Recent videos on Joost available in United States

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Something different for New Years Eve?


€500 per person - Special 5 day New Years Eve package with Morocco Carp including a Gala dinner!

A new years eve celebration in the Atlas mountains of Morocco with traditional Berber dancing, music and a banquet fit for a Moroccan King.


Our retro cool boutique hotel has 5 suites and fabulous views over the majestic lake of Bin el Ouidane and the high Atlas mountains.



The weather should be similar to that of a ski resort, cold clear star filled nights followed by crisp sunny blue skied days.


Some of the best carp fishing in the world is on our doorstep and we offer full equipment hire to give you a chance to hook yourself a Moroccan monster.

The lake record is a massive 69lbs but the lake average of 30lbs would please most.


If fishing's not your thing why not kick off 2008 with some off road Quad biking? we have two 150cc automatic Quad bikes for hire and miles of unexplored tracks, ruined Kasbas and stunning mountain scenery.

If peace and tranquility is more your thing why not explore the lake on one of our surf kayaks? unsinkable and safe for even the most inexperienced its a wonderful way to see and get close to the wildlife. Just dont get too close to the Carp fishermen.

A Moroccan food experience.

Your breakfast and dinner are prepared by our hotel kitchens every day and are included in the price, the selection changes daily as we use fresh in season local produce prepared in the traditional Berber style .


The Berber lounge restaurant menu operates from 12pm-5pm.


The Pioneer menu - for ordering pack lunches and drinks when your out exploring or fishing.


Moroccan food is excellent and we hope to show some of its finer points during our Moroccan Gala diner dance on the 31st. This will be an unforgettable evening to stimulate all your senses. The night will commence in our lantern lit gardens where Berber musicians thump out their haunting drum and vocal melodies, live. The rhythm is followed by the pulsating dancers who twirl and shrill in a way that has to be heard.

The smell of the honey glazed whole mutton that has been slowly spit roasted for 8 hours is intoxicating and is the centre piece of a buffet table of locally prepared dishes that will be continually replenished during the evening.

Finally a full bar service is available till the wee small hours for those that wish.


Included in the Price:
  • 5 nights Hotel room* single person supplement applies
  • Breakfast and 3 course traditional dinner each day.
  • 31st December Moroccan Gala dinner dance
  • Day trip to the stunning Cascades d'Ozoud.
  • Transport Marrakesh Airport - Bin el Ouidane return.


Itinery

Friday 28th arrive at Marrakesh Airport - Morning and afternoon arrivals with a small Marrakesh shopping trip for the early birds. Its a pleasasnt and photogenic 3 hour drive from the Airport with the snow capped high Atlas flanking us all the way to our lake side hotel.The nearest large town is Beni Melal and its just up and over the mountain before you will be checking in and enjoying a typical Moroccan welcome.


Saturday 29th - excursions and activities available or just chill in the Berber lounge and take in the splendor of the mountains.

Sunday 30th - The mini bus departs the hotel at 10am for the amazing day trip to the waterfalls at Ozoud. Dont forget your camera and swimming gear, its a real breath taker. Plenty of shopping opportunities in the bustling local arts and crafts market that winds it way down the cliff side. Enjoy lunch overlooking the falls with wild monkies, its a wonderful place to spend the end of 2007.



Monday 31st - Grand Moroccan Gala dinner dance.
Traditional spit roasted honey glazed sheep and a buffet of delicious Moroccan and Berber dishes. Accompanied by live Berber musicians and dancers, candle lit gardens and the star filled night sky.



Tuesday 1st - A day for... fishing, kayaks, hiking, quads - check out availability and prices with reception.

Wednesday 2nd Jan - return to Marrakesh.

€500 per person* based on double room occupancy SPS of €20 applies.


Ring Fraser on 00212 783 487 33 or email at info@moroccocarp.com
Reserve your place today!!



You might need to bring:
Clothing:The nights are cold and the days are warm so bring clothes that will handle the big daily temperature change. Good fleece and mountain/ski gear is ideal for nights, shorts, t-shirts and suncream for the day.
Swimming gear, towel, water shoes.
If you want to fish: sleeping bag, reels, alarms, indicators and end rigs.
Everyone: A good torch, travel adapter (2 pin round plug) Sun cream, hat, your best French.

Important Info:You need a minimum of 6 months on your passport to travel to Morocco.Try and book your flight tickets to arrive at Marrakesh airport on the 28th December at around 11am or 3pm. The return flight should depart Marrakesh in the mid morning to allow time for the 3 hour drive.
Medical: The Hotel and lake is at 800m (2400 feet) please consult your GP if you are taking heart/blood thining medication prior to booking. Bring Parecetamol (not Aspirin) Imodium for upset tums and some PG tips - Im running low.

