Friday, June 23, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Toshiba Open to Further Talks With Western Digital About Chip Unit Sale
Foxconn Confirms US Investment Plan
Tesla Could Enter the Music-Streaming Business
Youtube Unveils New VR180 Format
Asus Vivobook S Launches today at $700
Facebook Focuses on Groups to Bring More People and Ad Dollars Onboard
Samsung Bundles a 24" USB-C monitor With Galaxy Book
Sega Brings Free Classic Games to Smartphones
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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
Verizon Completes Yahoo acquisition, Meet Oath and Altaba
Yahoo Stockholders Approve Sale of Yahoo's Operating Business to Verizon
Yahoo's First-quarter Revenue Jumps
Verizon Is Moving Yahoo and AOL Under the New Name "Oath"
U.S. Charges Russian Spies Over Yahoo Hacks
32 Million Yahoo Accounts Were Compromised Using Malicious Cookies
Verizon and Yahoo Agree to Lowered $4.48 billion Deal
Yahoo Unveils New Malicious Activity To User's Accounts
Yahoo Sees Verizon Deal Closing in Second Quarter
Yahoo To be Named Altaba, Mayer to Depart Following Verizon Deal
Yahoo Unveils New Security Breach
Yahoo's 2016 Top Searched Celebrities, News Stories, Fashion Trends, and More

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .