A few days before the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 18, a Long Island man named John Borzumato picked up the phone and called a few close friends in Bellingham, Massachusetts. He wanted to check in, see how things were going, learn about the updates in his friends’ lives since they’d talked last. Perhaps there’d be a bit of pre-game banter, too
Borzumato is a die-hard Colts fan. But Frank and Leigh Clark, you see, are Patriots fans. Frank, a 48-year-old Massachusetts native, said he was “born into it.” It was their two respective teams set to face off in the AFC title game, with a trip to Super Bowl XLIX on the line. What better time for a call? Read more…Read More →
LOS ANGELES — Katy Perry roared out of nowhere to help the ladies of TLC successfully and swiftly reach their $150,000 goal on Kickstarter to fund a farewell album.
In mere days since announcing the campaign, TLC has soared past the crowdfunding goal thanks to 2,000 donors, including “Roar” singer Katy Perry
The Super Bowl halftime show headliner supported the campaign with a $5,000 pledge. Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins quickly thanked Perry with emoji-filled tweets. As of Friday, the campaign has raised $212,000 with 26 days remaining Read more…Read More →
The St. Louis County Police Department has enlisted the public’s help in identifying several suspects spotted on a security camera looting a store during the Ferguson riots in November
Footage of the incident, which was released Wednesday, shows dozens of people storming into the Dellwood Market through a broken window before grabbing items from the shelves
Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson on Aug. 9, igniting widespread protest in the community. The market was looted three different times between August and NovemberRead More →
After a change discrepancy left a pizza delivery man without a tip, the Internet raised more than $20,000.
A video, which Boston.com reports was originally uploaded to YouTube with the title “Irate pizza driver,” shows an awkward interaction between Jarrid Tansey, a pizza delivery driver for Palace Pizza, and a few employees at F&R Auto Sales, both located in Westport, Mass
The clip shows Tansey returning to the dealership and handing over money that he thought was a tip for an order delivered earlier. “It just doesn’t make sense why you’d hand me a bill that you were just gonna have me drive back here to give you back anyway,” Tansey says in the video. Read more…Read More →
Indiegogo launched a standalone service Monday that lets users raise money for anything from medical expenses and tuition payments to vacations and parties — without charging them a fee
The Indiegogo Life platform caters to personal causes that directly impact the life of the individuals involved and waives the site’s usual transaction fees — which traditionally go up to 14%, depending on the funding plan and method of payment. The new service also claims to offer a more simple set-up process, and one-on-one support for users.Read More →
When it comes to rooting for an NFL team, 50-year-old Niagara Falls, New York, native Frank Croisdale never really had a choice
“In my family, if you weren’t a Bills fan you weren’t going to have a seat at the dinner table,” he says today. “I was born into it.”
Croisdale’s been a hardcore Bills supporter ever since. He had his heart broken, like so many others, when the team reached — and lost — four straight Super Bowls from 1990 through 1993. But despite the crushing defeats, those years were the Bills’ heyday, and linebacker Darryl Talley was a critical part of the team’s successes Read more…Read More →
Earlier this week, we reported that Sony might soon launch its own e-ink smartwatch and now we know what the company really had up its sleeves: the FES Watch
Sony’s e-ink-powered FES Watch (Fashion Entertainments Watch) has been hiding in plain sight for months on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake, where the device blew past its original funding goal of around $8,500 and eventually managed to raise a little more than $20,000
In a departure from Sony’s normally conservative product launch approach, the company cleverly put the project into play under the name of Fashion Entertainments on the crowdfunding site in September to, presumably, test the market’s interest. So far, it looks like Sony’s gamble is paying off Read more…Read More →
LONDON — The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation.
Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye examinations anywhere in the world. Developed by a team of eye care specialists, software developers and product designers, it aims to increase access to high-quality eye care worldwide.
The tools have been developed through a collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Strathclyde and the NHS Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research. Read more…Read More →
After five months of traveling, veterinary work and crowdfunding, Leo the paraplegic dog is finally settled in Canada and ready to live the life of a happy pup.
While vacationing in Thailand, Meagan Penman found the dog dragging its hind legs on a beach. After posting a video of the wounded dog on the r/WTF subreddit, Penman reached out to local shelters in the area, who would not take Leo in. Believing Leo had a “better shot at life in Canada,” she created a Gofundme page on June 21 to raise funds for medical and travel expenses.Read More →