Money: The local currency is the Dirham (MAD) get some from the bureau de change or the ATM's at the airport on arrival. Dont change too much as you cant change it back at the end, the hotel will accept payment in other international currencies if you run out of Dirhams.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Joost adds Heavy to its ever growing content lineup

Joost has added another cracker to their ever expanding content line up with the addition of the popular video site Heavy.com.

Heavy will provide programming to Joost from a selection of its brands: Heavy Animation, Heavy Comedy and Heavy Gurls. Among the notable shows on these channels are the new sci-fi anime “Kung Fu Jimmy Chow”, then the Superficial Friends, and lastly episodes of “Ashy to Classy,”, “Kensington Report”, “Heavy’s Angels” and “The Massive Mating Game.”




Thanks to Mashable

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A day trip to the Cascades de Ozoud


Cascades05, originally uploaded by radcarper.

The stunning waterfalls of the Cascades de Ozoud, Morocco can be visited on an organised day trip from Morocco Carp.

To see more photos of these fantastic waterfalls or for more details of family and fishing holidays in the unexplored middle Atlas mountains of Morocco please check out our new web site.



Friday, June 15, 2007

Joost invitations available


The Jooster has plenty of Joost invites so if your still waiting drop us a comment to this post with your full name and email, dont worry we wont publish the comment and we will send you your Joost invite.

Editors note: I am receiving many requests for invites with just an email, I cant help you, please send your FIRST and LAST name and your EMAIL or we cant send you an invite

The longest-running provider of online Hip-Hop video content, launches on Joost.



Since its inception in 1996, 88HIPHOP.COM has been a key gathering point for the global community of Hip-Hop performers and fans alike, a site that provided crucial early exposure that helped launch the careers of many of the genre's biggest stars, including Eminem, 50 Cent and Nelly. With this new announcement, 88HIPHOP will bring Hip-Hip music and culture from around the world, including both new and rare classic content from one of the most authoritative online video archives dedicated to Hip-Hop, to Joost.

'By partnering with Joost, we'll be able to use the Internet to reach the broad global audience devoted to Hip-Hop music and culture, in an on-demand, interactive television-like platform,' states Randy Nkonoki-Ward, Founder and President of 88HIPHOP. 'Together with Joost, we're offering a new generation of performers and independent video producers a respected brand through which they can showcase their artistry worldwide, in a context that puts it beside many of the greatest performances and moments in Hip-Hop's history. And since we stress creativity and passion, we also provide advertisers with an efficient means to reach the style- and brand-conscious community of Hip-Hop lovers.'

Thanks to Top40 charts.
Further reading:
88hiphop

The future of tech is in the developing world

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- It can't be said too often, because so few people even still understand its gravity: The adoption of technology in the developing world is tech's biggest trend. A new report by Forrester Research predicts there will be 2.25 billion PCs in the world by 2015, up from 755 million today. The vast majority of that growth will come in places like China, India, Brazil and Eastern Europe.

This growth has implications for everyone developing technology, whether chips, devices, software, or Internet and communications services. If you want to go where the growth is, you have to think about the developing world. But in many cases this will mean a complete reset of business models, towards lower costs, higher volumes and ever-easier user interfaces. Writes study author Simon Yates: "Reaching these users in a cost-effective manner with technology that is relevant to their lives requires a fundamental shift in the way computer hardware and software is designed, assembled, financed, and distributed."

read the full story at CNNmoney

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Madeleine McCann - you can help



All of us at Jooster would like to offer our support for the search and safe return of young Madeleine McCann. Madeleine was abducted from her bed on the night of 3rd May 2007 whilst on holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal.



Madeleine has a very distinctive right eye, where the pupil runs into the blue-green iris.


Here is the link to the official Save Madeleine Website

Please click onto “News and Downloads” and you’ll be able to download the Madeleine Poster. They are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Please help by putting up posters in your local town and area.



We can all help by keeping this in the news and media. The search for Madeleine needs to be European wide so please forward this page to all friends and relatives anywhere in Europe.



Please let’s all do our bit to help the safe return of innocent Madeleine.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Joost raises $45 million in funding

Joost, an Internet-based TV service being launched by the creators of Skype and Kazaa, said Thursday it has raised $45 million from five investors including CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. and an influential Hong Kong telecommunications executive.

Index Ventures, a European venture capital firm, and Sequoia Capital were the lead contributors to the investment.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Joost invites for everyone


The last week has been a busy one for the chaps at Joost.


Joost Beta was opened up to "family and friends" of existing Joost users, which is great news for the world in general as soon everyone will be enjoying the new internet TV experience. If you've not got any friends then drop us your full name and email and we'll send you one

If that wasn't enough excitement in a week, they also announced that more than 30 top brands from around the world have signed up as advertising partners and as of today, ads from some of these ad launch partners will begin to play on Joost.

