Last November we brought out a crowd-funding related expansion of Forevergeek.com, it was the Forevergeek Kickstarter Store and a place where we catalogued successfully Kickstarter funded products in the geek sub-cultures. This summer we decided to take the store and re-brand it with its own name and website as well as begin reporting news on all crowd funding projects and developments within geek culture and so you have Stiqblox.com!
We have moved all the products from the old store over and will continue adding to it each week, we already have over 500 products listed there now! Stiqblox will also be reporting on new crowd-funded gadgets, games, tech and other products in the geekosphere and we are now including campaigns from IndieGoGo too.
We will be interviewing prominent creators and have already interviewed Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaiergames.com who is quickly becoming a name in the crowd-funding industry after successfully funding two board games on Kickstarter as well as writing his own free resources on how to launch a successful campaign.
We also recently interviewed Benjamin Anderson who raked in over 1,000% of the funding target for his tutorial book on coding in Game Maker Studio.
We have many more interviews lined up along with daily news from the crowd-funding industry and best project picks from Kickstarter and IndieGoGo!
Last month Splashpress Media acquired the social news publication SocialNewsDaily.com.
Social News Daily is the first media reporting website that focuses 100% on social media platforms and news created and supported by social networks.
The site was established by a group of veteran media bloggers James Kosour, Dusten Carlson, Kim LaCapria and Dan Evon and in the last 2 years they have built the site into a premium source for all social media news covering breaking news and trending topics from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and all other major social platforms. Several of the founders such as Dan and Dusten have stayed on while the others have moved on to new ventures.
We are excited to have Social News Daily in the Splashpress Media network and will be looking to grow the site throughout 2014 and beyond.
Splashpress Media has acquired the InstaDash a Pinterest styled dashboard site for your Instagram account.
InstaDash was created by Arno Smit and Marcus Johanson back in 2012 (when Instagram had no web based app) in under 12 hours at a hack event in Stockholm, Sweden. The app has since then been featured on TheNextWeb, New-Startups and Tnooz.
If you are looking for more Instagram related sites then please visit our Instagram photo challenges site Instachallenges.com and put your snapping skills to the test!
The layout of the store is exactly the same as the Forevergeek Kickstarter Store and the same functions including:
Over 200 products and counting
User product reviews
The store is handled by Brian Meyer, those of you who follow Applegazette.com will know him as the ‘how to’ guru there. He is picking out the best Kickstarted Apple products each week to add to the store along with choosing the best ones for the featured and his editor’s pick of the week slots as well as the weekly newsletter to followers.
If you have an Apple product that was funded via Kickstarter and would like to see it listed here or if you just have a tip on one that you know of then please contact us here with details:
Also if you have currently have a Kickstarter campaign in progress and would like to talk to us about assistance with promotion & marketing and about having your product added to the store if you meet your goals then do reach out to us as we would love to hear from you!
2013 is drawing to a close and from everyone at Splashpress Media we’d like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year and prosperous 2014! Before we all sign off for celebrations though we’d like to review some of the highlight stories from the year from across our network:
2013 was the year that Yahoo went on a spending spree first buying Alike and then later in summer cutting a check for a cool 1.1 billion USD for Tumblr.
NSA hacking and spying that has been going on for years revealed by Edward Snowden in a Guardian exclusive, more details are still being revealed every week at the time of writing this post.
Google Glass released in limited numbers for testers and quickly becomes a hit.
iPhone 5S & 5C released after iOS7 is rolled out with major design changes to the iOS
The Forevergeek Kickstarter Store is released – an online store and catalogue of all geek related Kickstarter funded products.
The Xbox One and PS4 within a week of each other and each claiming to have sold millions within days of launch.
Paul Walker of the Fast and Furious movie series is killed in a high speed car accident while returning with a friend from a charity event.
We released a writers resource area at Freelancewritinggigs.com with tips and tools for both beginner and experienced freelance writers headed by and old FWJ hand Jodee Redmond.