TiVo (TIVO +1.6%) closes up slightly after an Albert Fried analyst suggests Apple would be...

|About: TiVo Inc. (TIVO)|By:, SA News Editor

TiVo (TIVO +1.6%) closes up slightly after an Albert Fried analyst suggests Apple would be well-advised to buy the company, in light of its reported set-top box efforts. Though Apple's home-grown approach to hardware and software development makes TiVo look like an innocuous fit, the company's patents, deals with cable providers, and technology for integrating with cable networks could all be useful to Apple, the firm argues.