Peter Kafka

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Roku Gets a Boost From Best Buy

Roku, the company whose boxes make it easier to get Web video onto your TV, may find it easier to get into your house: The device-maker is going to start selling through Best Buy–its first deal with a national retail chain. Roku has previously sold its gadgets, which are designed to work with video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, etc., direct to consumers. It said it passed the million unit sold benchmark late in 2010.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”