Topic: Kickstarter

The Story Behind Fidget Cube, the $4 Million Phenomenon You Didn't Know You Needed

Meet the brothers who made the viral gadget

If your friends know you to be a restless pen-clicker, you've probably already been tagged a dozen times or so on the promotional video for Fidget Cube. Viewed tens of millions…

Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle Shows His Darker Side in New Esquire Show

Plus, how he’s using Kickstarter to support up-and-coming artists

Specs Age 51 Claim to fame Stars as Nelson Clay on the new Esquire drama series Spotless (premieres Nov. 14 at 10 p.m.) and as Mr. Bates on Downton Abbey (final season…

Kickstarter for Exploding Kittens Asked for $10K Over a Month. It Got $2 Million in 24 Hours

Mathew Inman's viral card game

In another crazy viral Kickstarter phenomenon, Mathew Inman, creator of the popular webcomic The Oatmeal, fully funded his Kickstarter for a game called Exploding Kittens in just 20 minutes on…

This Outfit Designed to Help Change Clothes in Public Is at 2,000% of Its Kickstarter Goal

The Undress brilliantly solves a common problem

With a tagline like "Change clothes in public without ever getting naked," The Undress has a pretty clear sales proposition, and people are lining up in droves to hand the…

LeVar Burton on How He's Evolving Reading Rainbow and Who Should Really Sing the Theme Song [Video]

You'll never guess

Earlier this year LeVar Burton took a major leap of faith with Mark Wolfe, co-founder and CEO of the Reading Rainbow. Taking to Kickstarter, the two asked fans to help bring back…

This Interactive Time Capsule Wants to Grant You Immortality as a Digital Avatar

Yourbot preserves your persona for posterity

Today's cool but slightly horrifying vision of the future comes courtesy of Yourbot, which is a combination of a digital time capsule and man's search for immortality. Yourbot is a service…

Kickstarter Looks to Wash Hands of Broken Promises

Updates terms of service to include lawsuit clause

Less than a week after the Federal Trade Commission updated its requirements for online retailers, which must provide refunds when goods and services aren’t delivered in a timely fashion, Kickstarter today…

Q&A: How Reading Rainbow Soared Back, and How It Will Reach Its $5 Million Goal

Behind the scenes with the team making it happen

Things are looking sunnier than ever for Reading Rainbow. After the show's Kickstarter hit its $1 million goal in just 11 hours, the creators set their sights on a new butterfly…

Comedian Patton Oswalt hosts The Webby Awards on May 19, 2014 in New York.

The Most Memorable 5-Word Webby Award Speeches

Expressing gratitude in sound bites

The Webby Awards are known as a celebration of the best content online, but it's also a competition among the winners as to who can give the most clever acceptance…

Kickstarter Tips From Kawehi, Whose Cover Songs Are Conquering the Internet

Her many successes and one humbling failure

Most startups and creative talents would be proud to pull off one successful Kickstarter. But multi-talented musician Kawehi has just wrapped up her fifth, this time bringing in 10 times…