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Amazon Readies Set-Top Box for Holidays

Amazon.com Inc. is taking steps toward releasing a video-streaming device in time for the holiday selling season, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.

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Alibaba Joins “Smart TV” Race

Alibaba Group Holding Co. said on Tuesday it developed a “smart” TV operating system that would allow users to shop and pay their bills via their TVs, and that it would release a set-top box in coming months.

Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV, Once Known as WebTV

Goodbye to all that.
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Samsung Acquires Set-Top Box Maker Boxee

Boxee gets its buyer.
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Fanhattan Debuts Pint-Size Fan TV Set-Top Box to Simplify the Living Room (Video)

Video discovery service Fanhattan is getting into the set-top business.
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Microsoft Developed Prototypes for a TV Set-Top Box

As videogame fans await the unveiling of Microsoft Corp.’s next Xbox, questions about another piece hardware loom for the software giant.

Roku and Your TV

Walt answers readers’ questions on the new Roku 3 and the easy-to-use Telikin computer.

Roku 3: Easier Streaming and Remote Headphones

Walt reviews the Roku 3, a new $100 streaming set-top box from Roku.
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Fox Says No to Dish’s TV to Go, With a New Lawsuit

New box, new lawsuit for Charlie Ergen: Fox asks the courts to shut down his newest version of the Hopper.
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Intel Inside Your TV: The Chip Guys Want to Become Cable Guys

A big bet, lots of doubters. Erik Huggers makes his case.
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