“You can’t spell TiVo without iTV. Does that mean a deal between the digital video recorder maker and Apple is inevitable? Some in the blogosphere seem to think so,” Tim Beyers writes for The Motley Fool.
Beyers writes, “On Tuesday, Matt Haughey of PVRblog.com reported a ‘wild rumor’ that claims Apple will license one or more TiVo patents for its soon-to-be-released iTV technology and rename iTV ‘Mac Media Capsule.'”
“So is there anything to this theory? Yes. Apple and TiVo are kindred spirits in that both appeal to the well-to-do technophile. Both also have a stake in how programming is delivered to you,” Beyers writes.
Beyers writes, “But that doesn’t mean it will happen. For now, Apple and TiVo are separate entities with common interests and uncommon enemies. If there’s a deal to be had it may simply be because TiVo has more than 100 patents and because Apple management has both the cash and the brainpower to avoid a needless court battle. Sexy? No. Exciting? Hardly. Probable? More so than any of the other conspiracy theories I’ve heard.”
Full article here.
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