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Boxee Cloudee video sharing service evaporates after Samsung deal

Boxee Cloudee video sharing service evaporates after Samsung deal

Samsung-acquired Boxee will shut down its Cloudee video sharing service, the company has confirmed to users, giving them until the end of the month to download any content remaining. Cloudee, which launched publicly in late 2012, was Boxee's take on semi-private video sharing; however, GigaOm reports, Boxee now says the company can't see a place for Cloudee to fit into its new Samsung roadmap.

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Boxee bought out insiders claim as Cloud DVR funding hunt fails

Boxee bought out insiders claim as Cloud DVR funding hunt fails

Boxee, the streaming media company that had attempted to recreate itself from an HTPC software specialist to a set-top box provider, has reportedly been acquired. The news, currently at rumor status but tipped to be officially announced sometime next week according to VentureBeat, is apparently the culmination of several months of Boxee searching for a buyer, after attempts to drum up a new round of funding fell flat.

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Boxee TV becomes Boxee Cloud DVR

Boxee TV becomes Boxee Cloud DVR

Back in October of 2012, Boxee unveiled its Boxee TV set-top box. When it originally launched the big feature was the ability to watch live TV in high definition from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and other networks and cloud-based DVR functionality. The box was designed to work with unencrypted basic cable connections and featured dual tuners allowing you to watch one show on according the other.

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Boxee TV on sale now

Boxee TV on sale now

Boxee's new Boxee TV media streamer has gone up for sale, with retailer Walmart exclusively offering the internet-connected set-top box for under a hundred bucks. The $98 box, announced last month, has twin tuners and supports digital antenna and basic cable, along with streaming services such as Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify. Meanwhile, there's also a subscription-based digital recording service.

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Walmart to sell Boxee TV starting tomorrow

Walmart to sell Boxee TV starting tomorrow

There are a number of set-top boxes on the market today that allow you to stream content from different services such as Netflix or YouTube. One of those devices is the Boxee TV. Boxee Inc has scored a major win with the announcement that Walmart will be selling its latest device, the Boxee TV, in its 3000 US locations starting tomorrow.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today was a pretty big day as far as news goes, with Apple sending out invites to an upcoming event, which is where we're assuming the company will announce the iPad Mini. Not one to be outdone, Microsoft finally gave us some substantial details on Surface today (including information on pre-orders), and Samsung was right there to put its line up of new Windows 8 PCs and tablets up for pre-order as well.

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