Kickstarter continues to be the worlds largest funding platform for creative projects. I recently reviewed Kickstarter’s 2012 year in review. The stats are unbelievable and continue to grow as their demographic base increases. Last year Kickstarter collected a total of $274,391,721 million in pledges which is 85.6% of of all pledges given. This does not mean that 85.6% of all projects reach their goal, actually only 44% of all 41,765 projects launched reached their goal. And of those 18,109 kickstarter projects, there were a select few that completely blew out their goal.
Hydle’s 1 favorite kickstarter highlight from last year – The Griz Coat by Buffoonery Factory.
Our successful Blackbox Case project from 2011 pales in comparison to some of the numbers being generated today. I feel like it is time for another Hydle project in the Kickstarter arena again.
Tagging along with Devin Super Tramps latest Insane Rope Swing Video is Chris Newman’s guide to getting started with Chopper Flight School. Chris runs CineChopper.com and is going to provide a great resource to those of us looking to jump into this fun world of playing with really expensive toys. Luckily it is NOT that pricy to get up and running.
Beautiful work by Hadi Partovi from code.org for creating a pretty remarkable video about ideas, coding, and awesomeness from the leaders of today.
Steve Jobs – Apple
Bill Gates – Microsoft
Jack Dorsey – Twitter
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
Vanessa Hurst – Girl Develop It
Ruchi Sangvi – Dropbox
Drew Houston – Dropbox
Elena Silenok – Clothia.com
Gabe Newell – Valve
Chris Bosh – Miami Heat
Makinde – Facebook
Tony Hsieh – Zappos
Bronwen Grimes – Valve
will.i.am – The Black Eyed Peas
A long time in the making and a lot of hard work, GeoRiot now has a pretty face to put in front of their affiliate clicks program.
Back in the day when we conceptualized Ski Movie Music and figured out we weren’t getting paid on more than half the affiliate links being clicked, we realized we had a problem. Finally, after writing an entire book on Mastering the iTunes Affiliate Program and actually working for Apple on the subject, Jesse Lakes finally created a solution — GeoRiot.
Zen Buddhist Alan Watts passed away, or transformed life in November, 1973 at the age of 58. He was an imaginative creature and I feel as if I could learn a lot from him and his writing.
[Alan Watts Wikipedia]