Smart remote app maker Peel surpasses 100 million registered users

Wondering why Alibaba recently invested $50 million into Peel, the company that makes TV remote control apps for phones and tablets? Here’s a clue: Peel signed up its 100 millionth user Sunday night, according to a tweet from Peel CEO and co-founder┬áThiru Arunachalam. Of course, some of those users may not even realize they’re using Peel: The company also powers Samsung’s WatchOn remote app.