With more than a dozen projects raising more than $1 million (some in less than a day), 2012 was a banner year for Kickstarter. Here are GigaOM’s favorite campaigns from the worlds of connected devices, open-source technology and publishing.



Goal: $50,000
Amount pledged: $140, 201

Many of us at GigaOM have a special connection to this Kickstarter project because it was co-founded by Bobbie Johnson, GigaOM’s former European editor. But even aside from our personal interest, we think it’s a project worth noting.  MATTER’s focus is on long-form, reported stories about science and technology. But unlike most digital news sites that publish a lot of shallow content, Matter only publishes one, in-depth story each week on a bigger issue. Each story is available online for 99 cents and downloadable as a Kindle Single.

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  1. Love kickstarter. Cant wait till we see some traction with the Jobs Act next year. :)

  2. Hello Ki Mae, can you please check out my project ELECTRO PONG on Kickstarter. Thanks in advance! Juan Acevedo


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