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Could Apple’s Matcha.tv buy solve the cord-cutter’s dilemma?










ray j and kim kardashian video Of course, back in May I was still paying for cable and didnt need it that much. But it sounds like its just what I want, particularly if its bundled into Apple TV, which has become the main way I watch television . Of course, Apple confirmed nothing when VentureBeat asked about the acquisition, saying that Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans. And the former CEO of Matcha declined to comment. Theres also no guarantee that Matchas technology would as useful on Apple TV as it was as a standalone app. Users of the original Siri app for iOS know that personal-assistance technology was more capable and flexible than it is now, embedded into iOS. For example, I seriously doubt that Matcha in Apple TV would let me see subscriptions I have from Amazon.coms streaming video service, which competes directly with iTunes (and often underprices it). Its also interesting to note that Matchas description resembles that of Boxee , the software that began on Mac OS X with the goal of providing a unified interface for video, movies and TV shows. <br>Source: http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2013/08/could-apples-matcha-tv-buy-solve-the-cord-cutters-dilemma/?cmpid=hpts












Apple Buys Matcha, Possibly In An Attempt To Make Your TV More Awesome



For the rest of you, odds are the block will either make you pray for Shark Week's return --- or increase your donation to PBS. Body of Proof | ABC, 10 ET/PT Tonight's Proof repeat is the latest incarnation of TV's most shopworn plot: The crime-solver accused of a crime. This time it's Tommy, found covered in blood at a murder scene with no memory of how he got there or how the victim ended up dead. It's up to Megan, of course, to put aside her doubts and prove his innocence. Considering how often this plot gets reused, it's clear that TV writers find it irresistible. <br>Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/08/13/bianco-critics-corner-august-13/2617409/





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Rolled out slowly, the X1 made it to Philadelphia early this year and will reach all of Comcast's markets by year's end. Its software was upgraded in July to include five cloud-based tuners - perhaps to compete more effectively with multituner devices such as the Hopper. Existing customers can request the X1, http://marypteri16.wetpaint.com which goes first to new "triple play" subscribers. Kotay says a key advantage of the X1 is its "cloud-based application layer." Everything beyond a small onboard operating system - even channel-switching software - will be in the cloud. Won't that add lag time - latency, in tech terms? <br>Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20130815_Jeff_Gelles__Comcast_offers_its_own_TV-management_package.html





Jeff Gelles: Comcast offers its own TV-management package



That's the first distinguishing factor. I won't comment on other coverage but our coverage will be focused on three areas: Interviews and access from the site, breaking down highlights and analysis, and discussion points." ESPN Despite losing the World Cup to Fox after 2014, ESPN said it is committed to soccer coverage. The daily studio show "ESPN FC on TV" debuted last week and will air Sunday through Friday on ESPN2. (The show will air at 5:30 p.m. from Monday-Friday and at midnight on Sunday). <br>Source: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/20130814/nbc-sports-espn-fox-soccer-epl-tv-coverage/





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If we're reading the tea leaves right, the purchase offers yet another clue to the tech giant's stated "very grand vision of television." Apple's Matcha buy, first reported by VentureBeat and said to be between $1 million and $1.5 million, is only the latest nugget of news to fuel speculation about what Apple may be planning for a TV-like product as technology companies try to claim the future of television. Matcha brought together different video sources, like Hulu Plus, YouTube, HBO Go, Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as information from Comcast and social networks, to help users figure out what to watch. But it mysteriously shut down in May , and the only explanation offered was that http://humphreysflx.wikispaces.com the app was going in a "new direction." Apple, for its part, gave a boilerplate response about its plans for Matcha when contacted by The Huffington Post: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." However, observers said that Matcha's technology could ray j and kim kardashian further the fusion of the Internet and TV by letting viewers search for content everywhere all at once, and then watch it on their television sets. For example, you could use your iPad or iPhone to search for episodes of "Mad Men" and then choose whether to watch an episode live on AMC, to stream an episode from the first season on Netflix, or to download the whole fifth season on iTunes. "I think it'll make the experience that much better," said Chuck Parker, chairman of the 2nd Screen Society, a trade organization that pushes pairing TV kim kardashian clothes with mobile devices. <br>Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/14/apple-matcha-tv_n_3757710.html



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