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Samsung has moved to extend its in-TV recording and streaming capabilities with the acquisition of Israel-based set-top-box-based broadcast aggregation outfit Boxee. While neither party has disclosed terms of the sale, VentureBeat believes the price tag was $US30 million. Boxee had fought battles with Comcast and Hulu over its …

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The Samsung Empire grows

If they keep on like this then soon it will be a virtual monopoly.

What price choice then? There won't be any Tech kit on the shelves without a Samsung badge.

{yes I know that this is a worst case scenario but... just as sung by John Lennon,

Imagine is all the people could buy nothing but Samsung... (paraphrased)}

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Re: The Samsung Empire grows

You're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

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Megacops liks Samsung, LG, Sony etc. sort of miss the point (well, they don't really, they just buy the fledgling competition) but if they put any real resource into open-ended research & development on the software side then they would have products just as innovative and original as the companies they lust after. They seem to have great R&D in the hardware part but their software and the walled-garden eco-systems they insist on framing them in suck goats, most of the time.

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This is where skunkworks tends to come in. Projects by established brands that are often dreamt up by the employees and don't go through the usual management process which tends to kill creativity.

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