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Joost: Hindered by American Stupidity

Not like “you are stupid” stupidity, more like “you didn’t pay attention to who you elected or what they did” stupidity. Its not big secret that America, inventor of the internet, is somewhere down the list past Slovenia in terms of broadband speed and cost. (The US – with broadband penetration at just under 53% […]

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Joost: 1 million beta users

Joost has 1 million beta users and will launch by the end of the year. From the APC: “Joost, the peer-to-peer TV sharing application from the inventors of Skype and Kazaa, has signed up more than a million beta testers and is on track for an end-of-year launch, its co-creator has revealed. “The plan is […]

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Embedded Joost

After bringing on the new CEO from Cisco, Joost seeks embeddedment. From The Register: “This week, Joost started publicly talking about getting equipment manufacturers to embed its video-playing software in TV sets and other consumer hardware. That would help it solve two problems. First, the glitches it’s currently running into when it tries to deliver […]

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Joost, Volpi and…AppleTV?

Mike Volpi is the new CEO of Joost. He talks with GigOM about the new gig. From GigaOM: “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. […]

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Joost raises $45M

Joost raised $45m from a select group of investors. From MSNBC: “We’ve got the product out there. Now it’s all about accelerating and expanding the business,” he said. “This funding round is all about accelerating everything.” Until now, Joost has been funded personally by its founders, who invested part of their proceeds from selling Skype […]

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Joost adds Turner

Building up to the full commercial launch, Joost adds Turner to its content mix. From the AP business wire: “Joost, a company attempting to broadcast television via the Internet, said Tuesday it had signed several new content distribution agreements, including one with Turner Broadcasting System Inc. to show CNN news and interview programs. In Tuesday’s […]

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Joost goes live (with Ad model updates)

Joost is live: as seen on Digg. Beta testers have unlimited peer invites. More on the ad model from Adverblog: “One of the Leiden crew’s top priorities is a backend ad engine that can pinpoint viewers by location, time of day, viewing habits, and opt-in profile information to serve up a perfect ad. Developed by […]

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Joost’s advertising wins

Its just a three month trial but still pretty cool. From Clickz: “Online video platform Joost has signed three-month contracts with a group of 31 big brand advertisers, including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Nike, General Motors and Visa. It will offer these marketers traditional units such as :30 mid-roll spots as well as unique formats, […]

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CBS and Joost

Another big win for Joost. From the press release: “Through Joost, the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service, viewers can watch CBS programs through a customizable platform with advanced television viewing features such as links that lead to more information or related websites based on the content; and a variety of plug-in applications, such as […]

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Media Post reviews Joost

Joost is going to be so huge. Highlights from the article: “We like to think of ourselves as an aggregator,” adds Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, executive vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Joost. “The business model is very simple. It provides [content owners] with another form of distribution.” Joost’s Alberdingk Thijm offers only that […]

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