Why Kickstarter’s Ouya Looks Like a Scam


The entirely imaginary Ouya game console just raised more than $4 million from “funders” on Kickstarter, proving the old Barnum adage. Even at a dollar per person, you need only 7.6 years worth of suckers to be born every minute to run this scam. Ouya is just the latest Kickstarter pipe dream to fleece its marks. The world of Apple fandom has been cooing for months over Pebble, another set of attractive Photoshop renderings that will purportedly become a smart watch someday. It’s like a world full of Wimpys: they’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. Read the full story at PC Mag.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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