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TiVo dongle arrives years too late, as Xperi merger stops split

TiVo embraced the present at CES with its entrance into the streaming dongle market already dominated by Roku, Google and Amazon. Going up against the big guns is a gutsy move to stabilize the company’s hardware arm, as the DVR darling approaches yet another direction change on its recent rollercoaster journey. Just imagine what TiVo could have achieved had the company reacted immediately to the burgeoning connected TV landscape. The thought was undoubtedly there, likely suffering from a case of more pressing business restructuring priorities. Announced just as Faultline closed out its final issue of 2019 a fortnight ago, the ever-changing face of TiVo found a merger partner in the form of semiconductor and audio technology firm Xperi. This put…

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