Shouldn’t TiVo simply buy Akimbo?

TiVo is making it obviously plain that it wants to become a big player in the Internet (video) download service, having signed a deal with the Independent Film Channel. The trials are supposed to start soon. Akimbo, on the other hand has already finished its trials, and has been able to sign-up a lot of content partners including A&E, Food Network, Wine TV, and House & Garden. It has also developed content that would allow video blogs to be downloaded to the Akimbo box. I am not sure how much of technology match is there between the two platforms, but the content partnerships should be of primary attraction to TiVo. Akimbo’s problem is getting enough big enough footprint to become a legitimate force in the Internet download business. On the surface, this one should make sense!

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