Apple buys video discovery app Matcha.tv; 37 new patents granted

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple (AAPL +1.4%) has bought Matcha.tv, developer of an iOS app that provided video listings info for both pay-TV channels and online video sources, along with video recommendations and a "universal queue" for both types of content.

Matcha shut down in May without much explanation. Sources talking with VentureBeat differ regarding the acquisition price, but the specific number appears to be fairly small.

The acquisition follows a July Bloomberg report claiming Apple is talking with Time Warner Cable about giving Apple TV users the ability to access TWC's channels. Matcha could help provide the UI for such a service.

Apple recently bought two startups - Locationary and HopStop - to bolster Apple Maps.

Separately, Patently Apple observes Apple has been granted 37 new patents. A projection system and curved glass panels are among the technologies  covered.

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