By now, you’ve no doubt heard about Joost, the P2P “TV 2.0″ project from the creators of Skype and KaZaa.Â In fact, some of you are trying to score invites into the private beta (and I can help you with that…more on that in a moment)
The Joost team has released version 0.9 of their software for download.Â This is the second release for Mac, and features a few interesting improvements.
First, inviting friends to Joost now happens from within Joost itself, not just the webpage.Â There is an invitation widget located in the My Joost area of the application now.
Also, the team seems to have listened to online requests and added a standby mode which pauses all video and minimized the program to your taskbar.Â It’s a perfect emergency strategy for when you’re watching Joost at work and the boss comes in (not that you would ever do that, of course).
Other improvements include how Joost handles poor network performance and the ability for shows to have “overlays” that allow for extra content to be displayed.
All very interesting stuff.Â Click Here to check it out.
Now, about those invites…
If you want to get into the Joost Beta, I have 4 (and only 4) invites to give away.Â If you want in, listen to today’s Apple Gazette Daily Podcast.Â I’ll be giving you a secret word to email me, and the first 4 individuals to do that will get the invites.
Why such asinine methods for getting invites?Â Mainly because I don’t want a hundred emails asking for the invites…but also because it’s fun…