The Jooster thinks this is going to be a very interesting experience and the investment in Wunderloop has clearly paid off.
Imagine the largest brand names on the planet instructing the most creative publicity agencies, to produce a new form of 30 second commercial to be published on a new platform..... that has to be the best brief going.

Let us know what your favourite advert is and we'll run a poll.

New content has been added including exciting new programming from five content owners - Turner Broadcasting System, Sony Pictures Television, Hasbro, the NHL and SI. Beginning later this week, you'll begin to see shows from these providers on Joost - shows like "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "The Transformers," "G.I. Joe," "Starsky & Hutch," "Charlie's Angels" and "NewsRadio." We'll also have video shorts and interviews from SI's Swimsuit magazine photo shoots, with behind-the-scenes footage and full-length videos following later this month. Finally, for all you hockey fans out there, the NHL is coming to Joost.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Joost™ launches commercially and internet TV is about to go mainstream!

Existing Beta Testers can now invite friends and family through the new "invite friends" widget.

Campaigns from 32 Launch Partners Begin to Run on Joost in May

New York - May 1, 2007 - Joost™ the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service, today announced that it has commercially launched. Campaigns from the 32 companies announced as advertising partners last week will begin airing on the platform this month. Additionally, as a part of this launch, all existing Joost beta testers now have an unlimited number of invitations that they can send to their friends, family and colleagues.

"Today marks the beginning of an exciting phase for Joost - we are officially open for business," said David Clark, executive vice president of global advertising for Joost. "We're enabling our viewers to share Joost with their friends and family, and we're working collaboratively with the world's leading advertisers and agencies to design a new ad model for the next generation of television."

Last week, Joost announced that it had signed more than 30 blue-chip brands, including The Coca-Cola Company, HP, Intel and Nike, as advertising launch partners. Beginning today, advertisements from some of the ad launch partners will begin to play on the platform. Advertisements from all ad launch partners will be on Joost later this month.

Previously available in an expanded beta, Joost now is available to an unlimited number of friends, family and colleagues of existing beta testers. Starting today, when beta testers visit the "Invite Friends" widget in the "My Joost" area of Joost, they will be able to invite anyone they know to the Joost community. Both new and existing users can download a new version of Joost today.

The latest content lineup on Joost






Channel Available in

Alliance Atlantis Sci-Fi Worldwide excluding United States and Canada
Atlantic Street United States
BET United States
Beyond the Pit United States
Bite TV Worldwide
BoomChicago Worldwide
Braindead Worldwide
Bridezillas Worldwide excluding United States
Channel Frederator Worldwide
Chat the Planet Worldwide
Classica Channel Worldwide excluding Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland
Comedy Central United States
Critical Shorts Worldwide
DR Worldwide
Explora Channel Worldwide
Fabchannel Concerts Worldwide
Fifth Gear Shortcuts Worldwide
Fight Network Worldwide
Floating Worlds Worldwide
GameStar TV Worldwide
GONG Europe
Guinness World Records TV Worldwide
Havoc Action Sports TV Worldwide excluding Japan
Havoc Music TV Worldwide excluding Japan
Healthination Worldwide
Hot & Wet Worldwide
i-concerts UK
IndieFlix Premier Hits Worldwide
IndyCar Series Worldwide
Intimate & Interactive Worldwide
Joost Suggests Worldwide
Jump TV Arabia Worldwide excluding Middle East
Jump TV Latino Worldwide excluding Canada and Latin America
Lassie Worldwide
Lazy TV United States
Lazy TV UK Worldwide
Life on Terra Worldwide
Lime Worldwide
Live @ Much Worldwide
Logo United States
LXTV Worldwide
Ministry of Sound Access All Areas Worldwide
Ministry of Sound Music Videos Worldwide
MTV United States
MTV Benelux Selected countries in Europe, South America, US and Japan
MTV Nordic Selected countries in Europe, South America, US and Japan
MTV Staying Alive Worldwide
Much Does Wakestock Worldwide
MuchAdrenaline Worldwide
MuchMusic Video Awards Worldwide
MuchNews Weekly Worldwide
MuchOnDemand Worldwide
Music Nation Worldwide
Nardwuar Worldwide
National Geographic United States, Canada
Nettwerk Worldwide
New Atlantis Worldwide
Off the Fence Docs Worldwide
OnSet Worldwide
PokerHeaven TV Worldwide
Ren and Stimpy United States
Rehearsals.com Worldwide
Saavn Worldwide
Saturday Morning TV Worldwide
SecondsOut.tv Worldwide
The Circus Channel Worldwide excl IT
The Diddy Channel United States
The Hobby Channel Worldwide
The New Music Worldwide
The Recipe Channel Worldwide excl ES, PT
The Roger Sisters Worldwide
The Soccer Channel Europe, United States, Middle East
The Trance Channel Worldwide
VH1 United States
Virgin Fest 2006 Worldwide
VOY TV Worldwide
Warner Bros. Records United States
Whereitsat.tv Worldwide
WildLight Worldwide
Witness Worldwide
World Poker Tour Worldwide excluding United States
World's Strongest Man Worldwide
XL Recordings Channel Worldwide

* Copyright © 2006-2007 Joost™ (Baaima N.V.)


