Saturday, August 18, 2012

Apple's set-top box cure: A TiVo acquisition | Apple - CNET News

Excerpt from a plausible pairing permutation profile
"What's a shorter route to TV set-top box utopia? Just buy TiVo.
Alfred Fried & Co. analyst Rich Tullo floated the TiVo idea in a research note. His reasons for arguing that Apple should buy TiVo go like this:
  • Apple could acquire TiVo for $1.5 billion to $2 billion. 
  • Apple could reverse engineer set-top boxes for $500 million, or buy TiVo, which would probably sue Apple anyway. 
  • The TiVo box would become an iBox. 
  • TiVo has valuable intellectual property for Apple. 
  • Cable companies already have deals with TiVo. "
Apple's set-top box cure: A TiVo acquisition | Apple - CNET News
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