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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Profile of Roku and its founder Anthony Wood, looking at the company's early days, how Roku plans to compete with its rivals, and more   —  Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood doesn't fit the image of your typical tech mogul.  In person, he comes across as quiet and introverted.
Jan 12, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Holographic capture startup 8i, maker of Holo AR app for iOS and Android, says it is laying off up to half of its 70 full-time employees   —  New Zealand- and Los Angeles-based holographic capture startup 8i is having significant layoffs that could impact more than 30 staffers.
Dec 16, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Vevo CEO Erik Huggers is stepping down; CFO Alan Price will be interim CEO while the company is looking for new leadership   —  Erik Huggers is stepping down as the president and CEO of the major-label-owned music video platform Vevo, the company announced Friday.
Dec 15, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Location-based VR firm Dreamscape Immersive raises $10M more to bring Series B total to $30M; Nickelodeon invests, will let its IP be used in new VR experience   —  Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based virtual reality (VR) startup headed by Disney and DreamWorks veterans …
Dec 13, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google job listing suggests upcoming Google Home hardware may have multi-touch input features   —  Google is looking to add multi-touch input features to future Google Home hardware, according to a job offering posted by the company this week.  The job listing details that the company …
Dec 8, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Former Hulu CTO Tian Lim hired last month by Google as VP for Google Play; Hulu SVP of engineering Barry Steinglass will be interim CTO   —  Google just added a high-ranking Hulu executive to its team: The company has hired former Hulu CTO Tian Lim, who will be leading product and user experience efforts as a VP for Google Play.
Nov 13, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Filing and LinkedIn updates show Roku acquired Denmark-based multi-room audio startup Dynastrom ApS in September for $3.5M   —  The evidence that Roku is working on a smart speaker product is mounting: The streaming device maker acquired Denmark-based multi-room audio startup Dynastrom ApS in September for $3.5 million.
Nov 10, 2017, 12:55 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Roku to start streaming to third-party hardware that doesn't run its OS; one source says move will likely involve mobile devices   —  In a major twist, Roku is looking to start streaming videos on devices made or controlled by competitors like Apple and Google, Variety has learned …
Oct 25, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
FCC filing: DirecTV has plans for an Android TV-based OTT 4K set-top box, that includes remote with integrated touch pad that supports voice commands   —  AT&T's DirecTV is getting ready to embrace internet-based content delivery beyond its DirecTV Now service: The company is about to introduce …
Oct 24, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Job offers and documents show Roku's doubling down on voice, with a smart speaker as a possible outcome   —  Streaming video device maker Roku has been working on advancing voice control while also ramping up its own audio efforts, according to a number of new job offers posted by the company …
Sep 19, 2017, 6:15 AMIn context

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