Suggestions So Verizon just patented Tivo Suggestions. Sounds very innovative considering Tivo did in back in the 90's.
But the PTO probably approved it because Verizon said it was being done on the network as if that makes any bloody difference. Afterall slidelock switches have existed for more than 200 years but apple puts on in software and suddenly it's a patentable invention.
said by rahvin112:This reads nothing like that. This is more like database caching using logic to determine what should be stored on faster media (i.e. inhouse DVR) and on slower (network or "cloud").
So Verizon just patented Tivo Suggestions. Sounds very innovative considering Tivo did in back in the 90's.
Of course a patent application doesn't mean any intention of actually implementing a product.
Oh, and Tivo stole most of what they do from ReplayTV.
I mean really? Analyzing viewer count data of shows to determine which are watched the most and move it elsewhere to save room on CPE? How the fuck is that a revolutionary idea? It's a great idea, but not deserving of a patent.
Not yelling at you.