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The Venice Project - created by Skype and Kazaa founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis - has been renamed Joost.com.

The service is one of several aiming to change the way we watch TV, or at least how we access video content online. The software is in beta and available for download from here..

Joost uses peer-to-peer technology to distribute video content. The service will be supported by TV-like advertising.

The software is currently Windows-only but Joost hopes to be available for Mac and Linux machines in the next few months.

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