Friday, August 9, 2013

Crowdfunded Ubuntu Phone Will Be A Big Success, Even If It Never Happens (forbes.com)

Another day, another healthy dose of press attention for the Ubuntu Edge. This non-existent smartphone is still just a glint in the eye of its originator, billionaire and Forbes disruptor Mark Shuttleworth, but it’s back in the headlines after receiving an $80,000 crowdfunding investment from Bloomberg . (Yes, the financial news company — who’d have guessed it?) The handset has also just had a price drop, down to $695 per unit for all future campaign backers, which hasn’t hurt its exposure either.

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