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Offer "piracy-proof" online video delivery
Utilizes peer-to-peer streaming technology.
The service will be free for users who view ads alongside video content.
They have signed agreements with Viacom, National Geographic, BET, plus over fifty other channels.
This is not another YouTube, it is designed to be high quality TV delivered over the Internet free of charge.
Website quote: “Joost is a new way of watching TV on the internet. With Joost, you get all the things you love about TV, including a high-quality full-screen picture, hundreds of full-length shows and easy channel-flipping.”
In Beta testing now. Must be invited to join. I am waiting for an invitation to test it out.
They now head a 100 team of programmers located in Tallinn, Estonia.
Last month we had a team in Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam
We used Skype for all voice communication
It worked perfectly until Vietnam
The Vietnam telcom blocked all Skype-out calls to the US
This is increasingly a problem because packet sniffing software is not available to identify Skype packet streams.
Blocking work arounds
Set up a second Skype account with call forwarding. This works if they permit Skype-to-Skype. Set the forward number to be the number you want to call. You will need to add funds to the second account for the Skype out charges.
Set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to a Proxy Server. The encrypted data stream will not be detected as Skype traffic and you packet stream will not be blocked. These services are around $3 per month. Two good ones are shown below.
VPN’s are also a good way to protect your wireless privacy and on travel. So you can avoid people grabbing your passwords. Beware of the Evil Twin Attack! VPN’s will even keep the evil twin out of your data.