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Crowdsourced tech: Photos of the 16 biggest campaigns

1. Ubuntu Edge : $12,814,216 (40%) : Indiegogo

With sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the masses can fund the next big thing in tech. Here are the projects have raised the most enthusiasm, and money.

Raising more than $12 million is impressive. Unfortunately, it wasn't near enough (imagine that) to bring to fruition the Ubuntu's phone concept, which needed $32 million to meet its Indiegogo goal.

Also see:Photos: Crowdfunded tech projects that are changing the world

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By Erin Carson

Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.