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Joost

Joost to euthanize desktop client

by Mathew on September 5, 2008

My friend Om Malik says that he has it on good authority that Joost -- the much-hyped P2P online video startup run by the founders of Skype and Kazaa -- is planning to kill its desktop client. This news was likely met in many quarters by a resounding cry of "What took so long?" Although…
It's been awhile since I wrote about Joost, but the sudden departure this week of the company's chief technology officer -- which started out amicably and then became a firing -- made me want to take a look at the company again. Not that long ago, Joost was the flavour of the month: everyone wanted…

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An interesting tidbit from the very bottom of the blog post that Skype co-founder Janus Friis wrote about taking the early (and much smaller than anticipated) earnout from eBay on the Skype deal: Friis says that this will allow his friend Niklas Zennstrom and he more time to make venture investments through a "risk capital…

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So Joost says that it is now finally open to the public (Liz Gannes at NewTeeVee and Kara Swisher at BoomTown have the details, including interviews with CEO Mike Volpi), after a long beta program that started as invitation-only. But the streaming peer-to-peer TV project from the guys behind Kazaa and Skype -- Janus Friis…

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(Reading this New York Times story on VeohTV reminded me of the feature I did on Joost that ran in the newspaper on Saturday, so I thought I would cross-post it here for anyone who missed it.) Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the dynamic duo who revolutionized the online-music business with Kazaa and then the…

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