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Fwd: Updates from ‘Ubuntu Edge’

Jan Bongaerts
Exciting to see they're getting their first corporate backing from Bloomberg.
I'm hoping it gives the campaign the necessary boost to get more support.

If you're still sitting on the fence and not usre if this project deserves your backing, have a look at the site again. There are new perks since their launch, and it might just be something for you.

Regards,
Jan.

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From: Ubuntu Edge via Indiegogo <[hidden email]>
Date: 7 August 2013 23:05
Subject: Updates from ‘Ubuntu Edge’
To: [hidden email]


indiegogo
You’ve Received a Campaign Update!


Hello [hidden email],

Here’s an update for you from the Ubuntu Edge’ team:

1 new Announcement:

Bloomberg bets big on the Ubuntu Edge

The record-breaking Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign has its first major corporate backer, Bloomberg LP.

Bloomberg, the financial information, analytics and news leader, pledged $80,000 towards the campaign in exchange for the Enterprise 100 perk, which includes a batch of 100 Ubuntu Edge devices and access to a range of Canonical workshops and technical support bringing Ubuntu for Android into the workplace.

"Bloomberg supports open innovation and initiatives, such as Ubuntu Edge, that align with our software development and business priorities," said Shawn Edwards, Chief Technology Officer at Bloomberg LP. "With this investment, Bloomberg developers will contribute to an open technology initiative that could benefit our clients and have a powerful impact on the future of mobile computing."

"Bloomberg's developers are already designing and building software for advanced devices because our clients demand a seamless experience from the desktop to the mobile platform," said Justin Erenkrantz, Head of Web Architecture, a division of Bloomberg LP's CTO Office. "Ubuntu's goal to offer a single-device solution for enterprise convergence and mobility is an exciting prospect and one that complements our vision for open development on the mobile platform."

The Ubuntu Edge campaign has already exceeded crowdfunding records -- it raised $2 million in the first eight hours -- and support from such a high-profile company is a boost for us and other backers looking to get their hands on the world’s first truly converged computing device.

The Ubuntu Edge will enter production for delivery in May 2014, if $32 million is raised before 11:59pm PT on August 21. It’s available exclusively via Indiegogo, and won’t be available to buy at retail. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge


Visit the ‘Ubuntu Edge’ campaign.

Comment on or view this announcement here.

Respond directly to the campaign owner here.

Help spread the word about the campaign!

[hidden email]

Note: To stop receiving updates from Ubuntu Edge, click here.

You can also unsubscribe from all recurring Indiegogo emails in your account settings.

Sincerely,
The Indiegogo Team





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Re: Fwd: Updates from ‘Ubuntu Edge’

Jurgentje
I would really like to see this happen... but to be honest... I think this is basically a big marketing stunt. Setting 32 million USD as starting requirement and having such a steep deadline is almost guaranteed to not happen. This is a too big target to reach with crowdfunding.

If you want to gather this kind of money, crowdsourcing is not the way to go/start. You need to find corporate investors first (at least for 50% of the goal), and then go advertise it. So yeah, they collected over 8,000,000 - that's a record. But it's nothing if it's not gonna happen (unless they have some hidden million dollar sponsors out there waiting for the last minute, just to hype it).

Grtz,
Jurgen.

On 08-08-13 08:19, Jan Bongaerts wrote:
Exciting to see they're getting their first corporate backing from Bloomberg.
I'm hoping it gives the campaign the necessary boost to get more support.

If you're still sitting on the fence and not usre if this project deserves your backing, have a look at the site again. There are new perks since their launch, and it might just be something for you.

Regards,
Jan.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ubuntu Edge via Indiegogo <[hidden email]>
Date: 7 August 2013 23:05
Subject: Updates from ‘Ubuntu Edge’
To: [hidden email]


indiegogo
You’ve Received a Campaign Update!


Hello [hidden email],

Here’s an update for you from the Ubuntu Edge’ team:

1 new Announcement:

Bloomberg bets big on the Ubuntu Edge

The record-breaking Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign has its first major corporate backer, Bloomberg LP.

Bloomberg, the financial information, analytics and news leader, pledged $80,000 towards the campaign in exchange for the Enterprise 100 perk, which includes a batch of 100 Ubuntu Edge devices and access to a range of Canonical workshops and technical support bringing Ubuntu for Android into the workplace.

"Bloomberg supports open innovation and initiatives, such as Ubuntu Edge, that align with our software development and business priorities," said Shawn Edwards, Chief Technology Officer at Bloomberg LP. "With this investment, Bloomberg developers will contribute to an open technology initiative that could benefit our clients and have a powerful impact on the future of mobile computing."

"Bloomberg's developers are already designing and building software for advanced devices because our clients demand a seamless experience from the desktop to the mobile platform," said Justin Erenkrantz, Head of Web Architecture, a division of Bloomberg LP's CTO Office. "Ubuntu's goal to offer a single-device solution for enterprise convergence and mobility is an exciting prospect and one that complements our vision for open development on the mobile platform."

