Peter Kafka

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Google Signs Rovi Patent Deal for TV Program Guides

Google has signed a patent deal with Rovi that will let the search giant use Rovi’s electronic TV guides for several years. A Rovi press release says the licenses cover “set-top boxes, as well as online and mobile platforms,” and that they’ll be put to use on the newly announced Google Fiber pay TV service.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google