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I have just posted a feature length post over on NewTeeVee on The Venice Project, the P2P online video service co-founded by the Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. A long conversation with CEO (and long time cohort of Messrs. Zennstrom and Friis) Fredrik de Wahl. For […]

I have just posted a feature length post over on NewTeeVee on The Venice Project, the P2P online video service co-founded by the Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis.

A long conversation with CEO (and long time cohort of Messrs. Zennstrom and Friis) Fredrik de Wahl. For the first time he discussed the underlying technologies that make the Venice Project work. The client/service users the same core P2P technology as Kazaa and Skype, but the client itself is based on the Mozilla framework, and utilizes Adobe SVG technology for the user interface. This and more exclusive details about the codecs, company’s content acquisition strategy and what its does to YouTube’s plans for working with the networks. CONTINUE READING.

  1. There are multiple Mozilla frameworks, which might be a bit confusing given this context.

    XULRunner for cross-platform user interface and updates.

    Gecko to embed web browser technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).

    There’s more, but I am guessing when you say Mozilla framework you refer to XULRunner.

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  2. Though Adobe played an important role in the development of SVG, it doesn’t own it, SVG is an open standard. So “Adobe SVG” is an error in your text.

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  3. The Venice Project – the devil starts to emerge from the details…

    There is a very good article over on GigaOm’s NewTeeVee section here on GigaOm outlining a lot of what is under the bonnet of the Venice Project.

    My reservation about TVP is not what it is, but what it is doing. As Om notes in his interview with …

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