TiVo tests pop-up-style ads

03/30/2005

What do internet consumers *hate* more than designer knock-off designer bags?  #!%^!* pop-up ads! Howver, the savvy marketers at TiVo seem to think their customer-base will react differently. TiVo tests pop-up-style ads | CNET News.com. Hmmm....

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I have yet to see these ads. They do defeat some of the purpose so as much as I love my TiVo, there is a line. They're not the only DVR/directory guide service.

Posted by: Wayne on Mar 30, 2005 9:17:52 AM

I'm sure someone will develop the TiVo equivalent of a pop-up blocker, which would be just the excuse my husband has been looking for to "hack" the TiVo.

Posted by: Jane on Mar 30, 2005 2:06:55 PM

Sadly, TiVO continues to be on the downward spiral.

They are a prime target to be bought out and have their hardware division gutted and start licensing their software within the next 12-18 months. The software (including the new API) and their really slick, intuitive controller is all TiVO really has going for them and now they are going to contaminate a good thing with popup ads?

They need a miracle. Badly.

Posted by: TDavid on Mar 31, 2005 1:37:10 AM

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