Roku’s reckoning, Snap’s huge CEO payout, Airbnb goes upscale and a big NYC acquisition

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the full gang was in town, with Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley

Roku stock tanks 18% after sharing financials, outlook

Despite surpassing analyst expectations for the quarter, Roku disappointed Wall Street when it shared its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The digital streaming business fell about

YouTube TV’s app arrives on Roku & Apple TV

The YouTube TV app is at last available on Roku devices and Apple TV, starting today. Google had announced earlier that YouTube’s live TV service would be coming to Roku and Apple TV in the firs

These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck

Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies that come

US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stag

TCL unveils its voice-enabled, Roku-connected Smart Soundbar

Last week Roku announced its plans to enter the voice-controlled device market through a new program that would allow other manufacturers to integrate with Roku's voice platform in their own smart spe

Roku joins the voice computing market with smart soundbars, speakers and more built by partners

Roku, which sells the most popular brand of streaming media players in the U.S., is now aiming to carve out a niche for itself as the voice control platform for home entertainment. Today, Roku is unve

Caavo’s over-the-top TV box for over-the-top TV boxes ships February 14

The streaming box that aims to bring sanity to your streaming world by combining all your streaming hardware sources into one will ship on Valentine’s Day next year, according to The Verge. Caav

Equity podcast: Roku’s on a tear, and Snap had an awful week

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Roku soars 26% after smashing first earnings report

Roku, the digital streaming business, had a huge first earnings report, greatly surpassing analyst expectations. The company quickly surged over 26% in initial after-hours trading. Roku reported $124.

Plex launches its live TV service on Roku, with limited DVR functionality to start

Plex is bringing its live TV streaming service to the U.S.'s most popular media player platform, with today's announcement of its arrival on Roku. Plex's software offers cord cutters a low-cost way to

Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other cha

Roku unveils faster media players, universal remote and a new OS

A year after giving its product line-up a major overhaul, today newly-IPO’d Roku announced it’s tweaking its lineup of streaming media devices yet again, this time introducing five new pla

Roku nearly doubles since IPO, up another 13% on day two

Digital streaming business Roku has soared in its public debut. After pricing its IPO Wednesday at $14 per share, Roku finished its first day of trading at $23.50, up nearly 68%. And by the end of Fri

Roku closes up 68% in stock market debut

Content streaming company Roku saw its shares surge 67.86% on its first day of trading. After pricing its IPO at $14 and then opening the day at $15.78, Roku shares closed at $23.50. This values the c

Roku prices IPO at $14, valuing company at $1.3 billion

Digital streaming business Roku has priced its IPO at $14 per share, raising close to $220 million. This values the company at about $1.3 billion. This is good news for Roku, which had proposed a rang

Hulu’s new look and Live TV service arrive on Roku

Good news, Hulu subscribers with a Roku. (Or bad news, maybe, if you’re not a fan of Hulu’s big makeover.) The streaming service announced today its new Live TV service is now available on

Roku looks to raise $204 million in IPO

Roku, the digital streaming business, is looking to raise about $204 million when it goes public later this month. According to an SEC filing revealed Monday, the company plans to price its shares bet

Original Content turns a ‘Little Evil’

For the latest episode of TechCrunch's Original Content podcast, we take a break from superheroes and review Little Evil, a Netflix film offering a comedic twist on Rosemary's Baby and The Omen. It's

Equity podcast: Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M and Juicero is dead

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