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CNNMoney: Stocks to get hit by more European woesupdated: Wed May 30 2012 09:04:00

Investors are headed for a tough day Wednesday as worries about Europe's debt, specifically the Spanish banking system, are again shaking confidence.

Did Google just turn Motorola into the new super-TiVo?updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 08:08:00

The best-case scenario for consumers if the proposed Google-Motorola deal goes through might be that cable TV gets a whole lot better.

TiVo refocusing on Web video and on-demand servicesupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 07:16:00

TiVo, the pioneering digital video recorder, is beloved by couch potatoes for offering a simple way to record television shows for watching later.

Google unveils its 'multimillion-channel' TVupdated: Thu May 20 2010 16:53:00

Saying it will "change the future of television," Google on Thursday rolled out Google TV -- the internet giant's venture into web-TV integration.

TiVo adds Web, music, movies with Premiereupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 19:07:00

TiVo subscribers will be able to pull Internet content, music and movies onto their televisions more easily with new devices the digital-video recorder company announced Tuesday.

Are you afflicted with 'TiVo guilt'?updated: Tue Dec 02 2008 11:29:00

Bloated? Overstuffed? Ready to slim down? You're not alone -- and we're not talking about post-Thanksgiving torpor.

Got TiVo guilt?updated: Tue Dec 02 2008 11:29:00

Does recording your favorite TV shows ever feel like homework? CNN's Brooke Anderson reports on TiVo guilt. Netflix, TiVo Team up After 4-Year Courtshipupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 20:15:00

Home entertainment trendsetters Netflix Inc. and TiVo Inc. are finally joining forces to deliver more movies and old TV episodes to their mutual subscribers, consummating a relationship that was supposed to come together four years ago

Woman loses arm, may sueupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 12:24:00

The Supreme Court will decide if a woman who lost an arm because of a prescription drug can sue the drug company. CNN's Kelli Arena reports. New Software Turns PC into TiVo TV Recorderupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 12:00:00

TiVo Inc. and Nero AG of Germany were set to announce Monday that they will be launching a package that turns a Windows PC into a TV recorder, just like a TiVo set-top box

Your emergency mood kitupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 10:51:00

Everyone experiences mood variations -- while you may feel cheerful and optimistic most of the time, you might occasionally feel grumpy, anxious, or dejected.

How to delete, replay icky parts of lifeupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 08:52:00

If only our best and worst experiences were rewindable, fast-forwardable, deletable. Hey, pause: They are!

Fortune: Got cash? Let the bidding wars beginupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 04:29:00

It's time again for DEMO, that bi-annual entrepreneurial beauty contest where hungry startups by the dozens parade their latest creations before a who's who of Silicon Valley money men. This winter's gathering is being held at the end of January in a Marriott resort a few miles south of Palm Springs, Calif. As I write this, it is expected to draw a record number of corporate bidders. "A lot of little companies are going to be picked up in some real sweet deals," says Chris Shipley, DEMO executive producer. "We're going to see a lot of activity."

CNNMoney: 'Appointment' TV on the Web?updated: Mon Sep 10 2007 04:32:00

As most television executives will tell you, gone are the days when the family gathers 'round the television at 8 p.m. on the dot to watch their favorite weeknight sitcom. With a few notable exceptions - the Super bowl, the "American Idol" season finale - Americans have eschewed "appointment" television, opting instead to use technologies such as TiVo to record their favorite programs and watch them (skipping the advertising) at their convenience.

CNNMoney: Tivo swings back to lossupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 05:47:00

Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss that was weighed down by an inventory writeoff, swinging back from a small profit reported in the first quarter of this year.

CNNMoney: Cutting the cost of college extrasupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 02:48:00

You've spent years pinching pennies to pay for Junior's college tuition. But now that he's heading off to campus, you're about to be hit with some other bills. You may expect to pay for textbooks, but watch out for the pizza bill and bar tab. Here's what you can do to cut these college costs.

CNNMoney: TiVo, Amazon sells movies straight to TV setsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 23:12:00

TiVo Tuesday said many of its customers can now order pay-per-view movies and television shows from's download service directly from their TV, without a personal computer.

Business 2.0: How to skip meetings without getting bustedupdated: Tue Apr 17 2007 12:58:00

Who likes going to meetings?

The transformation of American TVupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 18:22:00

It's been maligned for its content and accused of being the other opiate of the masses.

Money Magazine: Time for an Upgrade, Dadupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

FACE IT: Your kids think you're out of touch when it comes to technology. Sure, you check e-mail; you've mastered your digital camera; you're a whiz at Google. But you still have a clunky phone; yo...

CNNMoney: Rupert Murdoch's secret TiVoupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 09:44:00

Apple. TiVo. Cisco Systems.

Fortune: How to advertise in 2007updated: Wed Jan 24 2007 15:35:00

Your new book, "The Power of Nice," talks about using niceness as a business tool. Is that really a trend?

CNNMoney: Wall Street hits pause on TiVoupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 09:12:00

TiVo has been caught in a tug of war this year with investors alternately hitting the fast-forward and rewind button on the volatile stock.

CNNMoney: To TiVo or not to TiVoupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 10:13:00

Wall Street just can't figure out TiVo. Sure, most consumers love the digital video recorder company, which has become the equivalent of Kleenex or Google for the DVR industry.

Business 2.0: Hits & Missesupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 00:01:00

[HIT] Score one for the little guy. It was a moment execs at TiVo wanted to pause, rewind, and savor: In April a Texas jury handed the company a $74 million judgment in its lawsuit against Dish Net...

Business 2.0: Entertainment: Mobilizing the buddy listupdated: Thu May 18 2006 15:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - As high-speed wireless networks become ubiquitous, portable devices will become an essential way to stay connected to friends, family, and shared experiences. Call it the "mobile you" - a personalized set of social and entertainment services that will be available anytime, anyplace.

Business 2.0: Cops and bloggers join forces on LAPD siteupdated: Tue May 16 2006 14:26:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Boing Boing reports this morning that Chief William Bratton and the LAPD have gone Web 2.0, setting up a blog and a Flickr stream with the help of Sean Bonner at metroblogging. Bonner hopes "other law enforcement departments across the state, and country, will soon be following their lead." According to TechNewsWorld, the blog is part of the redesigned site which has seen its traffic more than double recently to 30 million "hits" a month, and which also includes "crime maps and an e-policing feature." While still nascent, this sort of thing puts a whole new, real-world spin on social computing. "What the blog does is allow people to take a look inside the LAPD," said Lt. Ruben De La Torre to TechNewsWorld. Beyond the financial implications for tools providers like Yahoo! (parent of Flickr), it should be interesting to see how the LAPD manages such transparency, not to mention the brave new world of user-contributed content.

Fortune: Players: The lawyerupdated: Fri May 12 2006 15:09:00

They may not be on any Walk of Fame, but without them, stars wouldn't be either. A look at the folks who find the jobs, make the deals, and handle the media exposure so those they represent stand out from the crowd.

Fortune: The evolving art of outwitting TiVoupdated: Thu May 11 2006 12:10:00

American TV viewers are no strangers to product placement. They've been seeing it in the past few years on everything from 24 to American Idol. The hottest trend: "brand integration," where product...

Business 2.0: Microsoft's hard sell backfiresupdated: Wed May 10 2006 12:09:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Competitors are used to Microsoft's strong arm tactics, but it turns out that the Windows maker doesn't exactly apply a soft touch to customers, either. At least one Microsoft employee has used a sleazy scare tactic to attempt to get a customer to buy more Microsoft software.

CNNMoney: TiVo to let viewers search for extended commercialsupdated: Mon May 08 2006 14:04:00

NEW YORK, May 8 (Reuters) - Television recording technology company TiVo Inc. on Monday said it launched a service that will allow its customers to search for and watch extended commercials when they choose.

Fortune: Outwitting TiVoupdated: Tue May 02 2006 14:41:00

American TV is already packed with product placements.

CNNMoney: Online video: Must-free TVupdated: Mon Apr 10 2006 10:06:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Who needs TiVo?

CNNMoney: Just say no to TiVoupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 06:11:00

Wall Street has a love-hate relationship with TiVo.

Business 2.0: Google drive roils startupsupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 15:34:00

As word leaked out about Google's plans for an online hard drive that can store users' files on Google servers, many observers wondered what would happen to the host of startups that already offer such services.'s Aaron Levie points out that his company already offers the service that Google is only thinking about today, though he concedes that Google's entry into the business could mean a bumpy road ahead. And the competition isn't just small fry: a Google online-drive service would also compete with offerings from Time Warner's AOL, which acquired Xdrive last fall.

Business 2.0: Comcast Bets on Interactive TVupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

Interactive TV may finally be ready for prime time, and it could be a way to wean consumers off TiVo-style commercial-skipping. The technology, which lets viewers change camera angles and shop usin...

CNNMoney: TiVo may let you search for TV adsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 06:09:00

TiVo, the television service that has made it easier for viewers to skip commercials, is reportedly close to working out a deal with major advertising agencies to make it easier for its customers to watch the commercials they want to view.

CNNMoney: TiVo's Apple juiceupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 12:39:00

NEW YORK ( - TiVo meet iPod. It sounds like a marriage made in techie heaven.

Business 2.0: Taming the Wi-Fi Beastupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

Home is where the Wi-Fi is. and the more Wi-Fi you get in your home, the bigger the business opportunity becomes. With a raft of new Wi-Fi-hungry devices arriving for the holiday season, consumers ...

CNNMoney: Time to press pause on TiVo?updated: Fri Sep 09 2005 09:05:00

With the new fall television season just over a week away, some couch potatoes are dreading this choice: watching the second season of ABC's critically acclaimed "Lost" and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Pentagon drama "E-Ring", set to air at the same time on Wednesday nights on NBC.

Fortune: HOW THE WEB WILL SAVE THE COMMERCIALupdated: Mon Aug 08 2005 00:01:00

Imagine an evening at home a few years from now. You and your family have staked out your usual spots in front of the TV. Make that TVs. Upstairs your teenager, who has a report due on the history ...

Money Magazine: If These Walls Could Talkupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

Home, sweet home. The phrase doesn't inspire images of broadband connections, radio waves and wireless sensors, does it? Even though all kinds of technology exists to make houses more, well, high-t...

CNNMoney: Tivo spikes on buy rating, $16 targetupdated: Tue May 24 2005 12:04:00

TiVo's stock rallied Tuesday after an analyst at First Albany initiated coverage of the company with a 'strong buy' rating, setting a price target of $16.

CNNMoney: The wired homeupdated: Mon May 16 2005 15:09:00

Home, sweet home. The phrase doesn't inspire images of broadband connections, radio waves and wireless sensors, does it?

CNNMoney: 5 inventions to change your lifeupdated: Fri Mar 18 2005 10:18:00

Legend has it that in 1899, bureaucrat Charles Duell proclaimed that "everything that can be invented has been invented."

CNNMoney: Hope for TiVoupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 10:05:00

The demise of TiVo, it turns out, may have been greatly exaggerated.

CNNMoney: Does anyone want TiVo?updated: Wed Mar 09 2005 09:15:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Shares of TiVo have surged nearly 20 percent in the past month. But some analysts think investors need to hit the rewind button on the stock.

Business 2.0: The Tivo Killerupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

Remember copycats? Now they're known as "fast followers." Whatever you call the practice, it can be a quick path to riches. Take EchoStar, the nation's second-largest satellite TV provider. Barely ...

Business 2.0: Mr. Advertainmentupdated: Sat Jan 01 2005 00:01:00

Mindshare Entertainment president Peter Tortorici—and his clients—will not be ignored. Let the rest of the advertising industry stand by as jaded, TiVo-wielding viewers tune out commercials. Tortor...

Business 2.0: Home Entertainment to Goupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

TiVo won't go down in history for its business plan. But it will be remembered as the company that perfected "time-shifting"—the idea that you can watch what you want, when you want, without being ...

Business 2.0: How To Keep Your Cool When The Whole World is Watchingupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

Ever since you were tabbed to restore the luster of Citigroup's brokerage unit in 2002, your life has been under a microscope. Last month, you became CFO of the entire company, which set off a flur...

CNNMoney: New DVR may edge out TiVoupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 08:27:00

DirecTV is getting ready to unveil a digital video recorder (DVR) service in mid-2005 that could duplicate virtually every feature now available from current partner TiVo, a published report said Monday.

CNNMoney: Can TiVo save sports?updated: Fri Oct 15 2004 12:59:00

Most broadcasters and advertisers fear TiVo.

CNNMoney: Techs up when chips are downupdated: Tue Sep 07 2004 15:53:00

Technology stocks managed to finish higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off news that brokerage Lehman Brothers downgraded its ratings on Intel Corp. and National Semiconductor Corp.


Obituaries for the nearly departed TiVo Inc. have been written up for months now, all ready to go when the sad day comes.

Business 2.0: The 800-Lb. Copycat Set-top box maker Scientific-Atlanta has been outselling TiVo with its cheaper, simpler DVRs.updated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

When TiVo began developing its first digital video recorder, engineers spent countless hours designing the ultimate user-friendly device. They redesigned the remote control dozens of times before s...

CNNMoney: Investors eye GDP reportupdated: Fri Aug 27 2004 05:45:00

Stock futures were mixed Friday following news that economic growth was slower than initially thought in the second quarter.

CNNMoney: Stocks to watch Fridayupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 17:27:00

Wall Street is poised for more active trading on Friday, when investors will get more clues about the state of the economy.

CNNMoney: TiVo investors gird for earningsupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 15:05:00

It's too bad you can't use a TiVo to record the company's upcoming analysts' meeting, because the earnings call at the close of market Thursday will be of interest to investors and subscribers alike.

CNNMoney: TiVo at the crossroadsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 13:10:00

Last week's Federal Communications Commission decision granting TiVo the "right to innovate" and add a limited file-sharing service to its digital video recorder should have made a banner week for the company.

CNNMoney: TiVo locked in copyright battleupdated: Thu Jul 22 2004 08:26:00

Hollywood Studios and the National Football League are going to battle with TiVo Inc., the maker of digital video recorders, alleging that its technology compromises the copyright of their shows, according to a published report Thursday

Fortune: Nightmare on Madison Avenue Media fragmentation, recession, fed-up clients, TiVo--it's all trouble, and the ad business is caughupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 00:01:00

BBDO, one of the most respected ad agencies on Madison Avenue, has had a rude awakening. The agency is famed for its hip commercials like the Pepsi Twist spot, in which aging rocker Ozzy Osbourne w...

CNNMoney: A $5,000, high-tech toiletupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 07:27:00

A Japanese toilet maker is introducing a high-tech $5,000 toilet to the U.S. market, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: TiVo posts loss, subscribers growupdated: Tue May 25 2004 16:21:00

TiVo, the maker of digital video recorders, reported Tuesday that losses grew in the first quarter even as total subscribers rose sharply.

CNNMoney: Test time for TiVoupdated: Mon May 24 2004 15:21:00

Google, iPod, and TiVo have something in common: Each has managed, like Kleenex, to turn its brand name into a synonym for its product category.

CNNMoney: It's the consumer, stupid!updated: Thu Apr 15 2004 12:00:00

The first week of the tech earnings flood is coming to a close. So what have we learned so far?

Business 2.0: When the Network Meets the Net TiVo's Mike Ramsay wants to plug viewers into more than cable and satelliupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 00:01:00

TiVo is under siege. From Hollywood to Madison Avenue, the word itself is almost a curse. And those who aren't muttering it are copying it. In the latter camp are most of the cable and satellite co...

Fortune: TiVo's Dreams Come True...Sort Ofupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 00:01:00

When Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton co-founded TiVo in 1997, they could only have dreamed that three million people would one day use digital video recorders. But now that it has happened, TiVo is faci...

CNNMoney: Stocks to watch Fridayupdated: Thu Mar 04 2004 17:20:00

U.S. stocks, which have shown signs of weakness in recent sessions after a year-long rally, may face some resistance on Friday as investors will try to digest a mid-quarter outlook from tech bellwether Intel Corp. and Friday's jobs report.

Business 2.0: Battle Gearupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

The Archos AV320 is TiVo for the road, complete with its own 3.8-inch screen. The guts of this 12.5-ounce handheld is a hard drive that stores 80 hours of video from any source. A snap-on camera sh...

Fortune: 8 Subscription Burnout Bill me later? How about never?updated: Mon Feb 23 2004 00:01:00

Perhaps you're thinking of getting a new watch. Yours is so passe: It only tells time. Thanks to Microsoft, now you can buy a watch that receives news, weather, e-mail, sports scores, stock prices,...

Fortune: The Best of The Rest These products were significantly better than their rivals--though not necessarily updated: Mon Dec 22 2003 00:01:00


Business 2.0: Gone In 30 Seconds The classic TV spot can't dominate advertising much longer. Here's my prediction: Web-based updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Let's consider a few fun stats. First, broadband has reached nearly 39 percent of all Internet-connected households and is expected to be in 79 percent in five years. Next, research firm In-Stat/MD...

Business 2.0: Gizmosupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Kitchen Aid

Money Magazine: Calling All Couch Potatoesupdated: Fri Aug 01 2003 00:01:00

Philips' new DirecTV/TiVo-powered receiver (DSR708) is a great gift for TV fanatics. For $299 (plus $33.99 and up a month for DirecTV and $4.99 a month for TiVo), you get the double whammy of Direc...

Fortune: Drowning In Media? New Software Tells You What You Likeupdated: Mon Jul 21 2003 00:01:00

Coldplay, my favorite band, is performing on a Saturday Night Live rerun tonight, but I wouldn't have known about it had I not gotten an e-mail this morning. The message came from something on AOL ...

Money Magazine: How To Wi-Fi Your Home It's a lot easier to get unwired than you might thinkupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

It's an ordinary Saturday afternoon: You're in the bedroom sending e-mails from your laptop when your wife, who's in the kitchen, picks up her Pocket PC and swoops into your hard drive to copy the ...

