Tivo as digital hub?

Om Malik thinks Tivo’s
purchase of a startup called Strangeberry signals its intention to
become a hub for digital home entertainment.  Makes sense. 
Strangeberry is apparently made up of ex-Sun people, and the idea of
universal zero-configuration networking was a big element of Sun
co-founder Bill Joy’s Jini vision. 

Of course, all the major consumer PC vendors, most notably Gateway,
Sony, and HP, have similar dreams, as do Apple, Microsoft, and your
cable company.  This probably makes Tivo interesting acquisiton
bait.  But for whom?  Tivo is built on Linux, so it probably
isn’t a fit for any of the Windows-centric companies.  Or for
Apple, which has its own Rendezvous networking technology.