Babelgum has pushed itself public yesterday. On the surface it looks very similar to its more famous competitor, Joost. Both are P2P IPTV applications that let you flip through channels and shows streamed to your computer. Both are backed by deep pockets and big names. In Joost’s corner, Skype and Kazaa veterans Niklas Zenstrom and Janus Friis with $45 million in financing. Babelgum was started by FASTWEB founder Silvio Scaglia with $13.2 million invested.
Yet while the market and pedigree may be similar, the execution in each case differs.
NOTE: Joost is available for BOTH Mac and Windows platforms, while Babelgum is Windows ONLY at this time.
If you’re interested in being invited to Joost, let me know — I have a bunch of invitations left to give out!! — just leave a comment here on WeirdGuy with your first and last name plus valid email address and I’ll sign you up.