Pigskins and shenanigans played key parts in this week's Wall Street flick.
Go long, TiVo
The new pro football season kicked off on Thursday night. Earlier in the day, I had written about TiVo's
I went ahead and checked it out as the defending champion Steelers and Dolphins went at it in Pittsburgh. Logging in was a bit of a drag. That TiVo remote just wasn't cut out for inputting user names and passwords. However, I had to do that only once, and after that, the service worked as promised. After Ronnie Brown barreled into the end zone to tie the game up in the second quarter, I hit my TiVo button and worked my way to my league scoreboard to see my team credited with Brown's score.
Man, I love TiVo. Before long, you may as well just staple us to the living room sofas! More importantly than my own "Oooh, this is cool" moment, the patent-rich and profit-poor company is finally starting to see that it needs to win back investors. If TiVo -- a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation -- keeps impressing me like this, it'll leave me little reason but to be an investor in the company, as well as a happy subscriber.
Google goes back to the future
In a move that is sure to please history buffs like my father, Google
You've got to hand it to News Corp.
MySpace is in an intriguing position. It is a hub for local artists, and it can take advantage of a market that Apple Computer
OK, there are a few sites doing some cool things for local artists, but none has the ability to scale the service in mainstream fashion like Apple or Microsoft or even Google does. Let's see what MySpace's offering ultimately looks like; if it will allow the bands on MySpace Music to sell directly to the end user on such a popular platform, that race for eardrums may be as good as over.
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look back. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.