Matchstick and Mozilla take on Chromecast with Firefox OS dongle, launch Kickstarter to drive down $25 price

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Matchstick today announced its open-source take on the Chromecast: a $25 Firefox OS-powered HDMI dongle. The streaming Internet and media stick will be available first through Kickstarter, in the hopes to drive down the price tag. Jack Chang, Matchstick General Manager in the US, described the device to me as “essentially an open Chromecast.” He explained that while the MSRP is $25 (Google’s Chromecast retails for $35), the Kickstarter campaign is offering a regular price of $18, and an early bird price of $12. The startup has set a goal of raising $100,000. The full breakdown is as follows (free...


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