$25 Firefox Matchstick dongle cancelled, will refund backers

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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 to luring developers onto the platform, and a workshop for the device was hosted in November. However, open sourcing apparently came at a price, as the Matchstick team said that it found difficulty in solidifying DRM development: After struggling with…

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