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Streaming Wars Heat Up as Amazon Fire TV Claims More Users than Roku
May 16, 2019
Amazon told Cheddar its Fire TV now has 34 million monthly active users, which beats Roku's 29.1 million. Max Wolff, managing partner at Multivariate, discusses the competition.
WTF Is the Fed?!
Aug 8, 2019
Big Questions Remain Unanswered for Lyft Despite Upbeat Earnings
Lyft reported a smaller than expected losses in its second earnings report as a public company, sending shares higher. While Wall Street cheered the news and sees a clearer road to profitability, Max Wolff, Managing Director at Multivariate, said the company still has big challenges to overcome and one quarter isn't enough to quiet concerns such as rising driver pay.
Oct 24, 2017
Amazon's Fire TV is Burning Up
Which do you prefer, the Amazon Fire TV or the Roku? Dana Wollman, Executive Editor at Engadget, joins Cheddar to give us her opinion. She says the two are comparable in many ways: both offer 4K HDR video and are similar when it comes to performance and content selection. Both cost $70. However, she says Roku is easier to set up and easier to use. She encourages people to buy it for a friend or family member who may be a little less "tech-savvy." As far as voice commands, Wollman says Alexa software within the Fire TV device is so much more sophisticated than any other voice recognition service. Your Echo can even activate the Fire TV with your voice. Roku, meanwhile, has voice search but isn't nearly as far along as Alexa is. She also talks about the importance of brand loyalty...or lack thereof. She thinks the brand matters less and less as more devices enter the market.
Aug 7, 2019
Roku's Strong Q2 Earnings Show Signs Streaming Giant Could Be Nearing Profitability
On earnings-per-share, Roku also beat expectations. Analysts had anticipated a 22 cent loss in earnings-per-share, but the company only lost 8 cents per share, a sign that it's edging closer to profitability.