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  1. Healbe GoBe device is finally on sale! And the reviews are in!

    So do we owe Indiegogo's Slava Rubin an apology? What do you think?

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the Scampaign Finance desk

  2. Indiegogo moves on from Healbe PR disaster by locking a woman out of her account when she asked for a refund

    For Moscow-based Healbe the hard part of its controversial Indiegogo campaign for a scientifically impossible, calorie counting activity tracker is over. It gets to walk off into the sunset with $1m and no actionable legal risk, even if it makes no attempt to go into production.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  3. WTF? Healbe scampaign reaches $1m thanks to undisclosed contribution from Indiegogo's hardware chief

    In a development that will surprise absolutely no one who has been following our coverage, Moscow-based Healbe’s Indiegogo scampaign for a calorie-counting wristband has finally crossed $1 million in doomed donations. A few minutes later, an anonymous comment was posted on the GoBe's comment page congratulating the company on its achievement...

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  4. By allowing the potato salad project to live on, Kickstarter stoops to Indiegogo's level

    Paul Carr has already tackled the latest crowdfunding debacle, in which a Kickstarter project aimed at funding Zack Brown making some potato salad has raised an inexplicable $10,000. Carr notes how the campaign makes his own crowdfunding efforts "look like a bowl of crap." What he didn't say, in quite so many words, is that the project makes what used to be the premier crowdfunding platform look equally shitty.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. As Healbe's $1.1m Indiegogo scampaign closes, what now for fraudulent crowdfunding?

    A few minutes ago -- midnight Pacific time -- the Indiegogo campaign for miracle calorie-counting wristband, "GoBe," officially ended. Absent any last minute fraud prevention action by PayPal or the major credit card issuers, Moscow-based Healbe is about to receive somewhere in the ballpark of $1,100,000 from users of the crowd-funding platform.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Asurvest thinks it has found a way to protect people from the murky dangers of crowdfunding

    The concept of crowdfunding insurance seems partly ridiculous. My first thought upon hearing about it, was the old Family Guy episode where a salesman tricks Peter Griffin into buying volcano insurance. Just do your research and don’t move next to an active volcano (or back shady crowdfunding campaigns), right?

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Refund demands flood in as Healbe's Indiegogo scampaign enters final days

    For the past two-and-a-half weeks, I've been reporting on serious red flags around Russian-based Healbe and their near-$1m Indiegogo campaign for a watch that can allegedly count the calories in what you eat.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  8. With seven days to go, Indiegogo must explain its fraud checks or suspend Healbe's million dollar scampaign

    Over the past three-weeks I’ve been reporting on serious red flags around Russian-based Healbe and their near-$1m Indiegogo campaign for a watch that can allegedly count the calories in what you eat.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

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