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Boxee sells itself to Samsung, shuts down Cloud DVR

July 10, 2013

Boxee, the Israeli startup that achieved fame first as the developer of an innovative, free, media-streaming software platform, and later through its partnership with D-Link around the iconic Linux-powered Boxee Box device, has been acquired by Samsung. According to reports by Haaretz and the New York Times, the company’s selling price was less than the $28.5 million it raked in from optimistic investors over the past six years.

$99 HDMI stick promises universal AirPlay

April 27, 2013

Plair says it is now shipping its “Plair” media-streaming device to U.S. customers. Unveiled earlier this year at CES, the $99 embedded Linux-powered gadget is said to provide AirPlay-like beaming of multimedia content from Apple, Windows, and Android devices to “any HDTV” with an available HDMI port.

Boxee Box app harnesses Slingbox content

November 22, 2011

Used along with a Slingbox, Boxee’s new SlingPlayer app lets you play content from your cable box, satellite receiver, DVR, or DVD player using a Boxee Box located anywhere in the world.

Streaming multimedia player price war escalates

October 19, 2011

Following Logitech slashing its Google TV box’s price to $99 and D-Link’s reduction of the Boxee Box’s price to $169, Roku has now introduced a low-end streaming multimedia player priced at just $50.

Boxee Box v1.2.1 update gets mixed reviews

October 18, 2011

Boxee has released a bug-fix update to the Boxee Box’s firmware. Version 1.2.1, a mandatory upgrade, deals primarily with issues relating to SMB (Windows shares) functionality, syncing, and streaming, according to its release notes.

Spotify music streaming comes to the Boxee Box

October 14, 2011

Spotify’s music-streaming web service is now available on the Boxee Box. Users subscribed at Spotify’s premium level can browse music according to artist, album, record label, genre, or playlist, and also using direct searches.

Boxee gains Wall Street Journal Live app

September 29, 2011

Boxee users now have access to live video broadcasts from the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ Live app also offers thousands of free on-demand videos from both WSJ and other Dow Jones network sites.

Video: Hurricane Irene moving up the East Coast

August 27, 2011

This fascinating video shows Hurricane Irene moving through the Bahamas and making landfall at Cape Lookout, North Carolina at around 8 am EDT today.

Chart compares 13 streaming media players

May 31, 2011

[Updated Aug 30, 2012] – has updated its handy chart comparing many of the most popular Internet-enabled streaming media players, including the Apple TV, Boxee Box, Roku XDS, XBox 360, WD TV Live, and others.

Nissan Leaf warranty does not cover “gradual capacity loss”

May 19, 2011

Nissan is backing the Leaf’s Lithium-ion battery with an 8-year, 100,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first). Of note, however, the warranty does not cover what the company calls “gradual capacity loss,” which is a feature of all rechargeable batteries.