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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus