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Mar 19, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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A company called Roku makes a little box. In goes the Internet, out comes loads of TV channels when you connect it to a screen. Something like this could terrify a cable company like Time Warner. But what's journalism without 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em' stories? There's word Time Warner is going to show up on Roku boxes, so its paying customers can watch TV on any screen connected to the little Roku instead of a clunky set top box. Is this the future of television?

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Retailer sues Visa: Are credit card companies too strict on hacking?

Mar 19, 2013
Tennessee-based retail chain Genesco is suing Visa, saying the penalty it paid for a data breach was wrong.

TV Next: Time Warner's Roku future

Mar 19, 2013
Time Warner teams up with Roku to offer streaming cable. Google Drive outage threatens corporate uptake of Google and cloud-based products.

A company called Roku makes a little box. In goes the Internet, out comes loads of TV channels when you connect it to a screen. Something like this could terrify a cable company like Time Warner. But what’s journalism without ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ stories? There’s word Time Warner is going to show up on Roku boxes, so its paying customers can watch TV on any screen connected to the little Roku instead of a clunky set top box. Is this the future of television?

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