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Plug: the brain of your devices

A project in Newark, DE by The CGC team

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Plug makes your computer bigger. Make your devices one. Keep your content private. Meet instant file sending.
Backers: 12840
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $1,229,074 of $69,000
Dates: Jul 10th -> Sep 8th (60 days)
Project By: The CGC team
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Latest News

Lima Finally Ships Its Dropbox Alternative To Its Kickstarter Backers, Sort Of

July 21st - via:
It’s been a long time coming. French startup Lima is shipping its device to its 12,840 Kickstarter backers two years after raising $1.2 million on the crowdfunding platform. This showcases the long and windy road for many hardware startups that launch a crowdfunding campaign too early. (Read More)

Between Kickstarter’s frauds and phenoms live long-delayed projects

June 26th - via:
Despite its complications, crowdsourcing enables diverse creators, outperforms VC funding. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Mailbox: BuddyGuard Home Security, Brease Personal Cloud Storage & Mellow Electric Skateboard

May 17th - via:
A few years back a promising digital storage concept was crowdfunded on Kickstarter called Lima, but years later most backers have nothing to show for supporting a concept that did not have a working prototype. Now there is Brease, a simple cloud storage device that you control and manage on your own network. (Read More)

Kickstarter-funded file-storage gadget Lima lands $2.5M

June 4th - via:
Sure, Kickstarter is filled with all sorts or trinkets and projects that will never see the light of day even if they reach their goals. But there are also useful projects for your digital needs that are so good they end up raising a whole $2.5 million as a first real institutional round. We’re talking about Lima, a little device that stores all of your mobile device’s content. (Read More)

One million thanks

August 23rd - via:
Hey everybody, Words fail us. You are awesome. We can't even publish updates fast enough.Our 1 million stretch goal has been reached! All backers will now be able to select if they want to receive their Lima device in White, in Pink, in Violet, in... (Read More)

(Second and) Third stretch goal reached!

August 16th - via:
Wow! That was amazing! We've already reached our $900k stretch goal! This comes less than two weeks after reaching our $750k stretch goal -- which we didn't announce because we were in the middle of our name-changing process. Here it goes: All... (Read More)

A surprise for you

August 15th - via:
Hi all, Thanks a lot for all the support you've shown us since the last update!It really warms the heart to see how much people joined in to make Lima a reality. We're working day and night on polishing the product and on planning the production of... (Read More)

Plug becomes "Lima"

August 6th - via:
Hello everybody, We have important news for you. In response to a legal claim, we have decided to change the name of our project to "Lima". There's nothing to worry about: the campaign will continue normally and this modification will be completely... (Read More)

First stretch goal reached!

July 24th - via:
Great news, We've reached the $600k stretch goal! All backers will now be able to select if they want to receive their Plug device in Green or in Black (or, for early birds, in Blue). We'll ask you by e-mail, right after the end of the campaign. If... (Read More)

Half a million thanks (+stretch goals!)

July 20th - via:
Hi there, Half a million thanks!We'll never thank you enough for being part of the Plug adventure with us. This Kickstarter campaign has been a tremendous experience so far, and we'd like to pursue it as long as possible with you. Since last week,... (Read More)

5 days, we're sold out - You're awesome!

July 14th - via:
Hello everybody, There’s something we’re burning to say for one week. We can’t say it enough: “THANK YOU!”Your support has been incredible. So much that we’ve been overwhelmed by how many Plug devices have gone since last week. We can’t... (Read More)

Cloud Guys ‘Plug’ Lets You Setup Your Own Local Private Cloud for All Devices

July 13th - via:
For a number of good reasons, "cloud storage" is all the rage. Being able to store your data online in order to access it virtually anywhere is the epitome of convenience. However, it does carry with it a couple of important downsides. While it's unlikely for a service like Dropbox, Google Drive or SkyDrive to go down, it's always a risk. And with all of the Prism / NSA goingson lately, it's become clear that if the government wanted, it could likely get to your data with relative ease. (Read More)

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