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Crowdfunding: Did The Ubuntu Edge Fail?

This week saw a new crowdfunding record broken. $12.8 Million was pledged to support the development of a new mobile phone. Indiegogo hosted a campaign for the Ubuntu Edge, the first phone from the makers of the open source Ubuntu operating system. Over 27,000 people… Read More

Should Apple Buy the Ubuntu Edge?

The crowdfunding world watched with fascination as the largest crowdfunding campaign ever took place on Indiegogo these past weeks. The Ubuntu Edge attempting to crowdfund $32,000,000 was always a  herculean endeavor but the pros at Canonical were up to the task and had the credibility… Read More

Ubuntu Edge Fails: The Winners And Losers

A crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge on Indiegogo has failed to reach a goal of $32,000,000. 27,488 backers laid claim to 5,837 copies of Ubuntu’s cutting-edge premium smartphone concept. In the end it was all for naught. The campaign fell $19,187,224 short of the goal…. Read More

Ubuntu Edge Watch: Some Backers Angered With Canonical CEO’s Comments In Wired

We’re down to the wire for the Ubuntu Edge, and I have my popcorn at my side as we wait for the last 11 hours to tick away from the most ambitious crowdfunding campaign in memory. (Maybe) One interesting thing is happening right now in… Read More

The 32-Million-Dollar Crowdfunding Question: Will The Campaign For The Ubuntu Edge Be Extended?

There is a big question that will be answered this week. In fact, I’d argue it is the biggest question in the brief history of rewards-based crowdfunding. It may be a 32-million-dollar question… Will Canonical extend their campaign for the Ubuntu Edge? The Indiegogo campaign… Read More

Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding on Indiegogo (Infographic)

Here are the numbers for the crowdfunding campaign that has claimed the title of Biggest Crowdfunding Campaign of All Time – from Indiegogo. $10,267,352 22,053 Contributors 63 Countries contributing Top Five:  US, Germany, Sweden, UK and the Netherlands Largest Contribution $80,000 from Bloomberg. So this… Read More

Ubuntu Edge Surpasses Pebble Watch’s Total, Still Has A Long Way To Go

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone has surpassed the Pebble Watch‘s rewards-based crowdfunding record of $10,266,845. However, unless Canonical can find $22 million more in funding it may end up being all for naught. The campaign for the Edge is a fixed funding campaign, which means that… Read More

Canonical On Why They Chose Indiegogo Over Kickstarter For The Ubuntu Edge

Recently I reported on Indiegogo’s failure rate and how it ties to their open approach to rewards-based crowdfunding. In considering that open approach I was reminded of Canonical, the company that supports Ubuntu, one of the most used pieces of open-source software in the world…. Read More

Crowdfunding Ubuntu Edge: Bloomberg plus Price Drop Increases Hope for Crowdfunding Success

The worlds largest crowdfunding campaign ever Ubunta Edge continues to adjust tactics in hopes to capture the momentum necessary to reach their $32,000,000 goal which is a fixed funding campaign.  Having raised “only” just under $9 Million from almost 19,000 backers on their Indiegogo campaign… Read More

Using Kickstarter data to predict Ubuntu Edge’s success

Earlier this week we published an article with an analysis of the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, and the outlook was bleak. Donations had slowed to a crawl, and Canonical’s $32 million goal appeared to be little more than a pipe dream. Yes, readers replied, donations had died… Read More

WATCH: How The Ubuntu Edge Will Work As A Desktop PC

One of the most intriguing aspects of the Ubuntu Edge smartphone is that it promises to work as a desktop PC as well. In the video below Leann Ogasawara, Ubuntu Kernel Engineering Manager, explains how this functionality works using a modded Nexus smartphone. It continues Ubuntu’s… Read More

Strategy Session On The Stalled Ubuntu Edge

Canonical launched the Ubuntu Edge campaign on Indiegogo in search of $32 million for their dual-boot smartphone/PC combo. As of right now funding has slowed to a trickle after raising almost $3.5 million in the first 24 hours. The campaign currently has garnered around $7.5… Read More

Crowdfunding the Ubuntu Edge: Is it worth your US$830?

Should you invest US$830 in trying to fund the creation of the Ubuntu Edge? For the first 5,000 takers or twenty-four hours, you could sign up for an Ubuntu Edge, to be delivered in May 2014 for US$600. The first 5,040 takers were signed up… Read More

$3.5 Million In One Day On Indiegogo For Ubuntu Edge, Canonical

Yesterday we reported on the Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge. The campaign has set a $32 million goal for the new dual-boot smartphone running Ubuntu and Android. It’s the most ambitious campaign in Indiegogo’s history, and short of some Star Wars spoof campaigns it’s probably… Read More

Stats: Canonical, Indiegogo & Ubuntu Edge Put Crowdfunding World On Notice

A campaign just launched on Indiegogo has a somewhat ambitious funding goal. $32 million. I’ll let that sink in for a moment… Sound ridiculous? It might not be when you consider the project at the root of the campaign and the team bringing the campaign… Read More

Quantum Resistant Ledger Partners with Insight’s Quantum Cryptography Research Unit, Hires Senior Marketing Professional

The Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL) Foundation, which is an organization that has developed a quantum-secure blockchain network and digital asset platform, has teamed up with Insight’s quantum cryptography research division. Both organizations will be working on global standards for QRL’s “quantum-secure” Proof-of-Stake network, which is… Read More

Public Ledger Organization Header Hashgraph Joins Trusted IoT Alliance

Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed public ledger organization, announced on Tuesday it has joined the Trusted IoT Alliance, an open source software consortium that aims to create a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The organization reported that as a member of… Read More

G20 Acknowledges Fintech & Crypto Assets May Boost Financial Efficiency & Inclusiveness

  The Group of Twenty or G20 held a meeting this week in Buenos Aires. Participating countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States plus the… Read More

Eagle Brewing NZ Seeks $750,000 on PledgeMe to Fund New Kaiapoi Brewpub

  Christchurch craft brewery, Eagle Brewing NZ, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to raise up to $750,000 to fund the fit-out of their new Kaiapoi brewpub, The Port & Eagle. According to Eagle Brewing, the Port & Eagle is the brewery’s new brewpub… Read More

PledgeMe Plans Expansion into Australia as Equity Crowdfunding Rules Improve

PledgeMe, a New Zealand based crowdfunding platform, has announced an expansion into Australia just as equity crowdfunding regulations are scheduled to change. Australia has been slow to improve their regulatory environment for raising capital online but improved rules will be in place soon. “Australia is… Read More

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