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April 6, 2015 Many states want to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to get. States are giving equity crowdfunding more attention.
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Joan Didion on Sept. 24, 2012, in New York City.
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October 23, 2014 The nephew of the iconic essayist and novelist hopes to produce a documentary on her life, and he's turned to crowd-funding to make it happen. Also: There's been much ado about the dictionary lately.
It took 101 takes to get the right shot for Gideon Gidori's Kickstarter video. He hopes supporters will fund his flight school tuition in exchange for a secret potato salad recipe.
July 23, 2014 He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.
July 14, 2014 What we need is a children's song about natural selection: sex, death and all. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes up the challenge with her debut of "Five Violet Spiders."
July 8, 2014 One guy's Kickstarter quest for $10 to make his first potato salad has now raised over $50,000 — a kind of Internet joke gone viral. Here are three modest food projects to consider instead.
LIFX smart bulbs raised over $1 million on Kickstarter and a few million more from professional investors.
April 28, 2014 Venture capitalists don't tend to pledge $20 at a time to a scrappy little startup. They look for big investments with big returns. But some are turning to Kickstarter for that next big idea.
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June 25, 2013 Also: Science fiction author and screenwriter Richard Matheson has died; John McEnroe has a book deal.
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