For this week’s Engadget Inteview, veteran journalist J.D. Lasica spent a few minutes with Anthony Wood, founder and CEO of Roku, to discuss digital media, digital music, DRM wackiness and Mona Lisa smiles.
For readers who aren’t familiar with Roku, what are you guys about?
We’ve been around since October 2002 and we’re based in Palo Alto, Calif. Our focus is building digital media players for home. Our core expertise is to produce great-looking products and great user interfaces.
Our product line includes the Roku SoundBridge and the HD1000. We tell people, wouldn’t you love to see a slide show of your family pictures in full-quality digital on your flat-panel TV in your living room? That resonates.
And Roku means what?
“Six” in Japanese. It’s the sixth company I’ve been involved with.