Om Malik did an interesting interview with Skype and Kazaa co-founder Janus Friis about his and his partners new venture The Venice Project. Essentially the Venice Project will be P2P-based TV streaming. Here's what Friis has to say about the way the project uses P2P technology:

"Kazaa and Skype were based on a piece of technology called the “Global Index.” Skype basically built a communication layer on top of that. That technology has evolved since then, and the Venice Project, is built on that global index and we have developed a P2P video streaming layer on top of that core technology."

My understanding has alwys been that Global Index is Skype's flavor of a DHT overlay network, and I wasn't aware that this was ever completely introduced into the Fasttrack network. Not that this would matter too much anymore, of course.

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