Just the other day, I recieved the following email from the Joost website.
Hi Renato Mascardo,
This is just to let you know that we haven’t forgotten your request to try Joost. We’re now speeding up the process of adding testers and we’ll shortly be inviting everyone who has signed up to try Joost.
This includes you, so expect an invite within the next couple of weeks – in the meantime, thanks for bearing with us – we appreciate it.
See you soon on Joost!
The Joost Team
Joost is the hyper-hot start by the co-founders of Skype and KaZaa (Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis) trying to change the way we watch TV. They have built a peer-to-peer based system that is supposed to be even smoother to use than the Flashed based players that made YouTube so successful. I got the email right around the same time I read the article about NBC Universal getting nto the online television game.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp. and NBC Universal said on Thursday they will launch a free online video site this summer, featuring full-length movies and television shows in a challenge to Google Inc.’s YouTube.
This space is getting crowded and those getting on the bus have serious content filled luggage. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
So, for anyone with a spare Joost invitation. Please pass it along.