Yesterday Kickstarter announced the results of a self-diagnosis with simplified rules and the new "Launch Now" option. Rules have been boiled down to three and that's removed restrictions on certain kinds of project such as bath and beauty and some forms of software. Launch Now is an algorithmic filter that identifies projects that are ready to launch without having to wait for a Kickstarter review putting a bit more scheduling power in the hands of crowdfunders. Kickstarter's New Rules Kickstarter's announcement includes the new rules in brief: Projects must create something to share with others. Projects must be honest and...

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