Korean CE manufacturer Samsung has decided to shut down the Boxee project and lay off the entire staff.
In an email to its users Boxee announces the closing down of its Cloudee service on September 30.
Boxee has said it will cease support for its cloud-based DVR service Cloudee following its acquisition last week by Samsung.
Samsung Electronics has confirmed that it has purchased the video streamer Boxee in a transaction believed to be in the region of $30 million.
Boxee does not have any plans to come to Europe at the moment. However, it is, according to Ryan Troy, senior director, business development, interested in partnering to bring the service to other markets.
Forno, a hardcore adult entertainment app for smart TVs and connected devices, is now available on Boxee Box, offering a range of premium XXX movies on web-enabled TVs.
Boxee has entered a new phase in its marketing strategy by siging an agreement with the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, to offer Boxee TV in all their US stores.
Boxee is opening up its Cloudee to everyone and roll out new features to make it easier to store videos in the cloud and share them with family and friends.
Thanks to an FCC filing from Comcast, IMS Research, has learned that the small, privately held firm of Boxee, with no external lobbying budget, appears to have almost single-handedly brought Comcast, the largest cable operator in the world, to the negotiating table over basic-tier encryption, and has apparently won everything it was looking to get.
Boxee has unveiled a new iPhone app that will let users share personal videos from the cloud. The service, called Cloudee, is “the first step towards a Boxee cloud offering.”