2007 has been the year of the P2P CDNs. Akamai bought Red Swoosh, BitTorrent started to showcase their DNA streaming solution, and Pando inked a deal with NBC to P2P-power the distribution of shows like Law & Order through the network’s NBC Direct download service. Combining traditional CDNs with P2P makes a lot of sense from a business perspective, but unfortunately it doesn’t make the platforms themselves any better.

In other words: Just because something uses P2P technology doesn’t mean it won’t suck. Platforms that suck won’t find any users, and platforms without a solid user base can’t leverage the potentials of P2P. Call it Joost’s Law if you will. So how do you stop things from sucking? By acknowledging that P2P is about more than just saving a few bucks. Continue reading at Nerwteevee.com.

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