Yahoo and TiVo are an item

Yahoo and TiVo are an item

Summary: It looks like TiVo will be letting Yahoo integrate it's "content and services" through TiVo's DVR by allowing users to use yahoo for scheduling recordings remotely.

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Yahoo has formed a partnership with TiVo, which pretty much destroys the possibility of Google purchasing it.

It looks like TiVo will be letting Yahoo integrate it's "content and services" through TiVo's DVR by allowing users to use yahoo for scheduling recordings remotely.  They will also likely integrate other services such as Yahoo's weather, traffic and photos in short order.  This setup, to me, looks similar to what I discussed in a previous post about Google's possible DVR plans.  With all this talk about DVR's and TV services lately, it can't be long until Google follows up with something of their own.

TiVo would have been perfect for Google, just as Skype would have.  There must be something being developed in-house in order for them to ignore TiVo and let the competition barge in.

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  • No M$ for a change

    Its refreshing to see new, exciting services that do not include M$ in the mix.
    DarthRidiculous
  • Worst rip-off of all time

    Skype for $2.5 billion. TiVo is also a bad play - here's why. When you offer "lifetime" subscriptions, you eventually run out of monthly paychecks. This is when you go belly-up on the company! Why buy TiVo when they are ready to go belly-up?
    Roger Ramjet
    • It's the life of the machine

      not life of the purchaser. So every time someone buys a new machine, there's another subscription.

      And anyway, I don't know exactly how TiVo does their books, but the smart thing would to be to set up a lifetime subscription as an endowment. Not a perpetual one, since the machine will not last forever, but one that lasts the average lifetime of a machine, and kicks out enough income to pay for for a monthly subscription. Some machines will die (or more likely, be retired) sooner than others, which will help pay for the costs of those that last longer than others.

      A lifetime subscription is about the cost of 3 years subscription (maybe a tad more) so as long as you get 3 or so years out of it then you wouldn't see a whole lot of complaints.
      Michael Kelly