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Comcast in Talks to Partner with Walmart on Smart TVs

Comcast is in talks to partner with Walmart on smart TVs that would use Comcast’s technology and Walmart’s brand and distribution, the Wall Street Journal reported. Such a venture would be a threat to the likes of Roku, one of the biggest makers of streaming TV devices whose software is in many smart TVs. Roku’s stock dropped over 4%  on the news. Comcast’s software helps people find...

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