The Venice Project - Now in BETA

January 8th, 2007 | Categories: launch, social media, video

The Venice Project logoI just received an early morning e-mail from The Venice Project crew. It’s official. The stealth start-up is now in BETA mode and testing can begin.

As mentioned a million times already, this new venture is backed by the same guys who brought us KaZaa and Skype. In this case, third time doesn’t need to be a charm when you’ve already struck big on your first two endeavours. Nonetheless, expect big things from this infant project that promises to “completely revolutionise television. Combining the best features of TV with the powerful social features of the internet, The Venice Project will give TV viewers, advertisers and content owners more choice, control and creativity than ever before”.

Sounds ambitious, but I have no doubt that if anyone can pull this off, it’s these chaps.

The BETA e-mail goes on to say:

“Today, we’re inviting you to take a sneak preview of our work and take part in The Venice Project’s first beta testing phase. This is a private, invitation-only beta test and the software is still in the early stages, but we would greatly value your opinions. We hope you’ll participate actively by giving us your feedback on everything from bugs to performance issues and suggestions for new features.”

With this BETA release, it appears as though the company is following a gMail-esque type word-of-mouth marketing campaign. In other words, they are offering a certain few a limited number of ‘invitations’ in an attempt to create an exclusivity buzz. This is out-dated and unoriginal.

Before I make a premature analysis of the program, I am going to take the time to immerse myself with its features and functionality. Stay tuned for an upcoming post.

In the meantime, here are some pages of interest that you do not need BETA or log-in credentials to view:


UPDATE: As requested by a reader, please inform me if you would like an invite when I receive tokens. Do so by dropping me a comment to let me know.



  1. Jeremy David Says:

    Ha ha I might be interested in an invitation. I love parties.

  2. Eliezer Says:

    Hello. I’m experienced user & could be a good beta tester. Please send me invitation token, if it possible. Thanks in advance!
    [email protected]

  3. Aidan Says:

    Thanks guys.

    I will send them out as soon as I get them. I promise :)


  4. Fred Says:


    I’m also interested in the Venice Project. If it possible, could you please send me invitation token. Thanks in advance!

  5. George Says:

    Please!!!! please please!!!! Send me an invite.

    I am cutting my cable service and i neeed this…If anyone can spare an invite I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance

    invitemetoo at gmail dot com

  6. Aidan Says:

    Hey all,

    I received two invitations and sent them to Jeremy and Eliezer. The next two I receive will go to Fred and George. Hopefully soon guys…


  7. Joost Invitations Says:

    […] The Venice Project - Now in BETA […]

  8. Ramer Says:

    As a multimedia professor, I would welcome a glimpse and an invatation into the future of television.

    Thank you.


  9. Reddy Says:

    Pls invite to joost

  10. kamal Says:

    please send me a joost invitation

  11. Jacques Says:

    Please send me a joost invitation?

  12. Seong Says:

    I have 4 free joost invites, mail me
    [email protected]

  13. Max Says:

    Love the party

    Getting Joost Invitation become so difficult. I have try many webpage and have no luck. I hope somebody still have an invitation to give me. My email is tieutumathi[at]gmail[dot]com

  14. andree Says:

    Hi, can anyone please invite me to joost? i would really like to test it!

    Email: [email protected]

  15. Anonymous Says:


  16. hakki Says:

    [email protected]

  17. Michael Says:

    Hello, I like to try out Joost. Can you please send me an invitation.

  18. kennethsn Says:

    hi need to have an invite for the joost beta

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