind. Patricia Powell, founder and CEO of the Powell Financial Group, put it bluntly: “I think advisors are going to spend a lot of time trying to keep people away from this.”

crowdriseBusiness Insider | Crowdfunding Computer Science in the NYC Public Schools

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures is crowdfunding to bring computer science education to New York City public schools, and he’s using Crowdrise to do it.

The New York Times | S.E.C. Clarifies That Crowdfunding Portals Will Able to Take Commissions

The New York Times clarifies an article from last week that alleges that funding portals would have a hard time collecting fees due to the SEC’s proposed rules. That isn’t the case, as David Blass clarifies in this follow-up.

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