- 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.
- Earlier: UBS on Apple/Icahn
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