Even though they were only sold directly to consumers, Roku's streaming set top boxes managed to become fierce competitors in the connected media player category against AppleTV, Boxee, WDTV, and countless others. Roku announced on Wednesday that the Roku XD streaming player will finally be available in retail nationwide through a partnership with Best Buy. "Having sold over 1 million Roku players through online sales only up until now, we are incredibly excited to announce our entrance into brick and mortar retail with nationwide availability from the preeminent consumer electronics retailer," said Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku,
Netgear chairman and CEO Patrick Lo went on a rant Monday against Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs, criticizing Jobs' "ego" and Apple's "closed" business model.
During a lunch in Sydney, Australia, Lo called out Apple as destined to fail because of its closed platform, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. "Ultimately a closed system just can't go that far," Lo said. "If they continue to close it and let Android continue to creep up then it's pretty difficult as I see it." Citing several examples, such as the Betamax vs. VHS video format war and Mac vs. Windows
Jeff O'Heir speaks with David Henry, senior director of product marketing at Netgear, about the company's 15-year anniversary products, including the N600 dual-band router.
Netgear is realizing its original vision of helping consumers to improve connectivity in the home, expand it out of the home and extend it to multiple devices.
Netgear, the maker of a number of wireless products, has a plan to beat its competitors, which include Belkin and Cisco, and double its revenue in the coming year. It involves the television.
Among a slew of new products the company announced on Friday, Netgear had a new category of wireless router that enables customers to connect televisions to the Web wirelessly using high bandwidth technologies.
Roku is selling a Netgear-branded Roku player at Frys.com for $79.99, after a $10.50 instant rebate. The device is also available at Best Buy, Radio Shack and Amazon.
Netgear Tuesday released the first two products in the Netgear AV Series, the NeoTV 350 HD and NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Players. The players allow users to play a variety of media directly on their HDTVs, whether videos, photos or music, and whether it is stored locally or on a home network.
Panasonic and Netgear Wednesday announced that they have teamed up to provide networking products around the Viera line of HDTVs
Netgear releases three new ReadyNAS Ultra network storage systems that eliminate the need for local storage