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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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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