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May 13, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 19
Equity Crowdfunding Needs Some Educated Investors
May 8, 2014 | Crowdfund Insider
Crowdfunding is hopelessly dependent on traditional funding sectors to educate a new generation of investors and fully develop the industry. Ludwine Dekker offers some valuable information:
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Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business, But At What Cost?

Crowdfunding Is More Than Just The Money It Helps You Raise

Wisconsin Businesses Could Get Crowdfunding Boost Next Month

San Francisco Kickstarter Campaigns that Took Off This Year
May 9, 2014 | San Francisco Chronicle
Crowdfunding is risky by nature. How do you know what the public will want to invest in? Are they more into wearable technology or a shirt that cleans itself? That risk seems well worth it for some San Francisco-based Kickstarter campaigns, which met and comfortably exceeded their fundraising goals. (Others have not been as successful.) Here's a look at some of the most successful San Francisco-based Kickstarters so far this year:
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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt
May 13, 2014 | New York Ties
A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported. If the findings hold up, they suggest that the melting could destabilize neighboring parts of the ice sheet and a rise in sea level of 10 feet or more may be unavoidable in coming centuries. Global warming caused by the human-driven release of greenhouse gases has helped to destabilize the ice sheet, though other factors may also be involved, the scientists said.
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Looks Like Rain Again. And Again.

For IBM, the Answer Is ‘Watson’
May 12, 2014 | Washington Post
IBM is making its own wager. In January, the company funneled about $1 billion into a new business unit dedicated to selling the software behind Watson, rebranding it from a sci-fi novelty act to an analytics engine capable of transforming a multitude of established industries. As part of that shift, Watson is headed to Washington: IBM is aggressively marketing the technology to the federal government, in addition to hospitals, retailers and other potential customers.
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Four Industries Primed to be Disrupted by Crowdfunding
May 12, 2014 | Crowdfund Insider
One of the benefits of helping launch and continuing to work with the global equity and debt crowdfunding movement is the innovative companies that show up at our door. These organizations are changing a number of industries and none of them are kids in garages with gadgets. The future of crowdfunding will include a variety of asset-backed platforms and consumer-feedback plays.
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Tech Stocks Are Still 'Too Silly' for Some

Analysts: Austin Tech Scene Is Back from Recession

Miami Looks Beyond its Banks and Beaches to Technology

Kirsner: Feels Like Another Tech Bubble on the Horizon

Tech Companies, Promising Innovation, Seek Cities’ Cooperation

Inside Northwestern University's Startup Machine

Marijuana Boom Spawns Ancillary Businesses

VCs Passing on Startups in Favor of Growing Companies

Technology Association of Oregon Seeks $5.3M for 'Cyber Excellence'

Why San Diego Tech Firm Didn't Move to Texas

Denver Tech Startups at the Center of Smart Home Revolution

12 Austin Startups Chosen for the Chamber’s A-List

In San Diego Five Startups Head to Plug and Play

Florida in the Eye of the Storm on Climate Change

Three Signs the Best Days of Private Equity Are Over

The Move Toward Computing That Reads Your Mind

Net Neutrality: What's The Real Threat?

Tax Break for Corporate Research Is Threatened this Year

The Mysterious $13 Billion Angels

Harvard Business School Unlocks Power of Hands-on Learning

Davis Biotech Firm Lands $33M Round of Investment Funds

Biotech IPO Slump Deepens as Prices Slip Below Range

Obama, New Tech A-listers Align

Feds OK Bitcoins for Campaign Contributions

Genetically Modified Foods Confuse Consumers

New SBA Director Plans a More Modern, Innovative Agency

Crowd Funding Has Not Killed Angel Investing Yet

Crowdfunded Projects about Crowdfunding Draw Few Crowds

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