TiVo, Yahoo! & The Power Of The Portal
Posted on Sunday, Nov 20 2005 @ 02:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
What a week in new media! Among a slew of announcements, TiVo and Yahoo! agreed to offer a new converged service offering, providing yet another dramatic illustration of the impact that Internet technology is having on how consumers experience media and entertainment. This comes on the heels of Apple's release of the video iPod, ABC's announcement that they will offer downloadable prime-time content to iTune's users, CBS and NBC announcing on-demand content for purchase, and UPN's trial streaming of "Everybody Hates Chris" from Google's video portal. If judging only by the announcements of the last couple months, an outsider might say that the Internet is fast becoming the hot spot for new mainstream media. The TiVo and Yahoo! announcement, however, deserves a second look.. Read on over at Designtechnica.