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Ubuntu Edge on Indiegogo - Crowdfunding redefined E-mail
Written by Charles   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:48

I'm a big fan of the crowdfunding phenomenon as you know based upon my many posts supporting these efforts over the past few years. Both here on AN's homepage and on the Forums. Although this isn't necessarily animation related it is still very much worthy of expanded attention.

The most successful crowdfunding campaign in history is the Ouya video game console on Kickstarter last year achieving $8,596,474 in 30 days. Now that record is well on its way to being surpassed. This time it's the Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign on Indiegogo.

So far in just 8 days they've raised $7,406,076. With 22 days left in the campaign their goal is a mind blowing $32,000,000. It's a fixed funding campaign so they need to reach that level in order to succeed in securing the finances they raised. The deadline is August 21 2013 so we'll see what happens. Meanwhile consider the significance of this campaign and what it means to further establishing the crowdfunding process as a very viable means of raising large sums of money for worthwhile endeavors whatever they may be and expanding the boundaries of independent success. 

Check out the campaign and the video below. We'll be following the progress of the Ubuntu Edge on Indiegogo on the Forum topic

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