Ouya Raises More Than $2.4 Million and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Ouya Raises More Than $2.4 Million on Kickstarter
The project founders now want the public to give them ideas for "stretch goals." In other words, they want you to tell them what to do with all that money.
"We are blown away by your support. With your help, we just raised $2 million. And it’s only the first day. Now we want to blow you away. The biggest thing for us right now: we are working on our stretch goals, what we can do if we raise more money. It might take us a few days to figure that out, and we want your help," said Ouya in an update on Kickstarter.
Apple Responds to Environmental Concerns After Withdrawing From EPEAT
Apple has recently withdrawn its products from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry, raising concern among organizations which adhere to the standard, for example the city agencies of San Francisco. Now, Apple has responded, claiming its own standards are, in some cases, stricter than EPEAT's.
"Apple products are superior in other important environmental areas not measured by EPEAT, such as removal of toxic materials,” Apple representative Kristin Huguet told The Loop.
Google Maps Smithsonian's 17 Museums
Google has mapped Smithsonian's 17 museums, the National Zoo in Washington, as well as locations in northern Virginia and New York City. The maps, totaling 2.7 million square feet are accessible to visitors with Google Maps for Android.