The Roger Sisters Worldwide
The Soccer Channel Europe, United States, Middle East
The Trance Channel Worldwide
VH1 United States
Virgin Fest 2006 Worldwide
VOY TV Worldwide
Warner Bros. Records United States

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Joost unviels a new web site and latest channel line up


Channel
Available in
Alliance Atlantis Sci-Fi Worldwide excluding United States and Canada
Atlantic Street United States
BET United States
Beyond the Pit United States
Bite TV Worldwide
BoomChicago Worldwide
Braindead Worldwide
Bridezillas Worldwide excluding United States
Channel Frederator Worldwide
Chat the Planet Worldwide
Classica Channel Worldwide
Comedy Central United States
Critical Shorts Worldwide
DR Worldwide
Explora Channel Worldwide
Fabchannel Concerts Worldwide
Fifth Gear Shortcuts Worldwide
Fight Network Worldwide
Floating Worlds Worldwide
GameStar TV Worldwide
GONG Europe
Guinness World Records TV Worldwide
Havoc Action Sports TV Worldwide
Havoc Music TV Worldwide
Healthination Worldwide
Hot & Wet Worldwide
i-concerts UK
IndieFlix Premier Hits Worldwide
IndyCar Series Worldwide
Intimate & Interactive Worldwide
Joost Suggests Worldwide
Jump TV Arabia United States
Jump TV Latino United States
Lassie Worldwide
Lazy TV United States
Lazy TV UK Europe
Life on Terra Worldwide
Lime Worldwide
Live @ Much Worldwide
Logo United States
LXTV Worldwide
Ministry of Sound Access All Areas Worldwide
Ministry of Sound Music Videos Worldwide
MTV United States
MTV Benelux United States
MTV Nordic United States
MTV Staying Alive Worldwide
Much Does Wakestock Worldwide
MuchAdrenaline Worldwide
MuchMusic Video Awards Worldwide
MuchNews Weekly Worldwide
MuchOnDemand Worldwide
Music Is My Life Worldwide
Music Nation Worldwide
Nardwuar Worldwide
National Geographic United States, Canada
Nettwerk Worldwide
New Atlantis Worldwide
Nickelodeon United States
Off the Fence Docs Worldwide
OnSet Worldwide
PokerHeaven TV Worldwide
Rehearsals.com Worldwide
Saavn Worldwide
Saturday Morning TV Worldwide
SecondsOut.tv Worldwide
The Circus Channel Worldwide excl IT
The Diddy Channel United States
The Hobby Channel Worldwide
The New Music Worldwide
The Recipe Channel Worldwide excl ES, PT
The Roger Sisters Worldwide
The Soccer Channel Europe, United States, Middle East
The Trance Channel Worldwide
VH1 United States
Virgin Fest 2006 Worldwide
VOY TV Worldwide
Warner Bros. Records United States
Whereitsat.tv Worldwide
WildLight Worldwide
Witness Worldwide
World Poker Tour Worldwide excluding United States
World's Strongest Man Worldwide
XL Recordings Channel Worldwide
What's Popular Worldwide

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Viacom strikes against YouTube with $1 Billion suit

Viacom, which owns MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, sued Google in federal court on accusing the Internet company of "brazenly exploiting" the power of the Web to make easy money off Hollywood's hard work.

In February Viacom broke off licensing deal talks with YouTube and ordered that all its content to be pulled. Then hardly leaving time for the dust to settle they signed a broad licensing deal with Joost.

To read more about the litigation check out the LA Times article.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Bringing TV to the Web - Time Magazine

An excellent article by Jeremy Caplan and photo by Harry Borden-TIME



Once you've sold a company for $2.6 billion, life on the beach can be tempting, particularly if you're Scandinavian. But for dotcom veterans Janus Friis, 30, and Niklas Zennstrom, 40, whose sale of Skype to eBay rocketed them toward Gatesian wealth, the lure of a Great Leap Backward has proved stronger than sun and sand. Having launched Kazaa, one of the first music-file-sharing networks, in 2001 and Skype, the first big Internet-powered phone service, in 2003, the duo began work a year ago on a secret venture dubbed the Venice Project, whose goal was to bring yet another disruptive technology to your computer. "We took a 'lean-back' approach," says ceo Fredrik de Wahl. "On the Web today, you have to know what you're looking for, lean forward and click. But we wanted people to be able to just lean back and watch."

