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Exploding Kittens raised a whopping $8.7 million on Kickstarter



After 30 days of funding, Exploding Kittens, a simple card game that sought a mere $10,000 on Kickstarter, raised a flabbergasting total of $8,782,571

Created by comic artist Matthew Inman, as well as Elan Lee and Shane Small, the game likely owes a lot of its popularity to Inman’s charisma, who also led a successful crowdfunding campaign to rebuild a Nikola Tesla museum in 2012

Still, its success is unprecedented. The game raised 87,825% more funds than it sought. With 219,382 backers, it…

This is #BizChats: Cultivating success from intern to executive



For the past several months, you may have seen a series of articles promoting business-focused Twitter chats about an variety of topics like: Freelance, finances, job hunting, resume and cover letter revamping and more

Every business has a myriad of facets. Every professional, whether an intern or an executive, runs into obstacles every once in a while. There’s no one-skill-fits-all formula to achieve success. Although…

10 romantic Drake valentines to take home with you



There’s no doubt that Drake’s sensitive side is key to his romantic success, especially on or near Valentine’s Day

And nowhere do his emotions burn hotter than in his lyrics, from the heart-achingly romantic to the unapologetically carnal.

Let Drake woo you home with his most romantic lines.

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Pebble CEO talks new products, software and broader plans for 2015



Pebble was one of the earliest players in the smartwatch space, going from Kickstarter success story to shipping over 1 million devices in just under three years.

Being first doesn’t guarantee success. Pebble now faces stiff competition in the smartwatch space from Samsung, LG, Motorola and soon Apple.

But as the world prepares for the launch of the Apple Watch, Pebble isn’t standing still. The company has…

3 simple tips for winning the hearts of an online community



This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.

We often hear that success in social media lies in empowering consumers to create content about your brand.

But as marketers, we typically view giving up control as incredibly risky. What if someone says something bad about my brand? How will we recover from that?

Fortunately, you…

TV’s Twitter MVPs of 2014



It’s been a great year for TV lovers on Twitter

This year more than ever, die-hard TV fans who help their favorite shows RT and favorite their way into trending topics have seen networks embrace the hunger for interaction and deliver closer connections to the programs they love.

SEE ALSO: 18 new shows we can’t wait to see in 2015

At least, that’s what Andrew Adashek, the head of TV at Twitter, has seen, and, he tells Mashable, he couldn’t be happier about it

With 2015 already underway in…

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Spider-Man may appear in ‘Captain America 3,’ but not with Andrew Garfield



Despite their public protestations to the contrary, it looks like Sony is working with licensing Spider-man to Disney for use in Marvel’s Captain America 3. Just not with Andrew Garfield in the spidey-suit.

The widely-rumored revelation comes from the email inbox of Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, part of an unprecedented hack last month with new details continuing to leak out every day.

The Amazing…

Drumroll, please: The Top 10 YouTube videos of 2014



Of the hundreds of viral videos you shared with friends this year, it’s likely these 10 made your list.

While brands like Budweiser and Nike won big with viral success, borderline insane pranks came out on top.

See which videos ruled the Internet with YouTube’s list of the top 10 viral videos of 2014 (as measured by “views, shares, comments, likes and more”).

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Rebecca Minkoff and Gilt founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson on building style empires



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Rebecca Minkoff — Designer and co-founder, Rebecca Minkoff

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At age 18, Rebecca Minkoff, inspired by her experience in her high school’s costume department, moved to New York City with a dream: To make it in the fashion world. Minkoff interned and took styling side jobs, launching her own company in 2001 with only $10,000 in savings. On the brink of running out of cash, Minkoff used her nearly-depleted funds to design a bag for Jenna Elfman in 2005….

5 advisers to avoid when launching a startup



When you are launching a business, you will hear countless bits of advice and opinions. Mention that you are building a startup, and everyone (from your roommate’s boyfriend to the person you just met at the coffee shop) has some idea about how you can make millions and get acquired by Facebook

The success of any new business often hinges on getting the right advice from people who have been there before. However, not all advice is worth listening to. Much is out of date, out of context or…