Week 110 – NR – Roku IPO, Streaming Partners, Amazon HQ2, Equifax
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September 8, 2017
This week’s News Roundup episode covers four major topics. We kick off with a discussion of the Roku IPO filing and the launch of the Roku movie channel, and the implications of the company’s increasingly ad- centric business model. Secondly, we discuss various streaming partnerships including T-Mobile giving away Netflix, Spotify bundling Hulu into its student subscriptions in the US, and Disney moving away from Netflix. Third is a discussion of Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, and we finish up with a brief chat about the Equifax hack. The show notes below include links to all these stories on Tech Narratives and original sources as appropriate. News stories we covered: • Roku IPO and channel: Jan’s takes on Tech Narratives: https://www.technarratives.com/2017/09/01/★-roku-files-to-go-public-loses-money-sees-ads-as-core-of-future-business-model/ (free post) https://www.technarratives.com/2017/09/06/roku-launches-its-own-channel-showing-ad-supported-movies/ (paywall) Roku S-1 filing:…