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Apple Kills a Kickstarter Project

Nerdfest (867930) writes | about 2 years ago

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Nerdfest (867930) writes "Venturebeat is reporting that:

Edison Junior, the technology and design lab behind the POP portable power station, is returning the full $139,170 in funding it received from Kickstarter backers to develop the device. Unfortunately, Apple has refused to give the project permission to license the Lightning charger in a device that includes multiple charging options.

“We are pissed,” Edison Junior CEO Jamie Siminoff told me on the phone today. “I think they are being a bunch of assholes, and I think they’re hurting their customers.”"

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It was a scam (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42358289)

He's used the cancellation to handle refunds through his own crowd-sourcing service, you gotta wonder about the true reason for cancelling. The claim that it's about an additional cable or adapter would ruin the product is rubbish, the product has a way to plug in additional cables. So I call BS

He's using the free press and publicity generated by this story of cancelling a project to advertise his own crowd sourcing service. Scam pure and simple

Still, it'll get the apple haters and page views if it makes the front page, which I sincerely hope it doesn't.

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