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Boxee Readies For World Domination

  • PC World, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:01 PM
Boxee, which creates open source software that brings on-demand content from the Web and home networks to TVs, just debuted a private beta and is enlisting hardware partners to embed it on their devices. New content providers on the software include Clicker, The Escapist, and Suicide Girls, while NYU students at a launch event the other night demonstrated a program called Trend Lines, which filters content based upon what topics are trending online. To date, it's been available for OS X, Windows, Linux, and apparently as a hack for Apple TV. The $200 Boxee Box is the company's first branded hardware device, and is expected to be available in the second quarter of next year.

According to PC World, The Box is cube shaped, is almost as tall as a soda can, and comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi. Openness is a central theme of the Box, as it is built to be expanded and modified, which the company is encouraging developers to extend its software through open APIs.

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