Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Digital Midas Touch

Do the names Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström mean anything to you? Probably not. But I'm sure the names Kazaa and Skype do.

Friis and Zennstrom are the brains behind both successful digital companies, revolutionary businesses that changed the way we share media and make phone calls. Now the two are set to launch Joost (formerly known as The Venice Project), which very well could change the way we watch television. Joost streams television to portables, desktops and televisions via broadband. Much like what Skype could (with widespread adoption) do to the landline, Joost has the potential (with widespread adoption) to put an end to the cable box (as we know it.)

Check out Wired's very interesting article today looking at the two visionaries and their newest baby. Chances are the public is already ready for it, even more so than when Kazaa and Skype made their debuts.

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