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


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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  • Jack Baker
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    Give me that hologram keyboard Apple!!!

     

    14 Aug 2013, 11:07 AM Reply Like
  • CLAUDE SEGUY
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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 that...how 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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