Webware roundup

What's going on around the Net today? Webware's got you covered.

-- Skype founders name new video start-up Joost. The once-named "Venice Project" now has a real name. The service, which has been in private beta since this summer, aims to bring free, high-quality Internet programming through a Web-based interface. (News.com)

-- Putting a squeeze on Net video. Internet media technology company On2 has some exciting new codecs that could mean streaming high-definition video on services such as YouTube and Google Video in the near future. (News.com)

-- DMCA complaint with YouTube dropped. A controversial DMCA complaint about a video on YouTube has been dropped after the man who made the complaint realized the video in question was simply just offensive instead of a copyright violation. He originally pulled the DMCA card when complaining got him nowhere. (News.com)

-- User-generated Web sites in clicks-to-cash dilemma. The future might have a lot of Web video, but according to market research analyst Screen Digest, all of that won't amount to much money for content providers. We checked out a proposed solution for this a couple weeks ago with Podaddies. (News.com)

-- For sale: One-way trip on a private jet--no waiting. Got $9,500 for a quick trip wherever you want? Sure, that could get you a couple of round-trip, first-class tickets on most jetliners, but what if you want to take your own plane? OneSky is here to help you out with a private jet Web service akin to Expedia. (News.com)

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.


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