Tivo-Yahoo Partnership announced
“SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Yahoo Inc. and TiVo Inc. are teaming up to blend some of their services, a move that further fades the lines between offices and living rooms, TVs and PCs.
Under a partnership announced Monday, the two will collaborate to offer Yahoo’s Internet-based content and services through TiVo’s digital video recording devices.
Users of Yahoo’s TV page will be able to click on a record-to-TiVo button directly from a television program listing to remotely schedule recordings.
And in the coming months, possibly before the end of the year, Yahoo’s traffic and weather content, as well as its users’ photos will be viewable on televisions via TiVo’s broadband service and easy-to-use screen menu.”
This is part of what I term as the Unified Information Services Era. A period when Internet,Television, and Phone Services are all entering the home via one pipeline, and become an integrated service or utility.