Articles tagged “kickstarter”

The Smart Travel Jacket That Has Raised $7.2 Million and Counting on Kickstarter

The Smart Travel Jacket That Has Raised $7.2 Million and Counting on Kickstarter

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Baubax Travel Jacket is the modern-day equivalent of the geeky pen holder/pocket protector and shows how freaked out a lot of people are about the stress of the airport and passenger experience. Warning: Don't give a romantic hug as a sendoff at the airport to someone wearing one of these contraptions. You might puncture something.

4 years ago

What the Airbnb Squatter Says About the Sharing Economy

What the Airbnb Squatter Says About the Sharing Economy

Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle

The systems put in place by sharing economy companies work the vast majority of the time, but when they don't the participants don't always have the tools they need to fix the problems that arise.

5 years ago

Kickstarter Was Hacked and Customer Information Compromised

Kickstarter Was Hacked and Customer Information Compromised

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Getting hacked unfortunately is almost the new normal. Why do companies that are hacked always say after the fact that they are strengthening security procedures? This has to be an extremely high priority for all e-commerce companies NOW. Otherwise your reputation and business is at risk.

5 years ago

The Cute Armrest Band that May Help Get a Snooze in Coach

The Cute Armrest Band that May Help Get a Snooze in Coach

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airline seats in coach are getting ever-more cramped as carriers leave the legroom to passengers purchasing higher-fare tickets. Anything that would make long-haul flights more comfortable to non-elite flyers would almost be like manna from heaven.

6 years ago

Ten travel-related projects on Kickstarter worth looking at

Ten travel-related projects on Kickstarter worth looking at

Rafat Ali, Skift

Travel innovation is everywhere, just don't look for it exclusively in travel startup or tech world.

6 years ago

The Kickstarter project that is trying to turn Times Square into an art exhibit

The Kickstarter project that is trying to turn Times Square into an art exhibit

Samantha Shankman , Skift

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world and few tourists visit without a trip to Times Square so any long-term transformation of the space has the potential to boost tourism to unprecedented heights.

7 years ago

Literary travel magazine Nowhere gets funded on Kickstarter for digital redesign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

While individual travel bloggers won’t have much luck putting their next trip on Kickstarter, projects such as Nowhere and this Bhutan documentary may be paving the way for more established and well-organized travel projects to get funded.

7 years ago