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I've come to realize something recently. All this news around Joost and TV-on-the-Internet is interesting and disruptive and cool, but it doesn't match with my interests as much as I thought. I don't really care so much about a new way to watch TV. What interests me is user generated video, or video for the web (as opposed to video for the TV). I realized something interesting while making videos on our trip last year. When shooting video, I never even considered gathering my family and... Continue Reading
Less than a month ago, Gizmodo made this claim about Joost (then The Venice Project): This is Going to Kill You Tube. Since then I've been trying to figure out if this is really the case. The recent Wired News article Why Joost is Good For TV helped me with a little perspective. It seems to me that Joost is much more about creating a new TV experience than another outlet for user generated video content. This quote from the article is pivotal. Paradoxically, one thing ZennstrÃ¶m and Friis... Continue Reading
The project formerly known at The Venice Project has a new name: Joost. The future of TV is juiced, I mean Joost. Could it be a reference to TV on steroids? I somehow doubt it. I guess it's better that "Doped". NewTeeVee has a bit more info and some new screenshots. On the beta blog, co-founder Fredrik de Wahl posted the less-than-inspiring story of how they came up with the name The Venice Project. I had imagined something more meaningful, but I'm also glad they're focused on the... Continue Reading
The Venice Project (TVP) is a new online video application from Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis - the team who brought us Skype, which was sold to eBay for over two billion dollars in 2005. So, not only does the team have resources, but an amazing track record. This time, they are focused on merging the best of TV and the Internet. From what Iâ€™ve seen so far in the beta, they are off to an amazing start. Iâ€™ve only been playing for a day or so but I want to tell you about my first-blush... Continue Reading
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