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Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

A 18-meter giant Gundam could blow minds by 2019. If they can get it to work, that is.

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

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Worse than potato salad? 10 of the most ridiculous Kickstarter projects

If you think pledging to help a guy make potato salad is a waste of money, wait until you get a load of these projects that sought backing from the crowd.

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Indiegogo CEO responds to backers demanding refunds for scammy Healbe wristband

In a Friday blog post, co-founder Slava Rubin writes "nurturing a trusted open platform is our top priority," but the Healbe campaign continues apace.

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Move over Veronica Mars: These crowdfunded projects also raked in big bucks

Veronica Mars hits theaters today, thanks to fans who helped fund the movie via Kickstarter. We look at ten other crowdfunding success stories.

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The crowdfunding caveat: Most campaigns fail

For the minority of crowdfunded ventures that get financed, raising money is only the beginning.

Ease your guilty conscience with GiveGab, a social network for volunteers

GiveGab aims to do for charities what Waze has done for traffic reports.

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5 tips for running a successful crowdfunding campaign

More entrepreneurs are raising money via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, but it doesn't mean you're guaranteed a home run.

New Yelp-like site lets you rate business apps

G2 Crowd is hoping to help companies pick software with a new Yelp-like review site of business applications.

Power to the people: Crowdsourcing in politics

Could direct democracy stage a comeback? White House petitions and social media rallying cries lead the way.

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