Mike Volpi is the new CEO of Joost. He talks with GigOM about the new gig.
“OM: Why do you think the time is right for Joost?
MV: I think there are three things that have come together. Content owners have realized what happened to the music industry and have embraced the Internet. I think that combined with broadband, and the P2P technology platform.
OM: Is there a chance we will see Joost on AppleTV?
MV: We would love to put Joost on the Apple TV platform. We know we can make it run on any operating system.”
“This vortex of funding, anticipation, and beta launches in the Internet TV space is getting intense. The latest signal is competitors telling us tales about advertisers grumbling about the performance of their ads on Joost. But it’s super early — the software has only recently been available in stable form — so we’re waiting for time to tell.”