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Would Joost still matter if it were on your cable box?

Right now, most people want to watch TV on the TV. And as we've described before, getting Joost to work with your TV set involves several (kind of) complicated steps, like making sure you have a video card with TV-out, a computer close to your television, and the time and energy to figure out how to program a computer remote control to flip channels on Joost without a keyboard and mouse. So it's...

Joost acknowledges server error, promises fix

It's the age old story, company launches nifty new product, everything works great. Company upgrades said project, it breaks. A few days ago Joost moved from a closed private beta to an almost-public beta by giving every current and new user 999 invitations to give away. Apparently the servers couldn't handle that much traffic and Joost CEO Fredrik de Wahl writes on the Joost blog that the company...

Joost still in closed beta, but announces unlimited invites

Internet video platform Joost is inching closer to a public launch. Last week the Joost announced partnerships with 32 advertisers. Today the company announced that it is allowing current users to send an unlimited number of Joost invitations to their friends. This is sort of the Gmail version of a public beta. You can't just sign up through the Joost homepage yet, but it shouldn't be too hard to...

Netflix creates new Internet TV division

Online DVD rental company Netflix looks like it's getting into the online video distribution industry. The company today appointed ReplayTV founder Anthony Wood to the newly created post of vice president of Internet TV. Wood will be responsible for "development related to the company's strategic intent to deliver movies directly to subscribers' televisions via the Internet." In January, Netflix...

Joost 0.9 released with better video and oh yeah, some ads too

Joost 0.9 was officially released today and despite my anti-Joost tendancies I rushed to download the new version as soon as I could. Within the first 30 seconds I was logged in I managed to see an ad for Eclipse and T-Mobile which didn't exactly kick things off nicely. After the initial ad scare however I have to say Joost is starting to get better and I didn't see any more ads. Here are some of...

Democracy Player becomes 'Miro'

What's in a name? Lots of things, including the difference between confusing and creating potential users of your application, apparently. That's why the Participatory Culture Foundation is renaming Democracy Player, its internet television surfing program, despite sticking with the original for over a year. "In all our debates about whether you could call something 'Democracy' and how people...

Democracy Player 0.9.5 now available

Democracy Player version 0.9.5 has been officially released, introducing a host of new improvements and enhancements since the 0.9.2 release back in November of 2006. Here's a brief highlight of what to look for: Simpler, more minimal interface New 'Share' menu on each item allows user to email a video or post to VideoBomb, del.icio.us, Digg, or Reddit VLC 0.8.6 on Windows version that...

Democracy Player 0.9.5 release candidate available

The hard-working folks over at the Participatory Culture Foundation have made the Democracy Player 0.9.5. release candidate available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms, and they're a-lookin' for bugs and want your help. Just a quick reminder, in case you didn't know: Democracy Player is the application for open-source 'internet television' surfing, and it's been chugging along over the past...

Gates says TV is doomed, Internet where it's at

Speaking to business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates looked deep into his crystal ball and prognosticated that in 5 years, TV will be a lame duck and watching video on the internet will be all the rage. Way to go out on a limb Bill. "Certain things like elections or the Olympics really point out how TV is terrible. You have to wait for the guy to talk about the thing you...

Dovetail, it's like YouTube: The Director's Cut

I love the idea of YouTube. The democratization of content creation, everyone having a shot at their own 15 minutes, the very real and ephemeral feeling that a dynamic community nurtures. What I don't like are 15 year old kids whining about their lives on webcams or replying to someone else's creative work with derogatory juvenile comments. Call me a curmudgeon but, my idea of entertainment...

Democracy 0.9 released

That's right folks, your favorite Internet TV player are now ready for download. The new features are: Playlists for better organization; Folders, also for better organization and foldering; Flash video support for Linux and Windows, (Mac can play Flash Video too, but it must be launched in another window); drag and drop; an overhauled menu, multi-language support; and lots of UI polish....