Today in Connected Consumer

By announcing a layoff of up to one-third of its staff, ZillionTV shows just how tough life can be in the Internet video set top box market. No doubt, we’ve heard this song before from the likes of Vudu, Akimbo and many more, with perhaps Roku being the lone exception to this rule. Roku’s success – however limited – is interesting given the company’s near-death experience in the Internet radio market before finding (at least temporarily) a savior in Netflix.