Skype founders' TV-killer examined

— 6:00 AM on December 22, 2006

Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the two entrepreneurs behind KaZaA and Skype, have been hard at work on their next killer service for a while now. Known as The Venice Project, the service is a streaming, peer-to-peer platform for video content that is poised as means to do to television what Skype did to telephony. Details about The Venice Project have until now been somewhat scarce, but bloggers at GigaOM have managed to get a quick inside look at the service courtesy of one of its beta testers. They say that just like Skype, the Venice Project software is easy to install and use, and that the streaming video quality is "stunning and crisp." They've posted some screenshots of the interface, too. Thanks to Gizmodo for the tip.

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