The two tech wizzes behind the free online phone service Skype have unveiled another great web innovation: global broadband television. Called Joost, the service is billing itself as the world's first free global internet-based television platform in a piracy-free, interactive service uniting advertisers, viewers and content providers.

by Caroline Gutierrez

Joost marks the third startup for Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, who in addition to Skype also introduced Kazaa, a popular music downloading service. The duo sold Skype to eBay in 2005 for approximately $2.5 billion. Visitors to Joost.com can register and test the service, as well as provide feedback for future improvements.

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