Samsung acquires Boxee

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  1. Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins Owner, from The Other Washington
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    Boxee is an Israeli startup that was recently looking for $30M in funding. Boxee started out as a streaming video service and then teamed up with DLink for the launch of STB's. The most interesting thing that Boxee had was their beta of DVR in the cloud, which I think is really cool.

    Now Samsung has acquired them and I wonder if part of it has to do with the DVR cloud service. I think that would be a compelling feature integrated into a TV. That's the first Smart TV feature that actually interests me to the point that it could be part of a purchase decision.

    What about you?
     
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    I reviewed boxee here a whole back. Samsungs first move was to shutdown boxee DVR.. If you've got stuff stored, it all goes away July 10
     

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