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As Roku grows, it’s moving towards pay-to-play for successful channels

With 1,800 channels and growing, Roku is easily the largest TV app publishing platform. The company’s set-top boxes have long been embraced by both …

Sony is shutting down PlayStation Home in North America, too

It was only a matter of time. When word came down that Sony was shuttering the PlayStation 3 virtual space, PlayStation Home, in Japan earlier this year, the service's domestic days were likely numbered as well. Citing a "shifting landscape" as the cause (and likely no public outcry that the …

Ello Cofounder Doesn't Think Facebook Is a Social Network

Ello, the independent, invitation-only and ad-free social network that went viral almost overnight, is often compared to Facebook. Indeed, the …

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg – review

An exploration of how the internet giant is run – complete with ideological inconsistencies<p>The enormously powerful global advertising corporation called Google gets a pretty bad rap these days. It is constantly beleaguered by European legal investigations, and pilloried for its attitude to data …