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Well -- although it from search -- -- motor -- they can do not taking the first steps to put -- solely computer driven car on the road.
In a few years I -- announcement bottom line it'll be better than.
And my -- driving it anyway this is after spending millions developing Google goggles those clunky expensive -- is -- -- Search the Internet presumably as you drive it as you well.
So instead of searching for wacky new ideas my next guest is saying it might be time for Google to focus on what made -- big to Begin went.
And -- to -- to its roots.
Talk about a guy -- -- got back to his roots of the T note TiVo's CEO Tom Rochester and this it's up.
Great to be here in -- what do you make of this -- was that what I hear these kind of ideas I understand companies want to expand.
-- that this seems a little.
First time I've ever been asked to be an auto analyst I'll -- of that says.
Cool what you have to say is an incredible company and for any CEO to criticize who will give and it's incredible success as a little pop.
It is very hard for companies to do one thing.
And sometimes do another that's just a little away from their original proposition to do something that is extremely.
Far away from what they originally set out to do can be very very far.
They didn't they know among the names that came up.
To buy a you've -- -- when went up -- -- on Microsoft came up as well couple others where as well that's.
Well there's a rumor every couple months about somebody being interest in behind -- But -- that's a good example in terms of their focus they went from computer search.
And advertising around that Tivo would be a natural kind of a little bit and the car.
But that's just -- Well they they.
Tried to do television they're out there with cool TV but that's an example of something that's a little off from where they started still about the user interface still about.
Advertising but -- a very different medium in the computer.
And of their first couple incarnations of that have not on very well.
And it you know so it's not so easy just to move from someplace for you have tremendous success to an area that might be slightly different we find that little -- Did does that mean for them -- that they're not they're now they're -- moment that we're gonna.
Take a pass -- Well I'm not commenting on any -- specific.
MNA opportunities for us or for the did it -- -- -- There's there's always speculation about the future of television and we just -- -- Lazar we know who that your company is in place.
Well I wouldn't characterize our company in play for very general -- overtures do you wanna be remain well.
All all all CEO's always want to do what's best for optimizing shareholder value and certainly we we we we wanna do that at the same time.
Right now we -- totally focused on.
What's the right way to drive the future of TV -- many people bet against Tivo when I took over this company five or six years ago.
People say there are others that are doing the digital video recorder.
-- TiVo's gonna go.
And in fact we redefine the company talking about moving from a different space than where you originally were.
We're not out there -- one.
Driver -- cards but we moved to defining a whole different way for people to get everything they want whenever they want it.
We -- doesn't hurt you when there are those existing products or -- satellite terrorism concerns have built in DVRs in the rest.
But now make people say whatever you're -- emissions are very easy to use and all that you yourself the company did did that that is.
What hurts -- Well when it came to war original core we have to go after satellite company -- we got over 600 million dollars from per infringement of our patents.
DirecTV we happen to license our technology to.
But in the end of the day so with every DirecTV -- the arts -- -- you -- a -- -- that.
License to some we have an operating agreement with -- others to -- its key -- experience that goes well beyond the DVR.
So sometimes we have entered into a patent license following -- litigation.
Other times which is our primary business we're trying to drive a whole new way to watch television goes we'd be on the DVR the DVR started as.
A way you can get things when you wanted it today.
They're renewing its opening -- up in the air in the cloud it's coming by a broad band.
And Arnett affects you -- and well that's that's -- we do today we take all that and put it into a way that people no matter where it's common problem.
Can get recorded get -- get video on demand get over the top Netflix Hulu that stuff.
All with one remote one -- one the easy way of accessing any thing.
Everything will be wireless then write everything will be.
I mean a different apple on different beast the likes -- some all of this -- this is -- download.
Well downloaded wireless -- -- -- -- -- different things but everything's gonna end up.
Internet protocol technology it's all gonna be -- -- distributed ultimately.
But that doesn't mean you don't need to frame that television experience so.
With all that choice or that chaos somebody needs to organize it may be usable -- that -- -- and that's the -- that's what we're about that's -- -- got its name it was making it easy and simple for couch potato.
To sit there and get what they wanted when they recorded something we simply expanded that concept to get what you want.
When you want it whether -- recording it or where you're getting it from these new sources that your talking about in the end of the day it's.
Get the choice you want really usually you can't channel flip any more.
You have to have a mechanism with all that choice they have -- personalized and easily accessible and by the way we measure people's readings along the way and in the business news arena yours are doing very well.
That's nice I liked it but it's something you do lending comes up a lot with whatever reshuffling to do -- NBC more.
This combined entity with Comcast's.
Would you ever go back.
Been there done that I'll tell you what we did together.
Setting -- are CME's -- CNBC you said it I didn't.
Would you -- Was that -- moment but I -- was a great moment you and I pioneered some together.
And having been part of creating.
Some terrific franchises that have turned that into a wonderful company and seeing what has happened and other Comcast and so one of I think there -- -- Aren't they gonna go full throttle on changes and well.
I'll -- I'll let them speak to that has anyone talked to I know I -- I will say Comcast is.
He is beginning to roll out Tivo in the Bay Area more -- that's the pump up and we're very proud of that.
That's -- very good diplomatic answer Tom Rogers thank you very very much always forget your lawyer but aren't.
An auto analyst I thought -- Tom thank you very much could.