In other words, just like network television circa 1964. That's a revolution? A potentially huge one. For years, Microsoft and others have tried, and failed, to bring the Net to TV screens with duds like WebTV. But the Venice Project, renamed Joost (as in juiced), is doing the opposite: moving TV to the Internet. And unlike Apple TV, Slingbox and other hardware offerings, Joost requires nothing more than software. For now, it's by invitation only, but by this summer it will be open to the public. You'll download the free Joost software, then use it to watch channels ranging from Lime, a lifestyle station, to National Geographic. And potentially thousands more, from anywhere, in real time — and without the stuttervision that dogs streaming video today.

It's the creation of a team of 60 top engineers — veterans of Apple, Flickr and Firefox — and has already wowed bloggers who have had an early look. "Joost could make YouTube, Google Video and Apple TV look like 1988," gushes tech-blog UtahSaint.

Viacom, which recently yanked its programs from YouTube, has signed a deal to supply Joost with movies from Paramount and programming from mtv, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and other stations. Time has learned that Joost will soon announce another big deal — with JumpTV, the world's largest distributor of international TV stations, to begin distributing programming from some of the 270 stations in 70 countries that JumpTV owns rights to. The deal will launch with prerecorded Spanish and Arabic programming from stations in Latin America and the Middle East. Eventually JumpTV plans to provide Joost with live streams from TV stations around the world. That will move Joost further from video on demand and closer to live TV.

While sites like Myspace and eBay emphasize a dizzying array of features and options, Joost opts for minimalism. Unlike YouTube, Joost has no user-generated content. Instead of video clips of rapping grandmas, crashing skateboarders and blathering strangers, Joost focuses on network-quality programs. And unlike Apple's iTunes, which sells TV shows and movies, Joost is free, though its content is peppered with one to three minutes of ads an hour. It's a 50-year-old broadcast model updated.

The controls are vintage I Love Lucy too. The basic interface has simple up-down menus so it can eventually be translated to cell phones and devices like Apple's iPod. No need for a 37-button remote. "People are tired of being locked into the way TV is set up," says Friis.

Simplicity is the magic of the service, something that YouTube, with its millions of videos in thousands of categories, lacks. And it's in high demand. Steve Johnson, ceo of Choicestream, which helps video sites customize their offerings, says viewers prefer receiving personalized recommendations to wading through reams of search results.

But it all comes down to what you can watch. Content is still king. While Joost now offers fewer than 50 channels, it will soon have hundreds, and eventually thousands. To keep things simple, you can stick to a few channels. Or you can open the floodgates. "Today TV is 500 channels but we're not far — maybe three years — from a 5,000-channel world," says Hilmi Ozguc, ceo of Maven, which powers Internet TV for media companies like CBS and Univision. "And in 10 years, we could easily be at 50,000 channels from all over the world. You'll have a fly-fishing channel and a channel just for Lost." Warner Music exec Alex Zubillaga says he can envision a Paris Hilton channel and one each for the Grateful Dead, Diddy and Madonna.

Joost is lean-back from a content point of view, but its attractiveness to advertisers is in getting you involved. Ad execs love Internet TV because its audience is measurable, targetable and interactive. "If you spend 10 minutes learning about a new car you're interested in," Ozguc says, "that's worth gold to advertisers." By 2010, Parks Associates estimates, the online-video market will grow fivefold, to more than $7 billion. So far Wrigley, T-Mobile and Maybelline have signed on, and others may customize ads not just by location but also by viewing style. Watching Lassie, Benji and other dog flicks? Purina might have a message for you. "There's no reason why a real estate company couldn't put an ad up linking to a video walk-through of properties in your neighborhood," says David Clark, Joost's advertising director.

And if you choose to, you too can do more than just watch. You can chat with friends (using existing instant-messaging services like Google Talk) in an unobtrusive transparent window while you watch a game or a mystery. Or you can vote on an American Idol�like contest. It means being able to share shows in real time with friends rather than having to wait until the next morning's watercooler chat. Or not.

And this time, Friis, a Dane, and Zennstrom, a Swede, won't have every media lawyer in the U.S. waiting to sue them, as was the case with Kazaa. TV networks are pleased with Joost's advanced encryption, which they say makes it virtually piracy-proof. Joost's founders learned the importance of that the hard way: Kazaa was forced last summer to pay more than $100 million to settle copyright-infringement claims.

Encryption wasn't the biggest problem in creating Joost. The primary puzzle was piecing together a network powerful enough to stream near dvd-quality, full-screen video to millions of computers simultaneously. The trick, it turned out, was to employ distributed computer power, using viewers' own PCs to speed video along. Having developed similar person-to-person networks for Kazaa and Skype — to transmit music files and phone calls through the Net — Joost's engineers finally nailed the solution last summer. Shouts of joy went up when they streamed their first video. It depicted, appropriately enough, sharks circling prey.

