I was over at Skinkers this morning with Matteo Berlucchi shooting a video for Partner-TV. I love spending time with Matteo as his infectious passion for his company and his product is great – plus he’s a lot of fun. He proudly showed me that he’s in an article in Der Spiegel this month alongside BillG, Google and Steve Jobs but despite his new found media success, he was still happy to give us a great interview. It’ll be coming up soon on Partner-TV. If you haven’t heard the Skinkers story it’s worth listening – these guys licensed Microsoft Research technology in return for equity in the company. Pretty damn cool for a company that some say “don’t get it” or or not open (I’m talking about Microsoft, not Skinkers now…).
During the visit, Matteo showed me one of their latest projects called LiveStation – a highly efficient video streaming service using Silverlight to deliver realtime video to your desktop. The UI was lovely and we talked about the potential to do it on a mobile too – not far off. I’ve just signed up for their closed beta which I’m assured I’m on and have managed to grab 10 other invites so if you’re interested, reply here and also sign up and I’ll drop your name to them to bounce to the front of the queue. Partnership has it’s privileges as they say 🙂
[update] I just spoke with Skinkers. If you add “heard via Steve Clayton” in the signup field they’ll do their best to accommodate you. if you already registered, please do so again!