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2 HOURS AGO - Engadget

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Matchstick's Firefox OS-based TV dongle is dead

Bad news if you backed Matchstick's crowdfunded, Firefox OS-powered TV adapter: it's not going to happen. The team has cancelled its would-be Chromecast rival after realizing that implementing copyright protection will require "significantly more"...

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2 HOURS AGO - Android Central

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Matchstick's Firefox OS streaming dongle is no more, refunds incoming

There's some sad news today if you backed the Kickstarter project for Matchstick, a Firefox OS HDMI streaming dongle meant to compete with the Chromecast. The team behind the project, which isn't affiliated with Mozilla, has provided an update on its Kickstarter page, noting that it has opted to refund backers after it ran into issues implementing DRM into Firefox ...

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2 HOURS AGO - TheNextWeb

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$25 Firefox Matchstick dongle cancelled, will refund backers

Matchstick has announced via Kickstarter update that it has cancelled the $25 Firefox OS-based HDMI dongle, designed to compete with the likes of the Google Chromecast. Backers of the project will receive a full refund. Initially designed to be fully open source, the Matchstick was fully certified by Mozilla — which also spent plenty of time drumming up hype. Both companies were devoted ...

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3 HOURS AGO - SlashGear

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Matchstick pulls plug on Firefox OS Chromecast rival

Would-be Chromecast rival Matchstick has pulled the plug on its streaming dongle, after headaches with Firefox DRM proved insurmountable. The company raised more than $470,000 in crowdfunding cash back in late 2014, persuading backers with its vision of open-source streaming video, place-shifted content, and big-name services like HBO Go, Netflix, and Pandora. Now, Matchstick's creators are promising to pay back ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Liliputing

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Matchstick streaming stick to refund Kickstarter backers

Nearly a year ago, a team of developer unveiled a Firefox OS-powered TV stick called the Matchstick. It was positioned as an open source alternative to the Google Chromecast, allowing users to stream content from their phones or from the internet to a TV. The developers ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the […] Matchstick streaming stick to ...

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