Supposedly that wanted the tech for the failed Google Fiber TV. And then there is this too.That reminds me ... Didn't Google buy SageTV? Whatever happened there?
SageTV to go open source (four years after Google acquired the media center/DVR software) - Liliputing
In the battle with Amazon who knows what Google will acquire. But if they bought both Tivo and Pace...Amazon might sweat a little. And you would have Tivo's with enough memory and power for live streaming apps.