Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

A project in Palo Alto, CA by Pebble Technology

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Pebble is a customizable watch. Download new watchfaces, use sports and fitness apps, get notifications from your phone.
Backers: 68929
Average Pledge Per Backer: $149

Funded: $10,266,846 of $100,000
Dates: Apr 11th -> May 18th (38 days)
Project By: Pebble Technology
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Pebble Smartwatch Shipping To 500 Kickstarter Backers, Starting Today

January 23rd - via:
The Pebble smartwatch will officially begun shipping today, at long last. After a record-shattering Kickstarter campaign, the tidal wave of demand for the device led to delays and production woes. Now, after announcing a hard shipping date at CES 2013 earlier this month, Pebble intends to deliver its little wonder timepiece. (Read More)

The Pebble Kickstarter Gets a Shipping Date

January 18th - via:
How many of you bought into the Pebble Watch Kickstarter last year? At four months late, it isn't as late as some Kickstarters that I've "invested" in, but it is one of the more expensive. Fortunately, we finally know when it'll be shipping! (Read More)

CES 2013: Kickstarter project Pebble smart watch to start shipping finally

January 12th - via:
Remember the Kickstarter project Pebble that took the Internet by storm? CES 2013 was the stage for the creators to announce that after a string of serious delays, the e-paper watch will finally start shipping this month. (Read More)

Do You Back Kickstarter Projects?

January 11th - via:
The crowdfunding site Kickstarter doesn't seem to be slowing down in 2013, and plenty of new projects hit the site every day. So, we want to know, do you back Kickstarter projects? (Read More)

Kickstarter launched 18,000 projects in 2012; 17 raised more than $1 million

January 11th - via:
Kickstarter reports that its 2.2 million members pledged more than $319 million in 2012, up 221 percent from the year before. But more striking, perhaps, is the scale of some of Kickstarter’s latest success stories. While no project had raised $1 million at this time last year, 17 projects passed that mark in 2012. (Read More)

The best startups from CES 2013: Touchscreen routers, electric skateboards, and lots of therapy

January 11th - via:
They weren’t all killer ideas, but the ever-growing presence of consumer tech startups foretells the new shape of CES — and perhaps even the gadget world in general. Major tech companies may not have had many big announcements, but these emerging companies are where the future lies. (Read More)

Record-Breaking Kickstarter Smartwatch Pebble Gets Launch Date

January 10th - via:
The Pebble smartwatch, poster child of the new trend for wrist-worn smartphone companions, has entered mass production and will start shipping on January 23rd. 15,000 units per week will be produced and will initially be sent out to the nearly 70,000 Kickstarter backers who were behind the initial funding for the project.The Pebble project broke Kickstarter funding records, quickly surpassing its $100,000 goal and eventually reaching $10,267,000 in total funds. (Read More)

Kickstarter’s record-setting Pebble smartwatch gets a launch date

January 10th - via:
Pebble’s creators have announced that the much-anticipated item has entered mass production and they will start shipping 15,000 units per week starting on January 23rd to the people who were behind the initial funding for the project. (Read More)

Kickstarter backed Pebble "smartwatch" set to ship in late January

January 10th - via:
The Pebble smartwatch, which enjoyed one of the most successful Kickstarter drives in history, is finally set to reach consumers. (Read More)

Kickstarter record-breaking Pebble smartwatch goes into production

January 10th - via:
"We'll be manufacturing at the top rate of 15,000 Pebbles per week," he said, meaning it will take six to eight weeks to ship products to the project's backers, after which the company will begin fulfilling pre-orders placed via their website. New features announced include a magnetometer for compass-like functions and ambient light sensors, plus an accelerometer so the back-light can be activated by tapping or flicking the wrist. (Read More)

Kickstarter finally takes control of its story — and the Pebble Watch ain’t in it

January 10th - via:
Kickstarter is a notoriously press-shy company. The founders, admirably, prefer the attention go to the projects fundraising on the site and wisely want to avoid the downside of the hype cycle by not encouraging said hype in the first place. But whether Kickstarter welcomed it or not, it was undeniably one of the biggest press stories of last year, playing a central role with two huge trends: The excitement around crowd funding and the resurgence of hardware in Silicon Valley. (Read More)

From Kickstarter to CES, The Pebble Watch Is Finally Here And Shipping Jan. 23

January 9th - via:
For the people who placed the 85,000 pre-orders for the Pebble Watch through its $10 million Kickstarter campaign, the wait will soon be over. CEO Eric Migicovsky announced at CES today that the first watches will ship out on January 23. (Read More)

Pebble Kickstarter Watch Will Start Shipping Jan. 23

January 9th - via:
The Pebble smart watch will start shipping to Kickstarter backers on Jan. 23, 2013. Pebble broke Kickstarter records, raising over $10 million for its smartphone companion watch... (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaigns Reap $319M in 2012

January 9th - via:
While Kickstarter’s hardware projects made headlines in 2012, film and gaming ideas (of both the video and board variety) were the real cash magnets for the crowdfunding site, raising a combined $176 million. (Read More)

Pebble’s smartwatch debuts at CES: shipping to Kickstarter backers Jan. 23

January 9th - via:
It’s been a long road for the Pebble team, despite some initial success. After raising more than $10 million on Kickstarter for its smartwatch, and then facing several months worth of delays, the Pebble finally debuted at a CES press conference this morning (the company’s very first). (Read More)

What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

January 9th - via:
What a year Kickstarter had in 2012. Tim Schafer's Double Fine kicked the crowd-funding website into orbit back in March, raising more than $3 million to make an old-school adventure game. (Read More)

Kickstarter Pebble smartwatch to ship Jan 23

January 9th - via:
Crowdfunding watch has gone from concept to reality and will reach customers' hands in the coming months (Read More)

Kickstarter achieves nearly $320 million in pledges in 2012

January 8th - via:
Kickstarter saw a lot of action in 2012, and there were a ton of funded projects that ended up being a huge hit, the Pebble smartwatch and the OUYA game console just to name a few. Today, the online start-up service released some crazy statistics and figures of 2012, the main number being almost $320 million in pledges during those 12 months. (Read More)

Kickstarter achieves nearly $320 million in pledges in 2012

January 8th - via:
Kickstarter saw a lot of action in 2012, and there were a ton of funded projects that ended up being a huge hit, the Pebble smartwatch and the OUYA game console just to name a few. Today, the online start-up service released some crazy statistics and figures of 2012, the main number being almost $320 million in pledges during those 12 months. (Read More)

If Kickstarter Were A Store, It Might Look Something Like This

January 7th - via:
With 3-D printing, makerspaces, and online forums about how to create hardware, it's never been easier to create a new gadget. And crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter have made it easier than ever to fund a new gadget. But selling a new gadget? (Read More)

Kickstarter Gets Serious: Space Game "Elite" Wins Record $2 Million Funding

January 4th - via:
Though the U.K. edition of crowdfund platform Kickstarter is still brand new, Forbes notes that one project on that platform has shattered some Kickstarter records. The Elite: Dangerous fund, from Cambridge-based gaming company Frontier Developments, asked for £1.25 million (just over $2 million) and successfully reached the fund goal with two days to go. The fund's now rushing toward $2.4 million in its closing hours.Elite, which debuted in 1984, was one of the first and most important pseudo-realistic space games. (Read More)

Pebble Kickstarter Watch Will Be At CES

January 3rd - via:
Pebble, the smartphone-friendly watch that raised over $10 million on Kickstarter -- $500,000 in the first day alone -- will be at CES 2013. (Read More)

The Best Kickstarter Projects In 2012

December 31st - via:
Three years in, has Kickstarter lived up to its promise to disrupt entrepreneurship and artistic patronage? We look at some of the top Kickstarter projects from 2012 to find out. (Read More)

2012: The Year Crowdfunding Was Kickstarted Into The Mainstream

December 31st - via:
There we were, circled around a bachelor party campfire and drunk on keg beer, discussing the viability of using Kickstarter to fund a sex toy startup. (Read More)

Kickstarter funded, Android powered OUYA console ships

December 31st - via:
Developer versions of the OUYA console were dispatched on Friday to the 1,200 people who had signed up and paid $699 for the privilege. The Kickstarter funded, Android powered new console should be arriving at the doors of developers very soon via airmail. (Read More)

17 Million-Dollar Ideas On Kickstarter

December 29th - via:
Kickstarter is a place where entrepreneurs and artists can post ideas and raise money from other users. (Read More)

Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects

December 28th - via:
Crowdfunding site Kickstarter launched in April, 2009, and has revolutionized investment ever since. Through micro-funding, the platform managed to turn the internet into an online hub for raising money in small increments from the general public in support of a cause, product or project. In other words, suddenly, backing startups wasn’t just for venture capitalists, it was for everyman (and woman). (Read More)

Can I Kick It? Yes You Can: Kickstarter Projects and Concepts Best of 2012

December 28th - via:
Half the fun for tech-heads like myself is observing and tracking technologies looming on the horizon. (Read More)

This year on Kickstarter: GigaOM’s top 10 favorite campaigns

December 21st - via:
With more than a dozen projects raising more than $1 million (some in less than a day), 2012 was a banner year for Kickstarter. Here are GigaOM's favorite campaigns from the worlds of connected devices, open-source technology and publishing. (Read More)

84% of the top 50 Kickstarter projects missed their initial shipping date

December 18th - via:
Kickstarter has successfully changed the way that thousands of inventors seek funding for their projects and in some cases, it’s given the average person an avenue to offer feedback and insight on a particular product well before it reaches manufacturing. (Read More)

84% of Kickstarter projects miss their ship dates

December 18th - via:
If you've ever backed a Kickstarter campaign before, you might have been notified of a delay of some sort. Based on the top 50 most-funded projects on (Read More)

Kickstarter without the risk: Grand St. delivers offbeat gadgets you can buy today

December 14th - via:
That’s why Peyton and fellow Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs Joe Lallouz and Aaron Henshaw decided to build a site to curate these kinds of products: Grand St., an online store for "electronics with heart." (Read More)

The State Of Projections

August 2nd - via:
Hello my fellow data addicts. Today I wanted to touch on the progress of the experimental projection cone chart. As some of you may have seen a few weeks ago, I added a tabbed interface to the charts so the experimental charts were a little less top-secret. (Read More)

Gabriel Mizrahi: How to Crowdfund Your Dream

July 5th - via:
Crowdfunding has exploded: With the help of Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the usual friends-and-family panhandling has become a mainstream fundraising strategy. And perhaps no one has taken crowdfunding more seriously than content creators. (Read More)

Why this “stall” on Pebble could be huge…

May 1st - via:
While whipping up some numbers for a fun contest Aaron over at Custora is running against his own Pebble data, I noticed something tonight is very familiar to my eyes. (Read More)

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