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Amazon TV Set-Top Box Reportedly in the Works

There has been chatter in the past about Amazon’s interest in selling a set-top box to advance its video businesses and compete with similar accessories like Apple TV, Boxee and Roku (and, as Peter Kafka reported in September, even word that it had made a bid to buy Roku). But the talk freshened today, with sources telling Bloomberg Businessweek that a team of video hardware vets at Amazon’s Lab126 is developing such a device, and aiming for a fall debut.


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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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