P2P Ownership Interest Increased to 26% by Planet Zanett; GlobeDrive Creating a Global VPN.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 23, 2001
Planet Zanett, Inc. (NASDAQ:INCU) today announced that it has increased its holdings in GlobeDrive.com, Inc. www.globedrive.com, a global file-sharing utility based on P2P technology.
GlobeDrive is developing proprietary technology for an any-drive-to-any-drive global network via web browser. Planet Zanett will provide operational as well as strategic support.
"We are seeing a revolution in the hierarchical distribution of information. Our partnership with GlobeDrive links us strategically with the visionaries who are building the tools to exchange data horizontally. From Palm Pilot(TM), to desktop computer to enterprise server, GlobeDrive allows information to flow without regard to the traditional server client relationship," stated David McCarthy, CEO of Planet Zanett.
Yossi Krasnjanski, President of GlobeDrive, emphasizes the fundamental need for humanity to communicate directly. "Global file sharing is a form of digital communication that mirrors the linear way people naturally interact. Moreover, GlobeDrive allows select shared access whether its software is installed or not."
GlobeDrive distinguishes itself from other P2P file sharing applications by providing selectivity of access to data and resources, thereby enhancing data security and control. GlobeDrive's scalability enables network implementations from two to more than 200,000 PC's.
About Planet Zanett, Inc.
Planet Zanett is a business developer led by a focused group of highly qualified investment professionals who, since 1991, have formed companies around cutting-edge internet, wireless, optical, and telecom technologies. Planet Zanett employs an Asset Based Internet,(TM) strategy. This strategy starts by partnering with the owners of the physical and intellectual assets of the old economy in an effort to identify distribution bottlenecks. Then, company-based solutions are formed employing existing off-line revenue. The Internet platform developed can later be marketed to other industry participants.
Planet Zanett has been instrumental in the success of a number of young technology companies including Robotic Vision Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:ROBV), SmartServ Online (NASDAQ:SSOL), YouthStream Media Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:NETS), and FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc (NASDAQ:FTGX)