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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald