The open-source Ouya console has thus far raised more than $4 million (£2.5 million) on Kickstarter - that's an unprecedented figure for the crowd-funding site and nearly five times Ouya's goal. Its creators are hoping to re-invigorate development for the console market by encouraging "innovation, experimentation, and creativity." That's all well and good, but will it translate into a viable business model?
Traders on a popular Chinese online market place are purporting to have the iPhone 5 available for pre-order. The news comes concurrent with a new photo leak and 'confirmation' that Apple will officially announce the device on 7 August. Previous reports have suggested that the hotly anticipated device will be released in September.
Not satisfied with over one billion downloads of Angry Birds thus far, Finnish game developer Rovio has launched a new title. Amazing Alex, a rebranded version of the independently developed Casey's Contraptions, shot to the top of the US Apple App Store in just eight hours. The physics-based puzzle game has a hard act to follow, but it's poised for success nonetheless.
Social news sharing site Digg has been acquired for $500,000 (£324,000) and an equity stake in Betaworks. Once a leader among content-sharing sites, it peaked in 2008 with a valuation of up to $200 million (£130 million). But the site has found itself increasingly irrelevant following a series of unsuccessful redesigns and functionality changes.
Qatar Airways has shown off impressive Thales-developed, Android-powered in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions onboard its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The Qatar Airways 787 has two classes, economy and business, which boast Thales' TopSeries Avant 10in and 17in touchscreen IEFCs, respectively.