This Week in Video for ATD: Facebook Redesigns News Feed, Roku Gets a New Box, and the White House Favors Phone Unlocking
There was a lot of talk this week about Facebook’s redesign of its news feed, which was announced Wednesday, and about new developments in the rights of consumers to unlock their cellphones. Also, Roku came out with a new box for streaming television content. Here’s a quick list of video appearances made by AllThingsD staffers to weigh in on these topics:
On Monday, in response to a petition that garnered more than 114,000 signatures, the White House came out in favor of the consumer’s right to unlock cellphones once the terms of the original contract are fulfilled (which was followed on Thursday by the Wireless Consumer Choice Act, a bipartisan effort to ensure just that). Ina Fried appeared on The Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” with Simon Constable on Monday to talk about the White House’s decision:
On Tuesday, Walt Mossberg also joined Constable on the “Digits” show to talk about the “evolutionary, not revolutionary” new features of the Roku 3, which include a better interface and a new remote with earbuds:
And Kara Swisher talked to CNN’s Howard Kurtz this morning from SXSW about Facebook’s news feed redesign — covered earlier this week — which was heralded by the company on Wednesday as bringing users “the best personalized newspaper in the world,” but really just places more emphasis on photos:
And finally, here’s Liz Gannes on Leo LaPorte’s weekly roundtable discussion “This Week in Tech” from Sunday afternoon.