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Why Roku Matters More Than Ever

You have more streaming TV options than you could hope for, especially now that Amazon has entered the fray. And while Apple TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV all have their strengths, they also share the same crippling weakness: self-interest. That's what makes Roku so important. Read More >>

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What the Inside of Google's Chromecast Looks Like

Curious as to what's hiding inside the Google Chromecast dongle? Thanks to the FCC, we don't have to wonder what the Chromecast comes packing anymore. There's a Marvell DE3005 chip and an AzurWare chip to take care of Wi-Fi duties, according to Anandtech. FCC documents actually show Chromecast details in May, with pictures of its innards added today. Enjoy the guts. [FCC via @nerdtalker, Engadget] Read More >>

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The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World

The answer to that question invariably depends on your worldview. Google is a pretty big company, with projects ranging from its core advertising business in AdSense to digital cartography in Google Maps to futuristic consumer technology like Google Glass. There are also a host of other products Google's working on that you've probably never heard of. (Did you know Google's in the energy trading business? It's true!) But it's hard to comprehend the scale of the situation without a running list of everything Google's doing these days. That list is below, for your perusing pleasure. And remember; this is just the stuff we know about. Read More >>

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Report: Google Wants to Make a Streaming Television Service

The Wall Street Journal reports unnamed sources that say Google has approached big media companies about licensing TV shows for a streaming television service it wants to launch. Intel and Apple have also been working on similar services. Read More >>

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These Are the Original Pilots Amazon Is Going to Make Into Series

Amazon has decided on the five pilots it will turn into full series — Alpha House, Betas, Annebots, Creative Galaxy, and Tumbleleaf — have all officially gotten the green light. Read More >>

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Will Ouya Beat the Apple TV to the Streaming TV App Pie?

We've been saying for years all the Apple TV needs are channel-specific streaming TV apps and it'd be truly awesome. Now Ouya's CEO has come out and basically said that the mini Android console should come packing a load of streaming apps from major publishers and she's "talking to everyone". Read More >>

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Sony Is Going to Make a Pay-TV Killing Streaming TV Service Later This Year

Variety reports that one of Sony's big fish announcements this year will be a broadband TV service that'll compete directly with cable. The TV service will offer multiple channels licensed from different content companies and will stream over the Internet. Meaning there would be no more need to pay for Sky or Virgin. Meaning awesome. Read More >>

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