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Samsung pulls plug on secret tablet TV controller

Samsung pulls plug on secret tablet TV controller

A Samsung scheme to oust the traditional TV remote with a dedicated media tablet has been axed, insiders claim, scuppered over content rights and in-fighting. Samsung Perfect Experience, or "PX" as it was apparently known in internal shorthand, was initially intended to be a key feature of the company's 2015 TV line-up. However, the skunkworks-style project built in no small part on former Boxee talent was shuttered amidst delays.

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Boxee.tv forum hacking yields thousands of user messages and personal data

Boxee.tv forum hacking yields thousands of user messages and personal data

In what maybe one of the biggest yet at the same time least publicized hacking incidents, the forums of Boxee.tv has been hacked and the fruits of those efforts have been publicized. The security breach yielded information about 158,128 users, including data that can be used to possibly comprise the users' other accounts.

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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 acquired by Samsung, confirmed and solid

Boxee acquired by Samsung, confirmed and solid

If you were wondering if Samsung actually did acquire Boxee in all its glory, wonder no more: confirmation is at hand. In a email note sent to the press this afternoon, Samsung has made it clear that they have indeed moved in on Boxee and will be bringing their technology and innovations in for their own connected device suite.

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Samsung tipped to acquire Boxee in their hour of need

Samsung tipped to acquire Boxee in their hour of need

Though the acquisition rumors from half a month ago hadn't turned up any solid announcements as such, today's report has Samsung picking up the Web-TV organization Boxee in full. According to Israel-based The Marker, Samsung has picked up the digital video startup for a cool $30 million, complete with 40 workers in tow.

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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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Opera teams up with Boxee to bring apps to Boxee TV

Opera teams up with Boxee to bring apps to Boxee TV

Opera, the company behind the self-named web browser for both desktop and mobile, and Boxee, the popular video-streaming service, have announced a partnership that will see Opera bringing its SDK to the new Boxee TV, which will allow a range of HTML5 apps to be used on the streaming media players, including Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Vimeo, and more.

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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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Boxee Box user support ends entirely

Boxee Box user support ends entirely

If you're an owner of the Boxee Box, originally launched back in November of 2010 and distributed up until today, the announcement this morning from the creators of this lovely bit of technology isn't going to be your most welcome update. In introducing the Boxee TV, a machine that links together Live TV, Internet Apps, and Cloud DVR, the team has let it be known that the original Boxee Box is done for. With a single software update to bring about a better working Flash player and a selection of bug fixes, the Boxee Box will officially go into maintenance mode.

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