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2014-06-23 08:25:47

A UK-based team of international people aims to raise £170,000 in order to introduce their pioneering product to the global market and to complete the development of the supplementary Teqbox system. LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A start-up company based in the United Kingdom has created a new football-based sport called the Teqball. After years of development and testing, the main equipment for playing Teqball, the Teqboard, can finally be pre-ordered. The main technological...

2014-06-20 23:09:16

Indianapolis tech startup earns 25k in less than 48 hours for travel size ‘smart’ charging device. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Emerging technology start up, SP Technologies, introduced the new POWERQUBE MINI on Kickstarter.com, a popular crowdfunding website, on June 9th. This travel size version of the POWERQUBE earned well over a third of the funding goal within 48 hours of going live on Kickstarter. The POWERQUBE MINI was developed based on user feedback on the original...

2014-06-19 08:29:50

Largest sci-tech crowdsourcing forecast site in search of professionals and enthusiasts to predict future events FAIRFAX, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join the existing 2,300 professionals and...

2014-06-18 23:07:05

Dispensed2U Inc. has unveiled the company’s Indiegogo campaign to fund the creation of the company’s all-new Dispensed2U mobile marijuana delivery app. Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Crowdfunding has become an incredibly popular way to take something from concept to concrete reality, and that’s exactly what Dispensed2U, Inc. is tapping into with the company’s new Indiegogo campaign. Dispensed2U, Inc.’s Indiegogo campaign will help raise funds for the creation of the...

2014-06-18 12:28:27

The 27 Club: Searching for Secrets CHICAGO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Founder Mona DiFiore has been reviving the greatest artists of our time, The 27 Club, with her BioCollage Kickstarter campaign. A BioCollage painting connects anecdotes in one overarching portrait. The BioCollage Kickstarter campaign will help tell the stories of the 27 Club. "BioCollage tells stories with paint," said DiFiore. "And The 27 Club series explores the psychological side of the artists. That's why...

2014-06-18 04:20:46

MIAMI, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dark Centuries game hopes to raise $100,000 to revitalize the MMO scene Today Enlightened Studios launches its fantasy medieval MMORPG The Dark Centuries on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from $30 for an early bird pledge that includes a digital copy of the game. The Dark Centuries will see the Vikings, Celts and Saracens clash in an epic battle for power....

2014-06-17 23:04:07

Hackable smart display can show time, news, deadlines, temperature and any other metric needed for home or business; takes an action with the click of a button. London, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Smart Atoms, a group of tech visionaries, designers and engineers, introduces LaMetric, a smart ticker that displays all the information user needs. The smart clock launches on Kickstarter today as the first standalone, customizable, hackable ticker that tracks key metrics and displays them in...

2014-06-17 08:27:00

Over 100 Scoopshot Users to be Paid for Capturing Soccer Spirit NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scoopshot the global leader in crowdsourced, mobile photo and video content, announced that the company will issue 18 photo assignments (tasks) to honor the soccer tournament taking place in Brazil. The tasks will be available to over 535,000 global Scoopshooters from 177 countries. More than 100 Scoopshooters will earn cash for photos and videos that best capture the soccer...

2014-06-16 23:02:07

600,000 users to migrate to DesignCrowd San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 DesignCrowd, the global crowdsourcing marketplace for design work, has acquired Worth1000, a creative contest platform home to more than 600,000 users. Worth1000 is a graphic design community and creative content marketplace whose 600,000 members include graphic designers, customers, writers, photographers and illustrators. The migration process of Worth1000’s users has begun, and DesignCrowd’s user base...

2014-06-16 18:04:37

SAGE Publications Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria, which are difficult for traditional media to reach during the conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine. It showed more reports were coming from citizen journalists than traditional media, in all areas of the country, with the exception of Homs. Index on Censorship magazine worked with Syria Tracker, the independent news tracker, which has scanned 160,000...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'