VCs, celebrities and athletes are writing a new LA story to bring women’s soccer to the city

When Upfront Ventures partner Kara Nortman first met Natalie Portman a few years ago to talk about ways their nonprofit organizations All Raise and Time’s Up could collaborate, she never realize

Seven years later, the OUYA is dead for real

Remember the OUYA? As a cheap Android-powered game console, it was pitched as being able to “open the last closed platform: the TV.” It was one of the first huge Kickstarter campaigns, rai

Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back

CrunchWeek: Twitter Soap Opera, Uber Valuation, and Ouya Gets Bought

It’s time for CrunchWeek again! What a week it was. The Twitter soap opera continues with earnings, no new CEO, hashtags and more. Uber keeps raising money until we lose count. Ouya gets put out

Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouya’s Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal

After raising funds at a $1 billion valuation, gaming company Razer has confirmed its first acquisition. It has bought the software assets of Ouya; and it has acqui-hired the company’s techn

Android Game Console Maker Ouya In Talks To Be Acquired By Razer

We’re hearing that Razer, which creates laptops and other gaming hardware, is in the process of acquiring Kickstarter-backed Android console maker Ouya. TechCrunch couldn’t learn the terms of the

The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem

In the past six years crowdfunding has become a popular, if not the most popular, form of financing for hardware startups, potato salad distractions notwithstanding. Over the years we’ve seen a vari

OUYA One Year Later: 840 Games, 36K Developers, And A New Console In The Works

Since launch, OUYA has continued to grow its user base, thanks to sales and distribution both in-store and online. The startup has expanded the number of locations in which the console is available. A

GamePop Review: The Android Gaming Console Gets Another Iteration, Still Disappoints

There’s a rush on to be the first Android console maker to strike the right chord with consumers, and there’s no shortage of contenders. Bluestacks is one such contender, and their GamePop

TC Droidcast Episode 20: Motorola Goes To Lenovo, Google Loves Nexus And Ouya V2

It’s a brave new dawn for the TechCrunch Droidcast as I take over hosting duties from Chris Velazco… who returns temporarily from the distant lands of Engadget to share his insights on Goo

OUYA Founding Team Member And VP Of Product Development Departs

One of OUYA's founding members, Muffi Ghadiali, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. Ghadiali was instrumental in helping launch the OUYA on Kickstarter and to the consumer market, and has pr

What Games Are: The Perplexing OUYA Reflex

With the extended overreaction to the Free The Games fund from the development community, the question to be asked is why do OUYA and the other microconsoles consistently draw a lot of negativity from

OUYA Launches $1M ‘Free The Games’ Fund, Will Match Kickstarter Funds For OUYA-Bound Games

The OUYA Android gaming console has been met with mixed reviews. The console blew up on Kickstarter, and in the months leading up to its recent release, the hype has turned into slight <a href="https:

WSJ: Google To Push Android Further By Making A Games Console, Smart Watch, Media-Streamer & Low Cost Smartphones Itself

Google is working on building multiple new devices to keep pushing its globally dominant Android OS beyond smartphones and tablets. It's building its own games console and a smart watch that would con

OUYA Gets Its Official Retail Release, But The $99 Game Console Still Hasn’t Reached Every Early Backer

The Android-powered OUYA gaming console is celebrating its official first day of general retail availability today, a major milestone to be sure for the Kickstarter-funded piece of hardware. Many thou

What Games Are: Who Will Create The No-Bullshit Games Console?

For a device category whose core appeal is supposed to be making games simple, we get complex ambitions, the rush to features and a proposition that increasingly makes no sense. What is a game console

GamePop Subscription-Based Android Gaming Console To Cost $129, COM2US Joins Developer List

The latest product from BlueStacks, the GamePop Android-powered gaming console, will retail for $129 once it exists its free pre-order offer, which is ongoing and will continue through the end of June

Home Console Gaming May Suffer Death By A Thousand Cuts, Rather Than A Major Revolution

The Ouya is making its way out to backers even now (though my shipping notification still hasn't arrived. Grrr.) and judging by early impressions, it's no silver bullet to take down behemoths like Son

OUYA Closes $15 Million In Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins, Boasts 12,000 Game Developer Sign-Ups

Today, gaming console and software company <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/ouya/">OUYA</a> announced that they have closed a $15 million round led by Kleiner Perkins, and with participation from t

What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

Reviews of Ouya have thus far perhaps been unfair because they tend to either rate the machine against Android devices or existing consoles, when it is neither of those. The new microconsole-style of
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