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Apple buys video discovery app; 37 new patents granted

  • Apple (AAPL +1.4%) has bought, 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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Comments (7)
  • Jack Baker
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    Give me that hologram keyboard Apple!!!


    14 Aug 2013, 11:07 AM Reply Like
    , contributor
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    The hologram key board would be great!
    14 Aug 2013, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • Keep It Simple
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    Yeah, let me find a table to sit down at everytime I want to type on my iPhone...
    14 Aug 2013, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • Jack Baker
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    Keep it Simple,


    Not every time. But when needed. I'm sure people aren't hand gesturing with their g4's all the time either.
    14 Aug 2013, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    3d gaming would be cool ....
    14 Aug 2013, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • arnebey
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    How about an apple app that gets rid of all your wallet full of credit cards...just wave your iphone in front of a scanner! On top of bout including driver's license with pic ID, SS card, etc.??? I wonder why this hasn't happened already?
    14 Aug 2013, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • BMoney007
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    We already have an app for that---Cash, lol
    14 Aug 2013, 03:54 PM Reply Like
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