TiVo founders hit video replay button as they shift focus from DVRs to Internet streaming box

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In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, photo, Mike Ramsay, CEO of Qplay, poses for photographs after giving a demonstration of Qplay on a tablet device in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Barton, 55, left his long-time job as TiVo's chief technology officer in 2012, and reunited with Ramsay shortly after that departure. The two men launched InVisioneer, a San Jose, Calif., startup that is changing its name to Qplay. The company has raised an undisclosed amount of money from two of Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Redpoint Ventures.

"We believe all video in the future ultimately will be delivered over the Internet, and we believe we have come up with something that is even easier to use than TiVo," Ramsay said.

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