Tech

15 organisers behind worker movements at Amazon, Google, Uber, Kickstarter, and other tech companies say the industry has reached an inflection point and that things aren’t going back to the way they were before

This story is for Business Insider subscribers. For a short period, we’re making it widely available. For more information on a subscription to Business Insider, click here. Tech workers across pay scales, job types, geographies, and companies have joined together in unprecedented shows of solidarity. Even higher-paid workers, traditionally reliable […]
15 organisers behind worker movements at Amazon, Google, Uber, Kickstarter, and other tech companies say the industry has reached an inflection point and that things aren’t going back to the way they were before
Tech

A $5.5 million Kickstarter campaign backed by over 60,000 people has delivered one of the best games of 2019

“Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” is the latest game from the former “Castlevania” producer Koji Igarashi. In 2015, more than 60,000 fans pledged a combined $US5.5 million on Kickstarter to fund the game’s creation. “Bloodstained” is a spiritual successor to Igarashi’s most celebrated game, “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night,” with […]
A $5.5 million Kickstarter campaign backed by over 60,000 people has delivered one of the best games of 2019
Lifestyle

The FTC has taken legal action against iBackPack for raising $800,000 and never delivering products in ‘a deceptive crowdfunding scheme’

In a complaint filed Monday, the FTC accused startup iBackPack and its founder Douglas Monahan of operating “a deceptive crowdfunding scheme.” According to the complaint, he raised over $US800,000 for a number of products, including the namesake iBackPack, which was supposed to come equipped with batteries for charging laptops and […]
The FTC has taken legal action against iBackPack for raising $800,000 and never delivering products in ‘a deceptive crowdfunding scheme’
Tech

The couple behind the controversial ‘sex button’ on Kickstarter speaks up after getting roasted online: ‘We’re not trying to end the world’

LoveSync is a button that lets your silently indicate to your partner you’re in the mood for sex. After launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign,LoveSync drew serious flak for its perceived intentions to replace audible consent and communication in sex and relationships. But LoveSync’s founders, Ryan and Jenn Cmich, say critics […]
The couple behind the controversial ‘sex button’ on Kickstarter speaks up after getting roasted online: ‘We’re not trying to end the world’
Tech

Fans and investors have thrown over $250 million at this gorgeous, expansive video game. But it won’t hit store shelves until at least 2020

“Star Citizen,” a video game created by Cloud Imperium Gaming, is the most successful crowdfunding project ever, having raised more than $US200 million from excited fans. Director Chris Roberts originally launched the Kickstarter campaign for Star Citizen in October 2012, with a $US500,000 funding goal and a 2014 release date. […]
Fans and investors have thrown over $250 million at this gorgeous, expansive video game. But it won’t hit store shelves until at least 2020
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