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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik