Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tivo Set To Take Over Planet

Huge news for Tivo and those who own Tivo stock...

Time Warner and all of the other cable & satellite companies that distribute non-Tivo DVRs are going to be handing over a boatload of cash very soon.

And if they are lucky, customers who use the aforementioned (and inferior) generic DVRs might get upgraded to the bliss that is Tivo as part of the deal.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld TiVo Inc.'s claims that Dish Network Corp. infringed on one of its patents, sending TiVo's shares up almost 29 percent.

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with a lower court that digital video recorders distributed by Dish, formerly known as EchoStar Communications Corp., violated the software elements of TiVo's patent. The court overturned the lower court's ruling that Dish infringed on the hardware elements of the patent.

But the appeals court said the violation of the software claims was sufficient to uphold the entire $89.6 million in damages the lower court awarded TiVo. More...

3 comments:

Joe said...

Hey Dolf... can you take a peek at this post when you have a sec and perhaps provide a little perspective?

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=383440

Also, have you noticed we suddenly get the SDV channels - nice of TWC to relent on that one.

Thx, Joe

InocntBystndr said...

Dolf-

Or should I say "Johnny"...or "Alberto"...

Wanted to congratulate you on a nice effort on your recent American Idol tryouts.

Sorry that Paula, Randy and Simon didn't pass you through to
Hollywood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCaIYGUYv1c&feature=related

I thought the haircut was nice for round two, and at least you ever-so slightly "gayed-down" your Johnny performance compared to that outlandish "Alberto" performance seen below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BqKFS2o_1I

InocntBystndr said...

censorship blows...

that Johnny clip from AI was dead on you, and you know it