March 14, 2015

The Apple Watch event likely caused a spike in Pebble Kickstarter backers

Pebble Time quickly asserted itself as a monster earlier this month when it became the most successful Kickstarter project ever. Now it looks like even after that record was broken, Pebble's funding continued to soar — and that's partly due to the March 9th Apple event.

TechCrunch points out that Pebble's funding rate per hour increased drastically on the day of and the day after Apple's MacBook and Apple Watch announcement. On the Sunday before the event, the Pebble Time Kickstarter was raking in around $6,000 per hour. The day of, that number rose to $10,000 per hour, and finally, it capped out at $16,000 per hour on March 10th.

Read more...  http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/14/8215611/pebble-kickstarter-apple-watch-event

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