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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2289417/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-breaks-usd102m-crowdfunding-record
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"When we started this campaign three weeks ago, we hoped it would resonate with our community. So, to break the world record for a crowdfunding campaign is absolutely mind-blowing," said Canonical CEO Jane Silber.

"We felt that innovation had substantially slowed down in the mobile industry, so [we] wanted to address this. We're still astonished by the generosity of our community and will continue to do all we can to make the Ubuntu Edge a reality."

Amazing. Simply amazing.
They keep breaking record, after record, after record.

There's just no stopping them. wheee.gif
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However, it's ONLY $10M after 25 days. They MUST reach $32M in 6 days or the project will not get funded. If they don't make it, that will certainly hurt them.


Then again Shuttleworth could step in and fund the rest with his personal money.
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However, it's ONLY $10M after 25 days. They MUST reach $32M in 6 days or the project will not get funded.

Not a problem.

Every major news outlet is running this story and will be for the rest of the week. The amount of publicity and exposure they're about to get is staggering.
They'll snatch that money up in no time.
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Pretty amazing reaching that. Hoping it reaches its goal, but I don't see it really happening redface.gif
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I'm going to be very very sad, and possible close to crying if they don't reach their goal. I really want this phone. tongue.gif
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They'll snatch that money up in no time.

I don't think so.
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However, it's ONLY $10M after 25 days. They MUST reach $32M in 6 days or the project will not get funded. If they don't make it, that will certainly hurt them.
I've found it highly unlikely that they can reach their [way too ambitious] goal right from the start.
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Very nice.
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Shuttleworth will be paying for most of the project out of his pocket. We already figured that. Even if they do somehow reach 32M, he'll be paying out of his pocket.
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Shuttleworth will be paying for most of the project out of his pocket. We already figured that. Even if they do somehow reach 32M, he'll be paying out of his pocket.

When did he say that?
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