Fortune: Ads Invade Videogames! Savvy marketers are eyeing one of the last ad-free zones.updated: Mon May 26 2003 00:01:00

Now that TiVo is officially a verb ("I TiVo'd Alias so I wouldn't have to watch the commercials..."), how will advertisers reach increasingly elusive young consumers? Many companies are turning to ...

FSB: Digital Domain Draw the curtains: It's showtime. The latest audio and video goodies turn any living room into a updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

Ah, the good old days. A slice of pizza was a nickel, a movie was a quarter, and the trickiest decision when choosing a television set was whether to get color or black and white. I typically don't...

Fortune: I Want My File-Served TV! If you want to watch Gilligan's antics, you'll order an episode from a server in updated: Mon Jun 24 2002 00:01:00

Let me offer up a vision of the future of television.

Fortune: Program-free Commercials You thought TV ads were going to disappear in the future. You were silly.updated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

The postwar history of American advertising, like the postwar history of pretty much everything, can be divided into three stages. First came the Age of Innocence, in which people who made ads dran...


Best invention that'll change life as we know it. Enjoy your home? Sure you do. But how about one that turns on lights, heats your dinner and tells you the neighbor stopped by while you were out? I...

Fortune: All TV, All the Time With its new Ultimate TV service, Microsoft has a better video recorder. But when it updated: Mon Apr 30 2001 00:01:00

Microsoft's new Ultimate TV enhanced television service raises the obvious question: What is so "ultimate" about it? If your idea of ultimate television is surfing through 225 satellite channels, m...

Fortune: TiVo Is Smart TV (But Hey, Brains Aren't Everything.) It was supposed to change everything: TV, advertising, even updated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

No one could ever accuse anybody at TiVo of understatement. "TiVo is the first and only post-Internet Big Idea," CEO Mike Ramsay unabashedly proclaimed over dinner at a popular Palo Alto restaurant...

FSB: A Room With a View A wish list of audio and video equipment to digitize the den or electrify your living roomupdated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

Remember when home entertainment amounted to an evening in front of the RCA, a few hands of gin rummy, and a fistful of Jiffy Pop? Times, taste, and technology have changed a lot over the years. Wi...

Fortune: Give Commercials A Break Forget the death of advertising. It's not going away. What's really happening is updated: Mon Jan 22 2001 00:01:00

Is advertising dead? It sure seems that way, at least in my own life as a consumer. I rarely click on a Web page banner, I assiduously avoid ads in consumer magazines, I use my TiVo to fast-forward...

Money Magazine: Richard Smith Battles Tech Snoops A cybersleuth searches the Web for corporate privacy violations.updated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

Richard M. Smith wants to make sure the phrase "Internet privacy" doesn't wind up an oxymoron. As chief of technology for the newly created Privacy Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit group, Smith...

Fortune: Who's Afraid Of TiVo? The Myth Of Destructive Extrapolationupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

I predict that mass culture will persist.

Fortune: Wireless Web on Phones? Forget It! Investors and techies love the idea that we'll all soon get tons of cool updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

Billions of cell phones! That thought turns the knees of investors and analysts to jelly--and their brains to slush. Their cell phone fantasy goes something like this: Over the next few years peopl...

Fortune: Here Come The Next Must-Have Tech Products Loaded with gee-whiz features, digital set-top boxes will replace updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Confused by "set-top boxes" yet? I am, and by this fall, you will be too. Walk into Best Buy, Circuit City, or any other major consumer electronics retailer, and you'll see the first manifestations...


Bob Wright is experiencing technical difficulties. Because his job as president and CEO of NBC requires him to watch a lot of television, he has one VCR in his office, one in his car, and another i...

Fortune: The VCR's Days Are Numbered BOXES THAT CHANGE THE WAY YOU WATCH TVupdated: Mon Aug 02 1999 00:01:00

A new generation of digital video recorders is hitting the market with the promise that everything your old VCR can do, they can do better. Using computer technology and an easy-to- understand inte...

Fortune: Goodbye to TV As We Know It Thanks to smart new VCR-like machines from Silicon Valley, the viewer is king, media moguls are fretupdated: Mon Aug 02 1999 00:01:00

It beggars belief that a revolutionary gadget launched from the valley of digital hype--a technology that promises to transform TV at least as much as cable and satellites have--could somehow slip ...

Fortune: Why Digital Devices Will Proliferate FORGET THE FREE PCupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Of course the PC isn't going away, but we are moving beyond it into the age of digital and intelligent gadgets. Anything that runs on electricity is being computerized, and gizmos will become the t...

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