The Madeleine Brand Show for July 12, 2012

Tech Update with John Moe: Yahoo's bad day and a $4 million Kickstarter

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A Kickstarter for OUYA, a $99 Android-based video game console, has raised more than $4 million since it was posted.

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins the show to talk about the latest news in the tech world.

Yahoo had some bad news to share at their shareholders meeting today. Hackers claimed to have stolen with the passwords and usernames of 450,000 accounts. The hackers claim they mean no harm — other than stealing and posting private information — and are trying to issue a wake up call to Yahoo to improve its bad security.

Kickstarter might not be just for indie films and art projects anymore. Ouya, a new video game console, set a goal of $950,000 in 30 days to launch a competitor to Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's XBox. Within a week, Ouya has already raised over $4 million.

Guest:

John Moe, is the host of the Marketplace Tech Report, which airs every weekday at 7 p.m. on KPCC.


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