What does "Roku" mean?

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What does "Roku" mean?

Postby JoshuaMarc1234 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:19 pm

Just curious what folk's perceptions are?
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby kc8pql » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:25 pm

Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby JoshuaMarc1234 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:57 pm

kc8pql wrote:Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

Ah! Interesting. I'll have to google Mr. Wood and check out the previous 5. I guess I could have thought to google "Roku's" meaning in the first place.

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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby scyber » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:11 pm

JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:
kc8pql wrote:Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

Ah! Interesting. I'll have to google Mr. Wood and check out the previous 5. I guess I could have thought to google "Roku's" meaning in the first place.

Thanks kc



I know ReplayTV was one of the 5 previous companies.
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby kc8pql » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:27 pm

Here's the official bio from Roku's management page:

Anthony Wood has been the CEO since the inception of Roku. Prior to Roku, Anthony invented the digital video recorder (DVR) and founded ReplayTV, where he served as President and CEO before the company's acquisition, and subsequent sale to DirecTV. Before ReplayTV, Anthony was Founder and CEO of iband, Inc., an Internet software company sold to Macromedia in 1996, whose code base became a central part of the original core code of Macromedia Dreamweaver. At Macromedia, Anthony was vice president of Internet Authoring. Earlier in his career, Anthony was Founder and CEO of SunRize Industries, a leading supplier of hardware and software tools for non-linear audio recording and editing. Anthony holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby kc8pql » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:03 pm

kc8pql wrote:Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

After reading the bio, I guess "been involved with" would be more correct than "started".
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby JoshuaMarc1234 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:22 pm

kc8pql wrote:
kc8pql wrote:Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

After reading the bio, I guess "been involved with" would be more correct than "started".

Distinction noted. <Force equals mass times acceleration>, Mssr. Wood has quite a pedigree. Thanks for finding his bio. Love multiple, vertical success stories; nothing beats excelllllllllance!
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby kumasuki » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:09 pm

kc8pql wrote:
kc8pql wrote:Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

After reading the bio, I guess "been involved with" would be more correct than "started".


The five preceding companies launched by Anthony Wood are:

AW Software
SunRize I
SunRize II
iBand, Inc
ReplayTV
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby justadude » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:34 pm

roku means an awesome piece of equipment that provides hours of entertainment for free or close to free prices. It could be better, but for the price, and for what it is at the time, it is a great piece of equipment for everyone, thanks roku, looking forward to the great things you plan to offer in the future....

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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby JoshuaMarc1234 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:04 am

kc8pql wrote:
kc8pql wrote:Roku is six in Japanese. Roku is the sixth company started by Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO.

After reading the bio, I guess "been involved with" would be more correct than "started".


The wiki Roku page says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roku
The company was founded by ReplayTV founder Anthony Wood.


So, I think you were initially correct.
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby JoshuaMarc1234 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:05 am

justadude wrote:roku means an awesome piece of equipment that provides hours of entertainment for free or close to free prices. It could be better, but for the price, and for what it is at the time, it is a great piece of equipment for everyone, thanks roku, looking forward to the great things you plan to offer in the future....
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Lol, great answer - the branding/marketers at Roku will love you!
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby blocked » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:24 am

JoshuaMarc1234 wrote:Just curious what folk's perceptions are?


It means "for fate, usually evil and unhappy" in Russian.
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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby DaBronx » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:30 am

Roku is also Japanese for "rebuffering/reloading, please wait" as in what you see instead of MLB.tv.

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Re: What does "Roku" mean?

Postby KennyJ » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:51 am

DaBronx wrote:Roku is also Japanese for "rebuffering/reloading, please wait" as in what you see instead of MLB.tv.

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Is that what Roku stands for or MLB.tv stands for?
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