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Independent journalism pays off with truth and results

Independent journalism pays off with truth and results

Linda Solomon Wood | Sep 12th, 2014 – National Observer newsroom – I was delighted this week to see an e-mail from the people at Kickstarter saying, “we really love your project!” Staff at the crowdfunding website said they had chosen our Tar Sands Reporting Project video as “Most Socially Conscious” — and one their favourite Canadian projects of the year. A highlight perhaps because our journalistic effort covering the people and politics of Alberta’s oil sands, as well as the industry’s pipeline and tankers offshoots into B.C., is one…

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GoToMeeting in Canada Hosts Future of Work National Discussion

Why VCs Love CrowdFunding?

Why VCs Love CrowdFunding?

Steven A. Cinelli. CrowdfundBeat contributing editor, August 18, 2014, With all the conversation about the perspective of the venture capital industry on the nascent crowdfunding space, it is becoming clear that…

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Canada’s On Spec magazine crowdfunding after grant is cut

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On Spec, Canada’s leading science fiction magazine, faces closure after its Canada Council grant was abruptly, unfairly cancelled. They’re raising funds to keep going. On Spec is a fantastic magazine…

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Global Crowdfunding with Dr. Richard Swart, UC Berkeley, Director of Crowdfunding Research

CrowdfundSuite a new funding hub launched in Canada

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Five Things to Think About Before Crowdfunding in Canada … Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are rapidly entering the mainstream and after seeing so many successful multi-million dollar campaigns,…

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Star Citizen CrowdFunding, $49M

“Peer to Peer Revolution” Crowdfunding, special report by MoneyWeek

“Peer to Peer Revolution” Crowdfunding, special report by MoneyWeek

A letter from MoneyWeek’s Editor John Stepek, CROWDPOWER, How you could make a small fortune from the Peer-to-Peer revolution, I used to read a lot of comics when I was…

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Jewish Museum and Archives of B.C. launches $18,000 crowdfunding effort for new website

EIP picks winners at the expense of fostering innovations, says AIIA CEO

EIP picks winners at the expense of fostering innovations, says AIIA CEO

Kye White | July 28, 2014 | startupsmart | Australia – By The federal government’s Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program picks winners, rather than fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, Australian Information Industry Association…

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