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While investor calls generally bore us, Netflix dropped quite the bombshell this afternoon: This quarter we will launch the first MVPD integrations in the U.S. As we did in Europe, we will start with U.S. MVPDs that use the TiVo set-top box and try to…
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Amazon is out with a release trumpeting their stellar Fire TV reviews and announcing several welcome updates. New Prime Browse While Amazon touts blazing fast quad core Fire TV speed, those gains are partially offset by inefficient browsing. Sure, the…
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Amen. Sonos has finally concluded that, under most conditions, they can provide reliable music streaming over existing WiFi networks without requiring their $50 Bridge. Not only does this represent a cost savings for potential new customers, but it also…
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Good point - they probably discovered higher sales when running those promos that bundled Bridges. I remember debating with them in early briefings like 2007 that they should use my existing WiFi network. 
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As the story goes, CableCARD support has deteriorated since the FCC inadvertently relaxed the requirement last year. Indeed, Tim Gibbons reached out this weekend regarding his inability to tune Fargo … and ignorance (at best) or deception (worst case)…
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Yesterday’s news, today! While we patiently await smartphone search from our Rokus, two notable updates worth sharing slipped my radar late last year. First, the originally anemic “USB Media Browser” has steadily improved as it evolved from a private…
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Next time, Dave, could I have tomorrow's news last Tuesday?
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A few weeks back, the USPTO published TiVo’s latest patent: Program Shortcuts, which is effectively an update to their 2009 patent. As a non-patent attorney industry observer who’s seen substantial resources wasted litigating a variety of obvious,…
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