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Dish, EchoStar Settle TiVo Patent Fight For $500 Million

Dish and EchoStar are paying TiVo half a billion dollars to settle a long-running patent fight over DVR technology. The two satellite TV companies will pay TiVo $300 million up front, and the remainder over 6 years, to settle suits that started in 2004. The settlement follows an April 20 legal victory for TiVo.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald