Joost terminates P2P client

by admin December 18, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Online video portal Joost will terminate its P2P client this Friday, December 19. The internet TV venture is abandoning its original software application altogether and from now on will concentrate on is web-based platform.

From the beginning Joost was a technology driven venture, launched by the people who also brought Kazaa and Skype to the internet. The original idea was to not only bring a full screen video experience to the viewer, but also to have multiple social networking and recommendation tools.

From the beginning Joost suffered from two disadvantages. First, the specially written P2P software application was constantly updated, requiring users to re-install the software time and time again. Also, the software required a powerful PC or Mac in order to be able to use it. This proved to be an impediment for widespread use.

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