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Joost in the News
Disrupter Man Goes After TV This Time
Article: "Disrupter Man Goes After TV This Time," by Kevin Maney, USA TODAY (December 6, 2006). Discusses how Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have disrupted the music industry with Kazaa and the telecom industry with Skype, and now are on the verge of disrupting network television with the launch of Joost. Also discusses how Joost will "fix" TV, some of the interactive features and more.
Will Venice Project be Net Neutrality's Calling Ca
Article: "Will Venice Project be Net Neutrality's Calling Card?" by Jeremy Reimer (January 6, 2007). Discusses the broadband requirements of Internet TV and whether the ISPs will block Joost and similar services due to the high bandwidth demands. The author suggests that The Venice Project could be at the center of net-neutrality debates in the US.
Skype Founders' Venice Project Revealed tc20061005_609149.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily
 Article: "Skype Founders' Venice Project Revealed: Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom are combining professionally produced TV and videos with the Internet, and got the first look," by Steve Rosenbush (OCTOBER 5, 2006). Topics include cool capabilities, peer-to-peer benefits, preventing malware problems and TV's turnaround.
The Stars Align for The Venice Project
Blog entry: "The Stars Align for The Venice Project," by Michael Arrington for TechCrunch (October 14 2006). Discusses how Joost will be different from YouTube by using peer-to-peer distribution technology (similar to their previous ventures, Skype and Kazaa) to deliver TV over the Internet. The are also working with television networks to offer their programming online.
Kazaa, Skype, and now 'The Venice Project'
Article: "Kazaa, Skype, and now 'The Venice Project'," by Steve Rosenbush for Business Week (July 24, 2006). Discusses the latest venture from entrepreneurs Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, their track record in business, their cooperative approach with "The Venice Project" (now known as Joost), and the anticipated competition in the Internet TV market.
Details of New Internet Television Project
Article: "Skype Founders Unveil Details of New Internet Television Project," by Toby Sterling, Associated Press (January 17, 2007). Discusses Joost's focus on working with content owners to prevent piracy (which was an issue with their previous venture, Kazaa), bandwidth issues, content partnerships, advertising, peer-to-peer technology and more.

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