The British tech start-up Skinkers is opening up the technical trial for its Livestation P2P platform today, promising to send out invites to anyone who signs up. Livestation is a P2P live-streaming client based on technology developed at Microsoft Research. The focus of the product hasnít really been clear until now, but Skinkers CEO Matteo Berlucchi told me today that his company wants to establish Livestation as an aggregated news offering with broadcast-quality live feeds.

Skinkers has signed up a number of news broadcasters for this new beta testing period, ranging from Blooomberg to Al Jazeera, but not all of them are going to be available worldwide. A commercial launch with more channels and additional features is planed for the second half of this year. Continue reading at

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