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January 28, 2004 | From Reuters and Bloomberg News
A capital infusion for TiVo Inc., a maker of videorecorders that pause and replay live television shows, drove its stock to a six-month high Tuesday. Shares of the Alviso, Calif.-based company jumped $1.21, or 12%, to $11 on Nasdaq after the firm said it raised $74 million in a secondary stock offering. Tivo said it sold 8 million shares at $9.30 each -- a 5% discount to Monday's closing stock price of $9.79.
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June 6, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
This post has been updated. See below for details. Shares of TiVo Inc. jumped more than 8% on Thursday because of a report that the set-top box maker had reached a settlement with Google's Motorola Mobility unit.  TiVo sued Motorola last year for billions of dollars for patent infringement over its digital video recording technology. Motorola previously hit TiVo with a lawsuit over its DVR technology in 2011.  Bloomberg News...
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BUSINESS
October 15, 2002 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Actor Hank Azaria hasn't started shooting his first film, but it's already been booked on half a million screens. Of course, they're small screens. But then, it's a short film. The screens are television sets connected to a TiVo Inc. personal video recorder, a high-tech version of a VCR. San Jose-based TiVo recently struck a deal with Standard Film Trust, which produces short films directed by celebrities, to transmit an undetermined number of the trust's films to TiVo recorders.
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March 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
TiVo Inc. reported a narrower loss in the fourth quarter as lower costs buoyed the bottom line in the face of a 20% drop in revenue. The Alviso, Calif., maker of digital video recorders with time-shifting technology lost $3.6 million, or 4 cents a share, compared with a loss of $6.4 million, or 6 cents, a year earlier. Sales were $59.2 million, down from $74.1 million. The results beat the average forecast of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, which had expected a loss of 10 cents a share on sales of $54.7 million.
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June 8, 2006
TiVo Inc. launched a service that lets users watch video and other images downloaded from the Internet on their TV sets.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2006
Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo Inc. introduced a set-top box that could record two television shows at once to compete with companies that offer lower-priced devices and on-demand services.
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September 30, 1999 | Times Staff Reports
The much-anticipated initial public offering of personalized TV service TiVo Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., was priced at $16, above the $11-to-$13 range. Shares will begin trading today on Nasdaq under the symbol TIVO.
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December 2, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo Inc. will offer Internet content through its boxes, including a movie-ticket service and podcasts, to compete with cable and satellite companies. Subscribers can use their TiVo remote control to buy movie tickets through Fandango Inc. They also can listen to radio programs, view shared photos through Yahoo Inc.'s service and check traffic and weather.
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October 9, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
TiVo Inc. is introducing music to its mix of entertainment services, offering owners of the company's digital video recorders access through their televisions to RealNetworks Inc.'s Rhapsody music service. TiVo subscribers with broadband-connected set-top boxes will be able to listen to music streamed over the Internet from Rhapsody, which has a catalog of more than 4 million songs.
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June 22, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
TiVo Inc., the pioneer of digital video recorders, said Steve Sordello had resigned as chief financial officer to take the same role at an undisclosed Silicon Valley company. TiVo is beginning a search for a new CFO, the Alviso, Calif.-based company said. Sordello will stay on board for an unspecified period of time to assist in the transition, company spokesman Elliot Sloane said.
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November 26, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
TiVo Inc., the pioneer of digital video recorders, reported a profit in its fiscal third quarter after winning $105 million from Dish Network Corp. in a patent-infringement lawsuit. Net income was $100.6 million, or 98 cents a share, in the period ended Oct. 31, compared with a loss of $8.27 million, or 8 cents, a year earlier, Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo said. Revenue fell 15% to $64.5 million, beating the $62.8-million average of analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Dish, the second-largest U.S. satellite-television provider, agreed last month to pay TiVo the $105 million after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its appeal.
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October 30, 2008 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Chmielewski is a Times staff writer.
