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Joost: It coulda been a contender, or not

The company that was supposed to kill YouTube is finally dead: some of its assets have been sold off to ad network Adconion Media in what's likely a total fire sale.

By November 24, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Google vs. Apple, YouTube vs. Warner, Joost vs. Volpi

The Google Voice dispute continues, while Warner music and videos may soon reappear on Google's YouTube.

By September 18, 2009


Joost sues former CEO Volpi over Skype

Days after being ousted as chairman of Joost, former CEO Mike Volpi is sued by the company over his alleged use of confidential information in a bid to acquire Skype.

By September 18, 2009


Former Joost CEO ousted as chairman

Mike Volpi has been removed from the board by a shareholder vote and Joost is investigating his actions during his time as chairman and CEO, according to the company.

By September 12, 2009


Joost bows to YouTube, gives up consumer video

It's the first bust for Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the duo that gave us Skype and Kazaa. Joost is dropping consumer service to focus on video platforms.

By June 30, 2009


Report: Joost CEO Mike Volpi a candidate for ITV job

Joost chief is said to be a candidate for top spot at Brit broadcasting network, as video site continues to be eclipsed by YouTube and Hulu.

By June 22, 2009


Joost shopping itself to satellite and cable providers

Time Warner Cable is among companies that has expressed interest in the struggling Web video service.

By April 23, 2009


Sony Pictures is on YouTube, Hulu, but not Joost anymore

Licensing deal with Joost expires and studio doesn't renew. The struggles of the former high-flying video service continue.

By April 21, 2009


Boxee plugs into Joost, MTV Music

Media application gets plug-ins for Joost and MTV Music. In addition, its Mac and Linux alpha versions are being opened up to the public, and its Windows alpha is being expanded.

By January 8, 2009


Daily Tidbits: Joost kills software application

Joost has decided to discontinue its software application and Panasonic is getting in on the social-networking game.

By December 17, 2008