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Roku Has Sold 10 Million Devices in the U.S.

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Roku announced on Tuesday it has sold 10 million of its set-top boxes in the United States, meaning about 8.6% of the country’s 115 million households own — or have owned — the device.

Roku, which launched in May 2008, was the first device to stream Netflix on TV. Since then, others including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast have emerged as competitors. Gaming consoles including Xbox and PlayStation also offer streaming. Roku’s latest figures compare to sales of 20 million for Apple TV, a figure the company reported in April

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“Shocking and Disappointing”: U.S. Officials Push Back Against Israeli Media Reports

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This week it seemed U.S.—Israeli relations hit a particularly rocky moment.

First, Israeli officials leveled personal attacks at Secretary of State John Kerry and his peacemaking efforts, prompting an indignant American response

Then, a supposedly leaked transcript of a strained private telephone conversation between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surfaced on Israeli news — only to be shut down as “fabrications” by the American administration which described the reports “shocking and disappointing.”

And that all happened by Tuesday afternoon.

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Study: iPhone 5S is the #1 Smartphone in 35 Countries, Including the U.S.

Counterpoint Technology Research has released its latest report, in which it lists the top ten smartphones sold worldwide in May 2014. Despite being 8 months old, Apple’s iPhone 5S tops the charts in 35 countries, with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 coming in a “quite distant number two.” Of the total top ten list, Samsung has four devices to Apple’s three, including the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 4s.

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Another interesting takeaway that Apple will surely take note of: three of the top ten devices on the list are phablets, accounting for 40% of the total smartphone sales in May...

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U.S. Economy Experiences Sharpest Drop in 5 Years

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9% in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.

The first-quarter contraction reported Wednesday by the government was even more severe than the 1%t annual decline it had estimated a month ago. Much of the downward revision reflected an unexpectedly sharp drop in health care spending. Another factor was a bigger trade deficit than earlier estimated. Read more…

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