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[News] Tivo (with Linux) Comes to UK, Spies with Google

  • Subject: [News] Tivo (with Linux) Comes to UK, Spies with Google
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:40:31 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Tivo to return to UK in 2010

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| Tivo, the original PVR service, will provide 
| âmiddleware and user interface softwareâ for 
| co-branded Virgin Media next-generation set-
| top boxes due to arrive in Blighty at some 
| point next year.


Google eyeballs to track Tivo watchers

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| Google has inked a deal with digital video 
| recorder (DVR) outfit Tivo that lets the 
| search firm snoop on audience numbers as a 
| way of fueling its TV advertising business.



TiVo sues AT&T, Verizon over DVR patents

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| TiVo said Wednesday that it is suing AT&T and Verizon over three DVR patents.
| The complaints seek damages and a permanent injunction.
| Simply put, TiVo is pursuing the same legal playbook it followed against
| Dish/EchoStar. The patents in question include 6,233,389, 7,529,465 and
| 7,493,015.


TiVo's rebound

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| Off and on for the past six years I've been an armchair quarterback for TiVo
| telling them they should do anything and everything to become profitable,
| among other things: they should offer pay-per-view downloads (I asked for
| this in 2002), they should broker deals with cable companies, that they
| should release software for PCs, that they should move to international
| markets, and that while I'm not a fan of software patents in general I feel
| the TiVo patents are original and worth fighting.
| What I realized this week is that TiVo has spent the past couple years
| starting battles on all these fronts, and it looks like (at least to this
| outside observer) like TiVo is winning on all fronts. Even as their CEO
| admits more people are using DVRs and skipping lots of ads, I'd say TiVo is
| doing well.


DirecTV Strikes Deal to Offer TiVo Recorder

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| Another change is that TiVo won a key lawsuit against Dish Networks. In that
| lawsuit, a federal court ruled that Dishâs recording devices infringe TiVo
| software patents. In fact, a hearing begins Thursday in federal district
| court in the Eastern District of Texas on how the penalties against Dish will
| be enforced.

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