I am throwing this in the science section, because I am classifying under new "technology".
Any of you guys/gals here about joost yet? (pronounced 'juiced'). It is this new internet provided television system. It is being developed by the same guys whom came up with Kazaa and skype. If I understand it right, it is going to be a free source of television over the internet (funded via advertisements (supposedly shorter and fewer than convensional TV)). and I am sure that 2.5 billion that Ebay spent on purchasing the proprietary rights for skype, aided them with their start up costs.
I just signed up to be a beta tester (yes, still in beta phase), they are claiming they are handeling alot of requests so it may take some time before my account is up and running. They are also saying that their content is still limited, but a lot of music and documentary content supposedly available.
interesting. I have heard a lot of folks talking about peakvid.com (something like that anyway) which is an archival service of streaming tv. I havent used it but heard its pretty cool. Since i dont really watch any tv (not bragging, just a fact) i dont think id be a good candidate for beta testing of joost.
I wonder if the cable companies are worried. For big boys like Comcast, i guess this is business as usual since they provide internet and tv. Convergence baby...
Still waiting for my free Beta Version membership, however just read today that on Feb. 20 Viacom signed on the joost train. Another source of content. Viacom includes suck illustrious networks as Mtv, and Spike TV, but most importantly Viacom owns Comedy Central. Looks like I might be watching 'South Park' and 'Daily show' again in my life. Which I have been quoted as saying those to programs are the only thing I miss from cable.
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