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.