Samsung to shutter Boxee Cloud DVR on July 10th

By Shawn Knight
Jul 5, 2013
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  1. The fallout from Samsung’s acquisition of Boxee has already begun as the company plans to shut down Boxee’s Cloud DVR service. The closure is scheduled to take place on July 10 at which time all customers will lose access to...

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  2. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Enthusiast Posts: 193   +26

    I guess I never understood why spend 30 million and then change it to not even be the company they bought?
  3. CrisisDog

    CrisisDog TS Booster Posts: 108   +15

    Nice. I'm still waiting to see what became of Nvelo since Samsung bought them. Not a damn peep, probably killed them off in order to sell bigger capacity SSDs.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Doesnt surprise me. This is the fad.
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    If you can integrate these technologies into the TV, who needs the box then. A good example of having it in the TV and not using the box is my PS3. I used to always watch Netflix on my PS3... it still has a superior implementation than my TV, but I'm able to access Netflix more than 30 seconds faster... probably a full minute because it comes on when my TV does.

    The next step is to make the computer part of TVs modular so when hardware gets old they can swap it out. Less people will buy an entire new TV to run software, especially if the TV is not more than 4 years old and in great shape. They probably will not do it, so the set-top box come back again.
  6. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Addict Posts: 347   +63

    Why buy the company just to change it? Why not enter a partnership for the use of their technology? Samsung, you're becoming the big bad wolf.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Patents! And concepts! And knowledge! They did not lay off anyone on the boxee team. They want their knowledge.
  8. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 711   +159

    Brand names, patents, company talent, current and future ideas and other things.

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