GoFundMe.com is a crowdfunding website which says they offer anyone the ability to create their own donation page as a safe, legit way to collect donations for life events, projects, and special causes.
To get started with GoFundMe.com, you simply need to create your donation page to tell the story of what you are collecting money for and why, then share it with your friends and family to start collecting donations.
The page you create will have all the tools necessary to collect donations from either debit or credit cards, and you will be able to track visits to your page and review donor information.
You can crowfund through this website in three different ways. First, if you are collecting money for a charity, you can select Charity Fundraising and the donations received by your site will automatically be deducted on a monthly basis and sent to the charity. More
As we mentioned during our March 8, 2014 show, GoFundMe is just one of a number of sites that offer you the opportunity to raise money for a cause, project or goal. This is not meant as a promotion for any of the sites here including GoFundMe but as a first step in your process of due diligence. From this point on it’s all about what you find to be true about each organization. Good Hunting!
As car companies go, Tesla is still very much wet behind the ears, but in terms of awareness and sales it must be treated very seriously indeed. CEO Elon Musk knows that the future is bright and so is making a big investment — after making it possible for others to make their own investments. The company is taking on an additional $1.8 billion in investments to help gear up for production of the company’s so-called “Gen III” car, the one that’ll come after the (recently delayed) Model X and should be far more affordable than the company’s current Model S.
More noteworthy, though, is a plan to build the world’s greatest battery factory. Dubbed a “gigafactory” by Musk himself, the plan is to build a plant big enough to make more batteries in 2020 than the entire world produced in 2013. That is quite aspirational to say the least, but so is launching a satellite into orbit, and Musk’s SpaceX has done that on numerous occasions. Look for the plant to begin construction sometime in the next year or two and, if all goes according to plan, it’ll be based somewhere in the southwestern US, generating a healthy 6,500 American jobs.
It’s been a busy week here in Barcelona, Spain, at Mobile World Congress, dear readers. Enough phones and tablets and other display-having devices were launched over the past five days to make even the most gadget-hungry enthusiast feel a bit overwhelmed. And, too, came a zillion wearables of various shapes and sizes, tracking all manner of biometrics.
So many devices that I could well and truly spend the entirety of this week’s entry giving you the full rundown. But that’d be a shame, as you see our own Jason Jenkins has already done that for you, rounding up our favorite devices from the show in this handy list that’s just a click away. So, as he’s gone and done that…
Mt. Gox, the embattled Bitcoin exchange, has filed for bankruptcy protection after falling into a state of disarray earlier this month in the wake of a security lapse that led to fraudulent withdrawals.
The exchange’s CEO, Mark Karpeles, announced the news in Tokyo on Friday, saying that Mt. Gox lost nearly 750,000 customer bitcoins, as well as 100,000 of the exchange’s own bitcoins. The total number of lost bitcoins translates to nearly $500 million at the current exchange rate, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
At the Tokyo press conference, Karpeles expressed contrition about Mt. Gox’s crash, and sought to separate that development from the larger Bitcoin movement. “First of all, I’m very sorry,” he said, according to Reuters. “The bitcoin industry is healthy and it is growing. It will continue, and reducing the impact is the most important point.”
In response to a recent request for help, Ed Rudel outlined some of the ways you can change your Start Menu to look just Windows 7 but benefit from all the improvements under the hood in Windows 8.1.
I think it would be best solution would be to configure Windows 8 to boot into the Desktop mode. The Windows 8.1 update allows for this. Then I would download and install one of several programs that were created specifically to make Windows 8 look and feel like Windows 7. These utilities are: Classic Startor Skip Metro Suite. The Classic Start can be installed from Ninite.com (bottom right side of the site) and Skip Metro from winaero.com
This is a Leo Laporte Twit videothat describes this procedure. As usual, it is 20 minutes long and has lots of overhead and not enough details but it make you feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Classic Shellis described in this Category 5 video (less bantering)
Existing SkyDrive customers don’t have to do anything to move to OneDrive; their files are already in OneDrive and can be accessed by logging into www.onedrive.com with their existing SkyDrive credentials. Updated OneDrive apps for Windows Phone, Android phones and iPhones are available for download in their respective stores.
SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah judge on Wednesday blocked TV streaming company Aereo Inc. from operating in several Western states, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a related case in April.
Broadcasters have argued Aereo is stealing TV signals without paying. Aereo says the tiny antennas it uses to capture signals before relaying them over the Internet should be treated the same as antennas that people use to pull TV signals for free.
District Judge Dale Kimball, who ruled Wednesday, argued that Aereo’s retransmission of video signals is “indistinguishable from a cable company.” He said that if Aereo continued to do business, it would damage broadcasters’ ability to negotiate with legitimate licensees, siphon viewers away from their websites and subject them to potential piracy.