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Roku Adds Handy Search Tool to TV Set-Top Devices

Searching for movies and music on your Roku box just got a little less painful: The California-based maker of set-top boxes that stream Web content to TVs just added a search tool to its platform. Roku users can now search for movies, shows, actors and directors on apps for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle, VUDU and HBO GO. The new search tool works with Roku 2, Roku LT, new Roku HD players and the Roku Streaming Stick, and works with compatible mobile apps, as well.


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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