Tagged: twitter

Update: Mark Hamill Supports #BuyTwitter & #BanTrump GoFundMe Campaign

Less than a week after former undercover CIA operations agent Valerie Plame Wilson launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform, Star Wars star Mark Hamill announced his support for the initiative. As previously… Read More

Former CIA Operations Officer Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Do Away With President Trump’s Twitter Account

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former undercover CIA operations agent, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to purchase Twitter for $1 billion in order to get President Trump off the social media platform. The initiative debuted last week. Plame tweeted: If @Twitter executives won’t shut… Read More

Securities and Exchange Commission to Host First Twitter Chat on Investing (Wisely)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will hold its first “Twitter Chat” on investing wisely. According to the SEC, the outreach is part of  Money Smart Week and Financial Literacy Month. The Offices of Public Affairs and Investor Education and Advocacy will host the Twitter… Read More

Bette Midler Promotes Crowdrise Initiative By Challenging Kim Kardashian to Use Her Selfies For Charity

For those who are not up-to-date on the latest Twitter drama, earlier this week Kim Kardashian made headlines after she posted a naked selfie on the social media platform and some celebrities shared their opinion about the reality star’s need to show off her body,… Read More

Kickstarter Becomes One of Sixteen Companies to File Amicus Brief in Support of Apple’s Privacy Case

On Thursday, Kickstarter announced it has filed an amicus brief with sixteen other companies to support Apple in its fight to protect the privacy and security of its millions of customers. Following the devastating shooting in San Bernardino last December, a federal court ordered the technology giant… Read More

Crowdcube Looks Back at 2015’s Best Moments in Tweets

On Monday, Crowdcube took a look at 2015’s best moments in tweets. The equity crowdfunding platform revealed each month’s favorite 140-character posts. The Crowdcube team stated: “Following on from the success of our year in review, we wanted to celebrate with our year in 140 characters…. Read More

Seedrs Posts Snapshots of Crowdfunding’s Twitter Popularity

Showing exactly how popular crowdfunding has become, Seedrs post some snapshots of people reacting to the funding method on social media website, Twitter. The Seedrs team shared: “Crowdfunding is growing quickly, and it may never have been possible without the widespread adoption of social media… Read More

Mobile Live Platform Hang w/ Seeks $2.5M During Crowdfunder Equity Round

  Mobile live video platform, Hang w/, has launched a funding round through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder.  The company is a startup whose investors and advisors reportedly include 50 Cent, Timbaland, Jared Leto and more. Hang w/ offers patent-pending technology, which is ready to scale… Read More

Scottish Trader Uses Bogus Twitter Accounts to Tank Shares. SEC Hunts Him Down

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against alleged rogue trader James Alan Craig of Dunragit, Scotland.  Apparently Craig was a bit cocky too, as he tweeted that the SEC would not be able to track him down.  The SEC has used their own Twitter… Read More

Smartphone App STAND Raises $2.25M During Seed Funding Round; Names Twitter’s Co-Founder Biz Stone as Chairman of the Board

On Thursday, photo-friendly smartphone app, STAND,  announced it has raised $2.25 million seed funding round, which was led by Resolute Ventures, with participation from Silicon Valley influencers including Jack Dorsey, Twitter/Square; Greylock Discovery (Josh Elman); Fresco Capital (Tytus Michalski and Stephen Forte); Meng Tan, Google; Doug… Read More

Karma Launches Out Of Private Beta to Transform Trust & Reliability In Peer-To-Peer Marketplaces

Karma, a platform that makes it easy to determine the reliability of people online through the use of its Karma Score, is launching out of private and into public beta today. The Karma Score’s unique algorithm makes it an ideal benchmark for the peer-to-peer community. With… Read More

HeartMob Battles Online Harassment With Real-Time Support And By Empowering Bystanders

Twitter recently banned harassing and violent language, such as direct threats and tweets promoting violence toward others. The company’s expanded policy is part of a growing recognition of online harassment issues, and the significant negative effects felt by victims (ex. Zelda Williams). Now, a platform providing real-time support to individuals experiencing online… Read More

The Influential Network’s Ryan Detert & FlashFunders’ Vincent Bradley Talk Equity Crowdfunding Success

Last fall I interviewed FlashFunders Co-Founder Vincent Bradley to learn more about his newly launched, no-fee equity funding platform.  In the months following, Bradley and his team have stewarded startups and streamlined their process. The platform recently reached a major milestone: closing a major round… Read More

Funny: Pebble’s Reaction to Apple Watch Media Event

Pebble gave Twitter followers a good laugh during Apple’s media event on this past Monday as Apple revealed additional details on their forthcoming smartwatch. The Kickstarter-success (and continues to be) took a humorous approach regarding Apple’s typically big media circus as they schmoozed the media and Apple fans…. Read More

Krowdster Launches New Revenue Stream Program for Crowdfunding Professionals

  Crowdfunding analytics, optimization and promotional tool, Krowdster, recently launched an affiliate program for crowdfunding consultants and publishers. The new project reportedly capitalizes on Krowdster’s explosive growth. Since opening for business nine weeks ago, the unique Krowdster web app has racked up more than 2000 active users…. Read More

Legal Research Website Casetext Announces $7 Million Series A Round Funding

Casetext, a free legal research website where users can read legal texts annotated by a community of practicing attorneys, announces today it has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Union Square Ventures, with participation from Formation 8, and former Thomson… Read More

G-Technology Announces New Partnership With Seed&Spark For Independent Filmmakers

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced a partnership with Seed&Spark, a community crowdsourcing ecosystem that enables independent filmmakers to fund, promote and distribute their projects. Kicking off at Sundance, the partnership will inspire and educate the Indie filmmaking community through support of… Read More

Danae Ringelmann: I Wish We’d Had An Indiegogo to Launch Indiegogo

Taking time away from her ever so busy schedule, co-founder of Indiegogo Danae Ringelmann sat down with Forbes magazine to share details about the global crowdfunding platform along with the ups and downs of using the popular funding method. During her interview, Ringelmann stated, “I wish… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Peer Lender RateSetter Hits £400M Milestone

RateSetter is celebrating yet another huge milestone! The UK-based peer to peer lender announced this week that it has officially hit £400M. The platform, which launched in September 2010, enables lenders to get fair returns while cutting the cost of borrowing. Capital is at risk. Lenders and… Read More

MD Insider Announces Successful Equity Crowdfunding Round

MD Insider, a data healthcare innovator that significantly reduces healthcare costs for employers, announced on Tuesday (November 4th) that it closed a $1.5 million investment, which has been dubbed the “largest online investment round ever” raised on technology startup equity investing platform AngelList. The syndicate was led by… Read More

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