As first disclosed at CES, Yahoo is moving into the PC DVR market in addition to providing other couch-based multimedia functionality. But why reinvent the wheel, when you can buy it? Congrats, Meedio — you’ve escaped ShowShifter’s fate! Back at CES, Thomas Hawk learned Go TV would be a free offering similar to Google’s method of buying up and distributing Picasa. I assume Yahoo will ultimately leverage the Meedio platform to interface with their music services and perhaps offer movie downloads. So I guess we can end speculation that Yahoo will buy TiVo… or can we?
Today is a big day for the team here at Meedio; we have sold most of our technology to Yahoo!
David Brott, Jeff (beergeek), Kenny (fasttech), Pedro (flea0) and I are joining Yahoo!’s Digital Home team. We’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Yahoo! in the past few months and we love the way they are developing the best, most user-friendly services for the Digital Home.