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Amazon to provide some ‘Frank’ competition for TiVo, Slingbox: report


AMAZON IS DEVELOPING A NEW device dubbed Frank that will record live TV and stream that video to smartphones, similar to offerings now available from TiVo and Dish Network’s Slingbox.According to a Bloomberg report, the digital video recorder for the streaming era will include physical storage and connect to Amazon’s existing Fire TV boxes, the living room hub for the company’s online video efforts, according to an unnamed source quoted in the report.The Frank DVR has the same wireless technology that Amazon’s Echo speakers use to connect to Fire TV boxes. Currently, Fire TVs stream live content via the Amazon...