Joost Fires Off Their CTO

Posted Jan 18, 2008

Joost, the P2P video utility started by the same co-founders as KaZaa and Skype, has recently let go of their CTO, Dirk-Willem van Gulik.  Van Gulik took a new job with BBC’s Future Media Technology Group as the Chief Technical Architect where he will oversee the development of a similar application called the iPlayer.

“The BBC recognizes that IP-connectivity is quickly moving beyond the personal computer. This appointment signals our commitment to providing licence-fee players access to BBC content however they want it,” stated Erik Huggers, controller of the Future Media Technology Group at BBC.  “Dirk-Willem has made significant contributions to the development of the internet. His knowledge and expertise will be of great advantage to the BBC and the industry. It is a pleasure to welcome him to our division and I look forward to working with him.”

Matt Zelesko stepped up as the Senior VP of Engineer at Joost.  Zelesko previously worked with Mike Volpi, CEO of Joost, at Cisco Systems.  This news comes about 3 months after the Joost CEO stepped down.

For previous Joost coverage, see: http://127.0.0.1/pulse2/category/joost/

[Information Source: NewTeeVee]