The moral of the story: Sometimes you can accurately identify the next big thing in technology, flawlessly execute a plan to offer that technology, and still get squashed.I, personally, think it's a bit early to call an end to this story. After all, the TiVo name has become a leading brand and unique product-identifier -- not DVR, as was hoped. So, in that aspect alone, I would hope that someone could figure out how to make some money. I hope these guys can make it work, it would be a blunder of extraordinary proportions if they didn't.
Mike Langberg, from the Mercury News, has an interesting review of the TiVo story and current situation. He says this: