Joost - the financially fang-less internet TV service created by the founders of Skype and Kazaa - is reportedly shopping itself around to satellite and cable providers. According to Cnet, which cites unnamed sources close to the deal, US media conglom Time Warner Cable is among those the online video shop is courting. The …
...that the Joost roost needs a boost, or they'll be noosed.
There is nothing like HULU, Joost is just plain funky..
Tech wasn't that great
Quite what anyone sees in Joost now I don't know because they dropped the P2P anyway. Joost is just another (and far less popular) YouTube now based on plain old Flash.
P2P was trendy at the time, but the proof was in the eating. It was sluggish, slow and unreliable.
Stuff like BBC's streamed iPlayer has since shown how live video should be done (just have to look at the quality and speed of their HQ stream on even 5 year old PCs and a none too special broadband connection to see how amazing their technology is).
P2P is flawed for mobile devices too. As has been demonstrated with Skype. It requires hefty processing in a handset compared to plain streaming and heavier data usage. Sadly Skype is still vastly more popular in the VoIP field than the industry standard SIP which is supported on most modern phones with no hassle or heavy processing and data requirements, hence why mobile manufacturers are still keen to squeeze Skype on their devices.
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