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Roku In 2012: Is It Time To Sell?

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Roku in 2012: Is it time to sell? — Online Video News (click for full article)

    "A few days ago, I got a tip that Intel is supposedly in talks to buy Roku.

    I haven't been able to confirm this; both Intel and Roku are simply saying they're not commenting. So at this point, we gotta treat it as just another Valley rumor, which coincides with another rumor I've heard about Roku working on getting yet another round of funding.

    As I spent the holiday weekend trying to get in touch with sources that all clearly had better things to do, I thought about both about those scenarios - and realized that this may actually be a good time for Roku to sell."
     
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    I can't believe Intel which has shutdown its internet TV chip making business would now consider buying a company that uses a competitor's chips in their internet TV boxes. I think Roku and Boxee will have a short life if they don't get involved with a bigger company so I don't doubt Roku is trying to position itself to be an attractive acquisition.
     
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    According to this article Roku came up short of 3 million total with 2.5 million shipped.

    Roku unveils Streaming Stick, squeezes box into MHL dongle -- Engadget

     

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