Looks like Mashboxx has hit a few snags along the way to launching... it's been in the works for more than a year and is now expected to launch in early 2006.
"...We wanted to write and thank you for signing up for the Mashboxx Beta Program. We know that it's been a while since you registered and we just wanted to bring you up to date on our status. Due to the process of obtaining the proper authorization from the music industry and building a fun and easy-to-use peer to peer service, we have been unavoidably delayed in launching our public beta. The good news is that our software is currently in a closed private beta, and we will soon have the music industry authorization finally solidified so that we can release Mashboxx to the public.
One of the most critical features of Mashboxx is having the industry authorization to allow you, the user, to be able to use a file sharing application that provides you with the ability to have a comparable experience to the one you have always been able to enjoy using other peer to peer software. This is a gigantic leap forward for file sharers around the world, as Mashboxx is the first company to do this.
As a user you'll be able to search across the existing peer to peer networks and download music safely and securely. No adware. No spyware. No problem.
You have received this email because you subscribed to the Mashboxx Beta Program. We respect your privacy and your email address has not and will not be shared with anyone outside of Mashboxx.
Thanks and we look forward to providing you with a quality file sharing experience."