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LeEco acquires TV maker Vizio for $2 billion (update: nope)

LeEco has started to make a name for itself in China recently, where the company’s phones, smart TVs, and even smart bicycles are generating buzz. The company also started showcasing its products in the US this year, hinting at plans to enter the US market in a big way later this year. Now it looks […]

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LeEco scraps EcoPass subscription video/cloud storage/warranty service

When Chinese company LeEco announced it was entering the US market last year, the plan was to emulate LeEco’s business model in its home country. In addition to smartphones, smart TVs, and other products (such as smart bicycles and eventually autonomous cars), LeEco would offer an Amazon Prime-esque service called EcoPass that bundles a video streaming […]

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Roku’s first wireless speakers are designed for Roku TV

Roku was one of the first big players in the media streaming space and the company’s products are still some of the most popular gadgets for bringing content from Netflix, Amazon, HBO, YouTube, and hundreds of other sources to your TV. Earlier this year the company announced it was expanding its ecosystem to include audio […]

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Vizio introduces TVs and soundbars with built-in Google Cast functionality

A Chromecast is a good, cheap way to upgrade a “dumb” TV. So good, in fact, that Vizio decided to save you the hassle of buying one and just ship TVs with Google Cast functionality built right in. It’s a particularly welcome addition if your entertainment center is already packed with devices fighting for HDMI […]

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LeEco lays off two thirds of US workforce (Le Uh Oh)

Chinese electronics and digital media company LeEco outlined plans for a major global expansion last year, including a push into the US market, where the company now sells a handful of phones, TVs, and other products. But recent reports have suggested things haven’t been going very well and LeEco’s bid to acquire TV maker Vizio […]

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Report: LeEco downsizing plans for the US, selling Silicon Valley property

Chinese company LeEco unveiled its first smartphone, smart TVs, and other products for the US market in October. At the time, the company laid out plans to launch a comprehensive ecosystem for its products, including cloud storage, streaming video, and other services that could be used across platforms. Basically, LeEco wanted to emulate the success […]

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Report: Future TVs could support Google Cast (no Chromecast required)

Google’s Chromecast provides one of the cheapest, easiest ways to stream internet content to your TV. Plug the $35 adapter into the HDMI port of your TV, find content you want to watch using your phone or tablet, and hit a button to make it start playing on the TV instead of on your mobile […]

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LeEco brings $80 smart TV box and (pricier) big-screen TVs to US

In addition to bringing its Le Pro 3 and Le S3 smartphones to North America, Chinese company LeEco is entering the US smart TV space. In fact, the company announced this summer that it was acquiring Vizio for $2 billion. Now LeEco is bringing a line of smart TVs to the region, including models  with […]

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