Wednesday, November 23, 2011
  • TiVo Protects Its Patents, Bets Big On Advanced TV

    TiVo's losses in the third quarter were partly due to legal costs that accrued as the company gears up for at least one patent infringement case in January.TiVo CEO Tom Rogers said protecting patents is a key strategic objective for the company. The company is also betting big on providing DVR and other advanced TV services to cable and satellite operators worldwide. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf

    Setting up its broader digital TV strategy, Microsoft just announced the acquisition of video discovery technology provider VideoSurf. Per the deal, Microsoft plans to integrate the technology into its entertainment platform, including Xbox 360. Press reports put the acquisition price at around $70 million. ...Read the whole story

  • EBay Intros 'Couch Commerce' For Holiday

    Buoyed by reams of data (including some from its PayPal subsidiary), the online marketplace is expecting a shift in the way people will do their holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend. As soon as the meal is done, consumers will head to their couches to shop. ...Read the whole story

  • Tommy Hilfiger Launches Holiday House Par-tay

    "The Hilfigers" are a diverse "family" of Americans living in a mansion, with trendy threads and a Millennial demographic, save for the fashionable patriarchs, perhaps meant as avatars for the real Tommy Hilfiger. Besides TV, in-cinema and online, the effort includes global print and outdoor. ...Read the whole story

  • CBS Sweeps Monday, 'Men' Leads Lineup

    CBS had another easy time in winning Monday prime time among key viewers. But all its shows dropped week-to-week. The top-rated show on the night continues to be "Two and a Half Men," at a strong 5.2/13. ...Read the whole story

  • PUMA Unveils Pumagility Brand

    The German shoe company says the launch is the largest investment it has made in the U.S. this year, and that the new sneaker offers maximum stability and flexibility, with funky foam shapes that compress on impact to widen the base of the shoe. ...Read the whole story

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