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Joost raises $45 million USD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 May 2007 20:10 User comments (10)

Joost raises $45 million USD Joost announced today that they have raised $45 million USD from a group of investors that includes CBS and Viacom. This news comes after Joost announced they would be allowing unlimited invites for the beta version fo their service.
To date, Joost's largest problem is the quality of the content viewers can receive. Hopefully this new funding and CBS and Viacom's plans to make their content available on the service will help to solve that problem.

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10 user comments

110.5.2007 20:50

I would say its the quantity and not quality.

211.5.2007 4:05

This has just come out and they have managed this well done.

311.5.2007 4:19
tater9104
Inactive

I would really like to try this out. Can anyone send me an invite?

411.5.2007 5:12

I think is awesome they have some really good stuff on their.

My favorite of course is the World Poker Tour Channel. Great!

Anyways for Free invites you guys can check out:

http://joost.com/presents/gigaom-newteevee

Enjoy!

Edit: It was working yesterday, you guys can check back later if it doesn't now.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 May 2007 @ 5:13

511.5.2007 20:27

If anyone has an invite I'd like to check it out too (the link is dead).

612.5.2007 5:29

I have been playing around with it. It's very well put together technically. I think they should be able to buffer a bit better when your bandwidth tanks.

I was running pretty well, then the video went to hell. I would rather see a few seconds of buffer then resume instead of everything pixelating and continuing.

712.5.2007 23:31
85thor
Inactive

I need a first and last name and a valid email to send the invite to anyone wanting one. PM or email me that info if you want an invite sent. 85thor@hushmail.com

813.5.2007 0:34

it works ok and has some content, but definitely not enough content yet.

also it runs pretty slow. Joost is always slowing down my computer, and also just taking way too long to load.

i like the idea, but im waiting for them to make it a little better. Its much better than the original version, but still needs a lot of work i think.

913.5.2007 20:06

if anyone has any extra invites i would love to have one,thanks.stonegod5@yahoo.com

1013.5.2007 23:54
85thor
Inactive

Originally posted by stonegod5:
if anyone has any extra invites i would love to have one,thanks.stonegod5@yahoo.com
Quote:
I need a first and last name and a valid email to send the invite to anyone wanting one. PM or email me that info if you want an invite sent. 85thor@hushmail.com

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