Digital media maven TiVo
The market for digital video recorders will not last forever -- probably not beyond the next five years or so, in my estimation. But TiVo is ready for the next stage, where the winners will simply be the best at organizing the growing plethora of video on demand, downloadable and streamed videos, and new media forms we haven't even thought of yet.
"Basically, imagine being able to get anything you want to watch on your television set whenever you want it, whether recorded, downloaded or streamed," writes CEO Tom Rogers. "And imagine having search and discovery suggestions that are so personally relevant you are always guaranteed to have just what you wanted to see anytime you turn your TV on. A fantasy? Far into the future maybe? Not at all. This is essentially what TiVo offers today."
It's funny only because it is true. The latest TiVo systems have media-sharing features unrivaled by the best that Motorola
A TiVo box could do all of these things and more. I am encouraged by management's commitment to staying at the forefront of the media-center frontier, fighting off competent but flawed contenders like the Sony
A Google Android phone with TiVo-powered media management? I can hear the cash registers ringing already. TiVo makes a lot more sense as a software provider than as a hardware outfit.