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Crowdfunding

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Bay Area Tech Set Uses Social Media Apps To Crowdfund Dream Parties

The Bay Area tech set is using social media apps and services to help pay for their dream parties this New Year Eve.

12/31/2013

Money

Crowdfunding Helping Holiday Giving Around Bay Area

You may want to do some holiday giving this year to support a local food bank, or a global charity. Or maybe you’re inspired to help a single individual fighting cancer, or an Entrepreneur trying to get an idea off the ground. All is possible with crowdfunding.

12/26/2013

Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Neighborhood Uses Crowdfunding To Pay For Private Guards

Fed up with rising crime, residents of Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood have turned to online donations to pay for private security guards.

10/04/2013

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Turns To Social Media To Raise Money For Scholarships

Putting a technological spin on the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, the University of California launched a campaign on Wednesday to harness the power of social media to raise money for student scholarships.

09/18/2013

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ConsumerWatch: More Patients Use Crowdfunding To Pay Medical Bills

It started as a way for new businesses and artists to raise money to get their projects off the ground. Now crowdfunding is being used by medical patients to pay for their expenses.

03/01/2013