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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work