I enjoyed the How I Built This interview with Roku founder Anthony Wood. What really struck me was the insight that Roku could compete by building purpose-made software to beat more generic platforms on price and performance. wondery.com/shows/how…

Specifically, Anthony pointed out that he knew a “web browser” based solution would be too expensive for TV manufacturers. I don’t face the same exact challenges competing with @WordPress for web, for example, but I do relate! Native apps, FTW.

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