Samsung acquires set-top box startup Boxee for around $30 million

By Jos
Jul 3, 2013
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  1. Samsung just made an unexpected move to bolster its entertainment portfolio and gain a stronger footing in people's living rooms, acquiring Israeli and NYC-based streaming media startup Boxee for “around $30 million.” The actual figure isn’t known, but the South...

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 380   +25

    Good move,it looks like will see competition (especially Intel).
  3. Looks like Samsung is going after Apple TV.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Good move. Especially with Optimum now using Samsung set top boxes, this is a good improvement if they implement some of the features.
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Looks like Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Intel, and others are bulking up for the next battle for the screen that takes center stage in the living room.
  6. Carleton Wu

    Carleton Wu TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Too late. Xbox One is the new Boxee and more. I suppose people who do no gaming at all might chose boxee. Maybe with Samsung on board, they will get Hulu Plus. Xbox One should ditch the Xbox Live Gold subscription to use most of their apps. Save the Gold sub for gamers. M$ won't listen to me though.

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