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Renay San Miguel
Major Media Ignore Science, Tech at Own Risk
12/12/08 8:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1369 Words

Wireless broadband adoption will allow more people to work from home; trips to the cinema get replaced by a Roku set-top box streaming Netflix ; video games give more "Halo" plasma-rifle bang for the buck; e-commerce continues to make people disappear from formerly...

Walaika Haskins
Elbowing Into the Set-Top Scene: Q&A With Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes
11/28/08 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1428 Words

The Web-connected hardware comes months after chief rival Netflix came out with a set-top box manufactured by Roku. However, Blockbuster's system draws video from the Web differently, it charges using a different pay structure, and its catalog will be different from Netflix's.

ECT News Staff
Planetary Goo and the Threat of Vegetarianism
10/31/08 10:21 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1797 Words

This year alone, it's partnered up with Roku, LG, Samsung , Microsoft and, most lately, TiVo .

The goal of all these hook-ups: Get people watching videos from the Netflix streaming online library, regardless of what sort of set-top box or...

Walaika Haskins
Netflix Brings Xbox Streaming Deal Into Higher Definition
10/29/08 3:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 815 Words

Netflix has also announced a similar joint venture with LG and teamed with Roku on a dedicated set-top box.

"Netflix has been on a roll. They realize that partnerships are integral in the connected world we live in today. The HD...

ECT News Staff
Twittering Grannies, STD Greetings and Triboluminescence: The Week That Was
10/24/08 10:07 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1838 Words

Netflix has made similar deals with other companies recently -- the Xbox 360 will do this, a few LG players will do this, and Roku has made a small set-top box just for streaming Netflix online videos.

However, it all comes in...

Walaika Haskins
Netflix Routes Stream to Samsung Blu-ray Players
10/23/08 12:00 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 851 Words

The video rental company has also teamed with Roku on a dedicated streaming set-top box; with LG on its BD-300 Blu-ray player and with Microsoft on its Xbox 360.

"It's an evolution. The best thing for consumers is to have as much...

JR Raphael
Netflix Digs Another Trench for Movie Streaming With New LG Player
07/31/08 10:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 698 Words

That followed the company's debut of the Netflix Player by Roku earlier this year. The steps are all part of the company's plan to reach every venue in which movie fans could possibly be.

"The Netflix goal is to be ubiquitous," Steve...

Renay San Miguel
Sony Gives PS3 a Shot of Adrenaline: Movies and a Twirling Globe
06/26/08 1:26 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 410 Words

That's why you've got this land grab going on," he said, referring to the struggle over dominance of the living room waged by Sony, Microsoft, Apple and, recent entrant Netflix, with its Roku media player.

Sony's Next-Gen Challenge
Sony has...

Katherine Noyes
ZeeVee Builds New Bridge From PC to TV
06/17/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1247 Words

When startup ZeeVee launched its ZvBox last month, it entered a fray in which high-profile contenders have already found success elusive....

ECT News Staff
Extreme Makeover Napster, AOL and OLPC Edition
05/23/08 7:59 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1888 Words

Still, Netflix has scored a coup with the launch of its US$99 Netflix Player by Roku, a set-top box meant to do battle with Apple TV for dominance atop your TV set.

And let me take a minute to propose a...

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Possibly -- long-term effects on health are not yet known.
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