YouTube stirred enormous buzz with its growing video community last year, and Zennstrom and Friis, who had no formal business plan, faced a quandary early in the project's development. Should they chase the user-generated-content train or go after video of a different kind? They chose the latter path, despite the dollar signs dangling from YouTube. Given the fortunes Zennstrom and Friis had already accumulated, they could afford to gamble on the venture, which they have largely funded on their own. "They're cutting edge, passionate and aggressive," says Lucas Mann, co-founder of MusicNation, an artist-development company with a music-video-contest channel on Joost. "They're cyberpunks."

Whether entrepreneurs or rebels, they're certainly not idle rich, though Friis confesses he has started eating at nicer restaurants, ordering good bottles of wine and traveling business class instead of economy. And the Joost team isn't afraid to let loose. Friis admits the gang got "fairly intoxicated" celebrating the long-awaited release of their test software just before Christmas. Now, as they polish their software for its summer debut, the founders say they're juiced up about opening Joost to the world. From time to time, the billion-dollar question tugs at Friis. "I do ask myself sometimes," he says, "why I'm not sitting on some island on the beach relaxing. When this works, though, it'll all be worth the work."

Friday, March 2, 2007

Joost Beta tokens

Thank you to everyone that commented, Im going to try and get everyone tokens:

Starting from the top of the list I will distribute the 10 tokens to those that sent me their full name and email.
If you are on the comments list below and have not received your token drop me your contact details and I will send it on.
If any other Jooster's have spare tokens they can send them on to the desperate folk on this list. I will update it as I send out tokens.

19 comments:

Julia said... JOOSTER SENT TOKEN
You beta believe that I would joost love to be token of those Joost Beta Tokens you're offerin'!
Pick me! Pick me!
Thx,
Julia

March 1, 2007 3:45 AM
ed said...
"You beta believe". NICE! I gotta use that more often and you'd better patent that! Please invite me! I don't have much to offer but torrent invites if interested! THANKS!
sephiroth4@gmail.com
ed said...
sorry!!!!! You know what for! I really didn't mean to spam you up! Like this email is doing...grr...Im done! ;)

March 1, 2007 5:17 AM
leenx said...

up for a token!!!!

craesmeyer # gmail.com

March 1, 2007 5:20 AM JOOSTER SENT INVITE
Stan said...

Hello,

I'm totally Joosted by your blog. I made it to be my homepage to not miss any post. It would definitelly be sooooo cool if you could pick me for the beta.

Thanks a lot.

Stan Kastanek
candyghost@gmail.com

March 1, 2007 9:48 AM
Tinus said...

Can you Please Please send me one at t.guichelaar [at] gmail.com

Thanks in advance!
Tinus


March 1, 2007 10:06 AM
Darran said...
Doing medical research over the weekend, I need this :) 48 hours with out leaving the bed - Joost would pull me through!!!!


March 1, 2007 10:49 AM JOOSTER SENT INVITE
P said...

I need to relax in front of Joost after a hard week with annoying teenage pupils. I've almost ripped all my hair off.

Pierre Segersvärd
pierresegersvard¤gmail.com
March 1, 2007 4:23 PM

Hi Brian,
I understand Greg a fellow Jooster has already sent you a token. I hope the lecture goes well and I'm sure unveiling Joost to your audience will be amazing (I would love to see a video of the audience reaction to the first glimpse of Joost and what it can do)
Regards
Fraser The Jooster

Brian Bridges said...

I'm presenting three sessions at this week's CUE Conference. Normally, i give a pre-prentation presentation to those who arrive early. i'd LOVE to add a Joost demo to wow the audiences.

Brian


March 1, 2007 5:32 PM jooster sent token
Larry said...
I want a Token Joost because.
Larry said...
I would like a token Joost because.

March 1, 2007 8:01 PM
oTaKu said...
Been waiting for this since the days
of "The Venice Project"
Please send me a token, I can't wait any longer.
Thanks


March 1, 2007 11:21 PM JOOSTER SENT TOKEN
frankandlori said...
Just
Overly
Obsessively
Seeking a
Token.......
thanking you in advance,fg
mrfrankgreene@aol.com


March 1, 2007 11:28 PM
gmork said...
I would really like in invite to, and I will share my two invites to the other/remaining commentors on this page!


March 2, 2007 12:26 AM
Firefly said...
Who would want a silly token? I don't understand this sillyness. But I will take one for my friend who has no Internet. He is crazy but I will give him Joost token to be nice. OK I will watch too - but just for research... ;) fireflydigitalmedia@gmail.com please!

