Crowdfunding is a form of financing used to implement business ideas, products or projects.
This call for financial participation usually takes place via the Internet. Supporters receive a non-financial trade-off, such as a copy of the project's results. This is different from so-called "crowdinvesting," where the sponsors benefit financially if the project is a success.
Board games are increasingly popular not only among teenagers but also adults. As the market continues to grow each year, more board game bars are opening in big cities and a number of independent companies are thriving.
Strapped for cash, Greece's is turning to taxpayers for donations. Greece wants to bolster its ailing naval defenses against Turkey, and buy new, state-of-the-art frigates. The scheme is unprecedented and it has given rise to great debate. As Anthee Carassava reports, many Greeks are refusing to pitch in, saying any donation would be a waste of money for a country in dire financial straits.
Pakistan's new government, headed by PM Imran Khan, is urging the expat community to donate generously to a dam fund. But the crowdfunding drive has so far attracted more criticism than donations. Haroon Janjua reports.