Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Venice Project

Ground-breaking technologists Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (of Kazaa and Skype fame), have embarked on a new project that focuses on television and the social power of the internet--code name "Venice Project." Little is known, but speculation is that it's likely to be based on peer-to-peer distribution technology. The project's homepage (where you can apply to become a beta tester) says:

The Venice Project is a new venture that combines the best elements of the TV experience with the most powerful internet technologies, in a way that will redefine the way people think about television. It is not a file-sharing application or a video download service.

It is intended to be a project that gives viewers, advertisers and content owners more choice, control and creativity than ever before.

Sound promising? You can sign up for email updates.

I've completed the application to be a beta tester. I'll post updates.


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