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Boxee Box to Feature Webkit Browser, Push HTML5

Boxee Box to Feature Webkit Browser, Push HTML5

It's been a long time since we heard anything about the D-Link built Boxee Box, but we're willing to say that it was worth the wait to hear good news such as this. The Box is still primed to launch some time in November, for the same price of $199. The change comes more in the software: the new Box will feature a Webkit Browser, and thanks to some choice words from Rob Spectre, it looks like they're going to make a hard push for HTML5.

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Premium Boxee content coming thanks to RoxioNow deal

Premium Boxee content coming thanks to RoxioNow deal

It just gets more and more frustrating: the Boxee Box by D-Link may be delayed until November 2010, but the company keeps adding alluring features that only make us want the standalone media-player all the more.  Latest to taunt our home entertainment appetites is RoxioNow support, courtesy of a collaboration with Sonic Solutions, that should see Boxee users able to access premium content.

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Boxee paid-content due July/August; iPad & Android plans tipped

Boxee paid-content due July/August; iPad & Android plans tipped

Boxee have announced that their promised paid-content upgrade will be arriving in July or August 2010, now that they've settled on payment partner Vindicia.  Interestingly, while the system will debut on Boxee's current TV platform, the company highlights Vindicia's cross-platform compatibility and say they will "eventually" expand to mobile platforms like the iPhone, Android and iPad.

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The Daily Slash: April 15th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 15th 2010

Ah, it's Thursday. We're well into the final stretch, folks, so stay on track! We're happy to have you here with us, partaking in the Daily Slash that we love so much to bring to the world. We've got quite the assortment for you tonight, so we're going to have to get right into it. Hopefully you don't mind. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got some pretty impressive numbers for the Android community; we've got plans for the iPad Camera connection accessory; and finally we've got an internal document that may bring a little extra to a newly official handset. And then in the 'net, Sony seems to be outsourcing their VAIO lineup; Google is bringing the goats back to Mountain View; another report says the next iPhone is definitely getting announced in June; and finally, Boxee loves all screens types.

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Boxee defend Hulu integration in response to NBC blast

Boxee defend Hulu integration in response to NBC blast

Boxee's on-again, off-again love affair with Hulu has been one of the more frustrating elements of the otherwise excellent media player, and while we pondered out loud last month that paywall propositions from both companies might lead to a more amicable arrangement, it seems the entertainment industry knives are still out.  Earlier this week, Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC, accused Boxee of "illegally taking" Hulu content and that NBC would be "open to negotiations" with the software firm; Boxee have responded by denying that they have done anything illegal, and pointed at the content providers, not Hulu, for insisting on the block.

Hulu $4.99 paywall rumored: Could this pave way to official Boxee support?

Hulu $4.99 paywall rumored: Could this pave way to official Boxee support?

Mutterings of premium content continue to sweep across the streaming media space, with Hulu the latest to be tipped as preparing to move some of the more popular shows behind a paywall.  The news - which suggests Hulu are considering asking a $4.99 per month subscription for older episodes of shows like 30 Rock, Modern Family and House - comes after Boxee announced their own plans to launch premium content over the summer.

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