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Crowdfunding Goes Over the Edge

Crowdfunding Goes Over the Edge While not hitting it's Indiegogo crowdfunding target of $32 million, the Cannonical Ubuntu Edge smart phone project and its Ubuntu open source OS, raised $12.5 million and whammed its way into the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest sum raised by crowdfunding so far. I believe that this is a remarkable landmark, despite so many geekish people lamenting the campaign falling about $19 million short of its target. If we spool back even 12 months, nobody woul...