The Ubuntu Edge campaign has already exceeded crowdfunding records -- it raised $2 million in the first eight hours -- and support from such a high-profile company is a boost for us and other backers looking to get their hands on the world’s first truly converged computing device.

The Ubuntu Edge will enter production for delivery in May 2014, if $32 million is raised before 11:59pm PT on August 21. It’s available exclusively via Indiegogo, and won’t be available to buy at retail. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge


Visit the ‘Ubuntu Edge’ campaign.

Comment on or view this announcement here.

Respond directly to the campaign owner here.

Help spread the word about the campaign!

[hidden email]

Note: To stop receiving updates from Ubuntu Edge, click here.

You can also unsubscribe from all recurring Indiegogo emails in your account settings.

Sincerely,
The Indiegogo Team





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Re: Fwd: Updates from ‘Ubuntu Edge’

Nic De Muyer
On the contrary: I think the idea behind this approach (starting with crowdfunding) is to figure out how much interest/demand there is for it.
Especially since the product they want to throw on the market is essentially already there, just not in this form.  (a concept I really like btw)

If it turns out a lot of people are willing to invest in the technology, it is an indicator to corporate investors if it will be worth their money and effort to support it.
(also, if the goal isn' t reached, I'm pretty sure Canonical will surplus the necessary funds anyway)

Anyway, as Jan already pointed out, apparently there is already enough crowdfunding for Bloomberg to see its potential, and with their boost (both money and their reputation), I'm guessing (or hoping) it will convince the big spenders (errr, investors).

Let's wait and see.

Kr,
Nic

On 08-08-13 10:52, Jurgen Gaeremyn wrote:
I would really like to see this happen... but to be honest... I think this is basically a big marketing stunt. Setting 32 million USD as starting requirement and having such a steep deadline is almost guaranteed to not happen. This is a too big target to reach with crowdfunding.

If you want to gather this kind of money, crowdsourcing is not the way to go/start. You need to find corporate investors first (at least for 50% of the goal), and then go advertise it. So yeah, they collected over 8,000,000 - that's a record. But it's nothing if it's not gonna happen (unless they have some hidden million dollar sponsors out there waiting for the last minute, just to hype it).

Grtz,
Jurgen.

On 08-08-13 08:19, Jan Bongaerts wrote:
Exciting to see they're getting their first corporate backing from Bloomberg.
I'm hoping it gives the campaign the necessary boost to get more support.

If you're still sitting on the fence and not usre if this project deserves your backing, have a look at the site again. There are new perks since their launch, and it might just be something for you.

Regards,
Jan.



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Re: Fwd: Updates from =?utf-8?Q?=E2=80=98?=Ubuntu Edge ’

Bart VAN LOOSVELDT [privé]
How many people actually use Ubuntu? How many people use another distro?
If for each distro there is a call for money...
A Linux device is nice but ICT-people have already other devices to monitor in the 'BYOD-era' too.
I wish not to limit the number of OS perhaps a generic device with a distro to a personal like is more appealing.


Op Thu Aug 08 2013 11:20:38 GMT+0200 (CEST), schreef Nic De Muyer <[hidden email]>:

On the contrary: I think the idea behind this approach (starting with crowdfunding) is to figure out how much interest/demand there is for it.
Especially since the product they want to throw on the market is essentially already there, just not in this form.  (a concept I really like btw)

If it turns out a lot of people are willing to invest in the technology, it is an indicator to corporate investors if it will be worth their money and effort to support it.
(also, if the goal isn' t reached, I'm pretty sure Canonical will surplus the necessary funds anyway)

Anyway, as Jan already pointed out, apparently there is already enough crowdfunding for Bloomberg to see its potential, and with their boost (both money and their reputation), I'm guessing (or hoping) it will convince the big spenders (errr, investors).

Let's wait and see.

Kr,
Nic

On 08-08-13 10:52, Jurgen Gaeremyn wrote:
I would really like to see this happen... but to be honest... I think this is basically a big marketing stunt. Setting 32 million USD as starting requirement and having such a steep deadline is almost guaranteed to not happen. This is a too big target to reach with crowdfunding.

If you want to gather this kind of money, crowdsourcing is not the way to go/start. You need to find corporate investors first (at least for 50% of the goal), and then go advertise it. So yeah, they collected over 8,000,000 - that's a record. But it's nothing if it's not gonna happen (unless they have some hidden million dollar sponsors out there waiting for the last minute, just to hype it).

Grtz,
Jurgen.

On 08-08-13 08:19, Jan Bongaerts wrote:
Exciting to see they're getting their first corporate backing from Bloomberg.
I'm hoping it gives the campaign the necessary boost to get more support.

If you're still sitting on the fence and not usre if this project deserves your backing, have a look at the site again. There are new perks since their launch, and it might just be something for you.

Regards,
Jan.



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