Netflix Inc. continues to expand the reach of its "Watch Instantly" video streaming service, striking a deal to make its movie and TV shows available to about 1 million TiVo owners who have high-speed Internet connections. The partnership represents a bit of back to the future for Netflix and TiVo Inc. They originally announced a video-on-demand deal in fall 2004. That earlier agreement unraveled because of a combination of technology and rights issues.
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October 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Supreme Court refused Monday to disturb a $74-million judgment against Dish Network Corp. for violating a patent held by TiVo Inc. involving digital video recorders. Without comment, the justices declined to consider Dish's appeal. In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed with a lower court that digital video recorders distributed by Dish, formerly known as EchoStar Communications Corp., violated the software elements of Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo's patent.
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August 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
TiVo Inc. posted a quarterly profit for only the third time in its 11-year history Wednesday as the pioneer in digital video recorders boosted margins on hardware and reduced marketing costs in its fiscal second quarter. It was also the first time that TiVo had back-to-back quarters of profit. The Alviso, Calif., company reported net income of $2.9 million, or 3 cents a share, contrasted with a loss of $17.7 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a loss of 2 cents a share in the quarter that ended July 31. However, TiVo shares declined in extended trading after the company said its revenue in the current quarter would fall short of analysts' expectations at $49 million to $51 million.
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May 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Digital video recorder pioneer TiVo reported Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter net income more than quadrupled as costs for marketing and research declined. Alviso, Calif.-based TiVo Inc. earned $3.6 million, or 4 cents a share, in the three months ended April 30, up from $835,000, or 1 cent, a year earlier. Revenue for services and technology totaled $54.9 million, down from $58.1 million last year. Analysts, on average, had expected TiVo to post a loss of 1 cent a share on service and technology sales of $55.6 million, according to a poll by Thomson Financial.
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March 6, 2008 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
TiVo Inc. has been thinking outside the box. The Alviso, Calif.-based maker of digital video recorders said Wednesday that efforts to broaden its focus led to a decline in sales but a narrower fourth-quarter loss. TiVo lost $6.4 million, or 6 cents a share, on $74.1 million in revenue in the quarter that ended Jan. 31. It lost $19.5 million, or 20 cents, a year earlier. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected a loss of $10.2 million, or 11 cents a share. The set-top box maker has spent two years diving into a wide array of businesses, including licensing its technology to cable companies, facilitating movie and music downloads, selling interactive TV ads and providing research on whether those ads are being watched.
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May 9, 2003 | From Reuters
TiVo Inc. said it would license a basic version of its service to makers of DVD players. TiVo Basic is a free service that will allow users to pause live TV shows and record programs by time and date. TiVo said Toshiba Corp. would be the first company to produce a DVD player with TiVo Basic.
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June 14, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
TiVo Inc. said it planned to introduce its digital video recording service in China this year in a bid to boost its financial performance. TiVo has been expanding overseas to raise earnings after it posted its third-straight quarterly loss last month. The Alviso, Calif., company is trying to tap rising personal wealth in China, the world's fastest-growing major economy, where per-capita disposable income in towns and cities increased at an annual rate of 10.8% in the first quarter.
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January 21, 2008 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
TiVo Inc. is more famous than it is rich. The Alviso, Calif., company is best known for its pioneering device that lets television viewers record, pause and rewind live TV shows. But despite its watershed technology and near household-name recognition, TiVo has struggled to make money, posting only two profitable quarters since its founding in 1997. Its subscriber base has slipped to 4.1 million from 4.5 million in 2006. Since Chief Executive Thomas S.
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November 30, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
TiVo Inc. said Thursday that it won a victory in a regulatory ruling on its digital video recording patents, halting a key challenge by satellite television operator EchoStar Communications Corp. to TiVo's intellectual property claims. The decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office validates a set of TiVo's "time warp" patents covering technology that lets TiVo's boxes record, pause and rewind live television.
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