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Google buys SageTV

While most people were busy celebrating Father's Day, Google was busy acquiring a company that fathers will enjoy - SageTV.  SageTV produces software for digital video recording and set-top boxes.

Most people (e.g., here and here) are assuming that Google will use SageTV to beef up Google TV, which is not doing as well as Google had expected.  A few people are thinking that Google might move SageTV technology into Android.

Grizzly Analytics thinks both:  It's a no-brainer that Google will use SageTV to strengthen GoogleTV.  But at the same time we predict that Google will start releasing GoogleTV content and systems into Android.  Good access to TV-style content would be a big hit, especially on Android-based tablets.

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