JOOSTER TOKEN SENT
March 2, 2007 3:27 AM (michael dont worry I will send you yours as soon as I can ive got all your details)
mvjs said...
Boost me up with a Joost invite!
I'd be thrilled to get a Joost invite!
Cheers
michaelvjsmyth [at] gmail.com
Michael Smyth


March 2, 2007 7:10 AM
Bublie said...
Hi!
Once again the same lonely soul from Belgium.
I am still waiting for a invite for Joost and its sad it takes so long if ever to get one.
Please!
Tks,
Bye
kiranmisra03@gmail.com


March 2, 2007 9:34 AM
Stan said...
Hello Bublie,
you're not alone from Belgium ;o)

March 1, 2007 9:59 JOOSTER SENT TOKEN
Cheesesaid...
Hi I am Andrew Oh, and would like a Joost invite. THANKS!
andrew.aoh @ gmail.com
andrea ferreri
andreaferreri@gmail.com

To send a Jooster beta tokens I need full name and email

I will be sending out the beta tokens this afternoon to the first 10 Joosters that entered our giveaway.

So drop me an email here at the Jooster. I need your full name and email address to send your token out.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

1 Beta token give away from Greg a Jooster beta tester

Greg sent me this email today which I thought I would post as is:

Hi, can you post the following on Jooster please. I'm sure some guys will be happy with this as I was when I got my invite offered on Jooster ;-)
Thanks,
Greg

Labels: Joost beta tokens

Title: Wanna try Joost today? 1 beta token giveaway
Post: I've got 1 Joost Beta token to give away and I'll send it out to the first comment to this post. Remember to include your full name and email address.

Want to watch Joost this weekend? 10 beta tokens giveaway

I've got 10 Joost Beta tokens to give away and Ill send them out this Friday afternoon to the first 10 comments to this post, I will decide who gets tokens based on first comments posted or if we get more than 10 entries, then it will be the comment that made me snigger the most. Remember to include your full name and email address or I cant send you your token.

Joost takes the moral high ground on content deals

Viacom MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 ...quality content....

The two internet entrepreneurs Frijs and Zennstrom say their rebel and lawsuit-tinged past led to their ethical content policy at Joost IPTV.

Joost recently partnered with New York-based Viacom and French based i-concerts, both organisations that respect the artists rights, and are exploiting the new and emerging digital distribution platforms on their behalf.

The founders of Joost, Friis' and Zennstrom's former Internet company, the file-sharing service, Kazaa, pushed legal boundaries and resulted in the music and movie industries aggressively suing the company. Selling Kazaa didn't end troubles for Friis, a Dane, and Zennstrom, a Swede, who didn't enter the United States for years because of the lawsuits filed against them.
In November, Kazaa's new owners settled the last of the suits agreeing to pay at least $125 million to the record industry and movie studios.

i-concerts - up to 20 hours of fresh programing

Joost has reached agreements to download programs from Viacom networks such as MTV, Comedy Central and VH1. While the deal's terms were not disclosed, Viacom and Joost will share advertising revenue. Zennstrom said to the New York Times:


"The reason we're doing this is because of our history," Janus Friis told The New York Times. "We know how these things work. And above all, we know that we don't want to be in a long, multiyear litigation battle."

Further reading:
Viacom
Playfuls
NY Times

Joost to feature Marley and B.B King in content deal with i-concerts

i-concerts™opens to artists a new stage for reaching their fans, controlling their live media rights, and benefiting from all existing and emerging digital distribution platforms.

i-concerts™ is a new broadband and wireless syndication platform for the video-on-demand distribution of concerts and live music programming.

LONDON, February 28: The music VOD service i-concerts has secured a U.K. distribution deal making its programming available on the upcoming global broadband content platform Joost.



Joost will feature approximately 20 hours of i-concerts programming that will be refreshed regularly. The content will cover all genres of music and include performances from artists such as Bob Marley, New York Dolls, B.B. King and Andrea Bocelli, as well as multi-artist live shows such as London Live (aka The Album Chart Show). The i-concerts channel will also serve as a showcase for the wider i-concerts catalogue that is already available extensively on a series of IPTV and VOD platforms across Europe.



Founded in June 2005, i-concerts is carried in France by Free Telecom and Club Internet (T-Online France) as a broadband PC VOD service. i-concerts has also signed distribution agreements with Belgian cable operator Telenet and BT Vision in the U.K.


“i-concerts is a terrific addition to our growing music offering,” said Yvette Alberdingkthijm, the EVP of content strategy and acquisition for Joost. “Joost enables music labels and properties like i-concerts to find new fans and connect on a deeper level with existing fans.”


