Samsung buys Boxee, discontinues "Cloud DVR" service.


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Samsung has bought Boxee this week for a rumored $30 million. Boxee has also announced the end of their "Cloud DVR" service in this announcement on their website:
We’re pleased to announce that the Boxee team will be joining Samsung.

We started on this journey six years ago, and have been at the forefront of the changing TV and video landscape. We believe that over the next few years the video market will change even more than it has in the past few decades.
Joining Samsung means we will be able to work on products that marry the best hardware and software in the TV space, products that will be used by tens of millions of people and will help to shape the future of TV.

We are excited about the next chapter for our team.
For Boxee users, we’re working behind the scenes to ensure there’s minimal impact to your devices. However, the beta Cloud DVR functionality we provided to certain Boxee TV users will be discontinued on July 10th. You will not have access to your existing recordings after that date. We realize many of you loved the service, and we’re sorry it won’t be available moving forward.
We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve built, and we want to thank you for being a part of our journey.
Team Boxee
Let's hope that this move by Samsung will allow for integration of Boxee's good features into Samsung products, and hopefully fix the wrong-headed thinking that resulted in Boxee's latest failed offering.