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Samsung acquires Boxee


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted July 05 2013 - 08:05 PM

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.

 

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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted July 05 2013 - 10:15 PM

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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