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Joost ranked 6th hottest 2.0 startup




Joost jumps straight in as the 6th hottest startups in Web 2.0 space right now:

1. StumbleUpon
2. Slide.com
3. Bebo.com
4. Meebo
5. Wikia
6. Joost
7. Dabble
8. MetaCafe
9. Revision 3
10. Blip.tv
11. Fon.com
12. Loopt
13. Mobio
14. Tinypictures.us
15. SoonR
16. Turn.com
17. Adify
18. AdMob
19. SpotRunner
20. ViTrue
21. SuccessFactors
22. JanRain
23. Logoworks
24. Rearden Commerce
25. SimulScribe

Thanks to Business 2.0 magazine rankimgs

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Joost ´s content lineup strengthens with Viacom deal

The Jooster can reveal that just two weeks after ordering its content to be pulled from YouTube, Viacom Inc. announced a broad licensing deal with Joost.

The deal, which follows the recent collapse of similar talks between Viacom and YouTube parent Google Inc., involves licensing hundreds of hours of programming from Viacom cable networks such as MTV, Comedy Central and Spike as well as movies made by the company's Paramount studios.

This really strengthens the Joost content line up, which we feel was looking pretty rock solid already with the announcement late last week, on the release of the new 0.8 beta version of a host of new content and channels.

New content with Beta V. 8.0
  • Documentaries from National Geographic
  • Loud noise and fast cars from the Indy Racing League
  • Healthy living programming from Lime
  • A variety of reality series in the Lazy TV channel from Endemol
  • Cartoons like Rocky and Bullwinkle in Saturday Morning TV (Classic Media)
  • A lineup of independent film makers from IndieFlix
  • More reality TV with the Bridezillas series from September Films
  • Video gaming tricks and reviews form Gamestar
  • Comical, irreverent and edgy programming from Bite TV
  • And cool new Bollywood music videos from Savvn
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
Subject Line: Joost Unplugged!

Great news from the Joost Content Team. Today we're announcing a major
partnership with Viacom. Which will bring programming and lots of
channels from Viacom's key brands and properties available on Joost
on our imminent launch.

MTV will offer popular shows, both past and present, including Laguna
Beach, Beavis & Butthead, Real World, Punk'd and My Super Sweet
Sixteen,
while COMEDY CENTRAL will feature episodes from Stella, CCP's
and Freak Show. Nickelodeon, CMT: Country Music Television,
MTV2, Logo, Spike TV, mtvU, and Gametrailers.com will also provide content.
VH1's offerings will include episodes of Flavor of Love,
Surreal Life, and I Love New York. BET's Networks' offerings will
include some of its biggest shows, including Beef, DMX: Soul of a Man,
Comic View and recent smash hit American Gangster.
Also, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage and Paramount Classics will be
providing full-length feature films from its catalog of classics and recent
releases.
This content isn't available yet. We're working hard on shipping,
transcoding and feeding the P2P network (and no, despite malicious
gossip to the contrary - engineering is not giving Star Trek or
Ren&Stimpy top priority) it will all be there for our launch.

Stay tuned!

Dw. -- Dirk-Willem van Gulik, CTO, Joost.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Joost Beta token - Plugin winners


Thanks again to everyone that left ideas for Joost Plugins.
Joost Beta tokens on the way to:

The Winners
Tyler Trushin
Dieter Huelskamp
Juan Luna
Aurelian
Wandal
Paolo

I need your full name and email. Aurelian, Dieter and Paolo please email me with your details.

Beta token entry - A Plugin for Joost




Tyler T

I would love to be able to take cuts from different shows and be able to make funny edits, or I would like to see a tiny pop-up at the bottom of the screen that will have a link to any important breaking news if something extremely important happens.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

iPhone will use Multi touch technology





Perceptive Pixel is a new startup founded by Jeff Han, the creater of the Multi Touch technology, acquired by Apple in June 2006 with the purchase of Finger works.
There were rumors that Apple had tried, unsuccessfully, to hire Jeff at one point to work on the launch of the iPhone, but Jeff had other ideas, and states that Perceptive Pixel, Jeff´s new vehicle is about to change the face of computing.

iPhone

"Multi touch uses a technique called Frustrated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR) to accomplish the tasks shown. It involves the use of a transparent screen with the images rear-projected onto it. For touch-sensing, a camera is placed behind the screen to detect the user interaction"

And Jeff made his feelings clear on the iPhone commenting to a NY times journalist.

"The iPhone is absolutely gorgeous, and I've always said, if there ever were a company to bring this kind of technology to the consumer market, it's Apple. I just wish it were a bit bigger so I could really use both of my hands."

Watch this incredible video to see Jeff Han and Phil Davidson showing how a multi-touch computer screen will change the way we work (and play).



The future looks bright for multi touch technology; whilst it creating an understandable level of WOW factor during its release in March 2006, its only starts to seem truely revolutionary and a ground breaking moment in global communications when you think of it in the context of Apple.

Apple are about to pump this technology, or something similar, to the millions - worldwide and that just has to be a good thing.

Further reading:
Multi touch screen
iPhone
Jazz mutant

The Truth WareHouse

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