Time-shifting, streaming, and place-shifting have become a part of the modern television experience. All were pioneered by retail electronics products -- TiVo and the DVR in 1999, the Slingbox in 2005, and the Roku TV streamer in 2008. Over the past few years, we've seen televisions pile on and refine video features and the rise of cloud video services such as Aereo. But the three video pioneers are not just alive, they're expanding their businesses with new features and devices.
While video recording had ample precedent in the VCR, TiVo's hard drive-equipped box, with the black, antennae-equipped … Read more