Friday, January 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Verizon To Let USers Opt Out Supercookies
Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Options For The Enterprise
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
HDDs Shipments Increased In 2014
FCC To Fine AT&T For Unathorized Operation Of Wireless Stations
Active Discussions
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
full screen wide screen
Hi
 Home > News > General Computing > Yahoo t...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, November 07, 2005
Yahoo to Connect Services With TiVo


Yahoo and TiVo are are teaming up to connect Yahoo's online service to TiVo's set-top boxes, which, in addition to recording television programs, have a largely unused capability to connect to the Internet.

The deal will allow TiVo, which has been struggling to differentiate its service from generic video recorders offered by cable and satellite companies, to offer a range of content and services linked to the Internet.

Conversely, Yahoo is working to move its services from personal computers to other devices, including mobile phones and - by way of devices like TiVo - the television set.

This month, TiVo users will be able to use Yahoo's television listings to find programs and, by checking the appropriate boxes, send instructions to their TiVos to record those shows.

In coming months, TiVo users will be able to view on their televisions pictures that have been stored on the Yahoo Photos site, as well as local weather and traffic information from Yahoo.

Notably absent from the deal is a way for TiVo users to watch video via Yahoo.

TiVo subscribers already have the ability to remotely schedule recordings from the TiVo Web site, but this will give the DVR pioneer a way to potentially tap Yahoo's large user base and gain some much-needed new customers.

The Alviso, Calif.-based company has about 3.6 million subscribers but it accrued fewer new customers in its last fiscal second quarter than it did the previous year, according to the company's financial report released in August. And though the company posted its first profit in its eight-year history during that quarter, some analysts question whether the company can continue to grow as satellite and cable companies develop their own DVR technology that offer lower subscription fees.

Meanwhile, Yahoo, the leading destination on the Web, is seeing tremendous growth as more people turn to the Internet for news, entertainment, communication, and other services.

But the Internet giant is also under constant pressure from rivals Google and Microsoft to expand its own offerings.

So far, attempts to combine the Internet and television, like WebTV from Microsoft, since renamed MSNTV, have had limited appeal. America Online abandoned its similar AOLTV product. Some manufacturers, like Thompson, have put Web browsers into high-end televisions, but this feature has not caught on.


Previous
Next
Yahoo, Google to Launch New Wireless Services        All News        Europe Inflight Mobile Framework Next Year
Yahoo, Google to Launch New Wireless Services     General Computing News      Renesas to Introduce HDMI Technology From Silicon Image

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Yahoo To Spin-Off Remaining Stake in Alibaba Group
Yahoo Almost Reaches Bing In US Search Share
Ebola, Frozen and Ariana Grande Top Yahoo's Most-Searched
Yahoo to Buy BrightRoll
Yahoo Reports High Revenue and Profit
Will Revamped Tumblr Compete With Youtube?
Yahoo To Shutter More Products, Responds To Proxy Battle
New TiVo Mega DVR Comes With 24 TB of Storage Capacity
Yahoo, Google To Encrypt Web Mail
Yahoo, ComScore To Jointly Offer Online ad Measurements
Yahoo to Buy Flurry to Strengthen Mobile Products
Yahoo 2Q Revenue Fall

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .