BitTorrent

  • BitTorrent Opens Beta For Maelstrom, Its New Take On A Distributed Web Browser

    BitTorrent Opens Beta For Maelstrom, Its New Take On A Distributed Web Browser

    BitTorrent, the company that builds and operates peer-to-peer tools for people to distribute digital files and communicate with each other, is today making an advance on its latest attempt to tackle how we interact online. Maelstrom, BitTorrent’s web browser built on decentralized, P2P architecture, is now in beta. Maelstrom first opened a limited alpha in December 2014, and since… Read More

  • BitTorrent Teams Up With Rapid Eye Studios To Make Young Adult Original Content

    BitTorrent Teams Up With Rapid Eye Studios To Make Young Adult Original Content

    Last November, BitTorrent made a move into Netflix and Amazon territory with the news that it would be releasing its first original piece of video content, Children of the Machine. Today, the peer-to-peer networking platform, which has 170 million active users, is kicking that strategy up another notch: it is entering a bigger partnership with Rapid Eye Studios — the production house that… Read More

  • David Cross Is Letting Fans Name Their Price And Download His First Film Creation Hits On BitTorrent

    David Cross Is Letting Fans Name Their Price And Download His First Film Creation Hits On BitTorrent

    Actor David Cross is foregoing the usual indie film distribution model for his darkly satirical film HITS. He’s letting the public pay whatever they want to download it on BitTorrent for the first two weeks, starting this Friday, February 13. But is this really the best way to distribute something that the film’s producers have worked so hard on? Cross and his producers said… Read More

  • Decentralize All The Things!

    Decentralize All The Things!

    They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services–Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud–so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we’re building the Internet of Someone Else’s Things, wherein every room of every home will contain devices controlled by servers the homeowners don’t know, control, or understand. Read More

  • BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser

    BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser

    BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing company, is today opening an alpha test for its latest stab at disrupting — or at least getting people to rethink — how users interact with each other and with content over the Internet. Project Maelstrom is BitTorrent’s take on the web browser: doing away with centralised servers, web content is instead shared through torrents on… Read More

  • Thom Yorke’s New Album Is The First “Paygated” Bundle From BitTorrent

    Thom Yorke’s New Album Is The First “Paygated” Bundle From BitTorrent

    BitTorrent says it’s ready to help musicians and other creators start selling digital content. Today the company is announcing a new “paygate” feature for Bundles, which are promotional packages of content shared through BitTorrent by publishers or the artists themselves. Even before officially launching the Bundle platform a year ago, BitTorrent was talking about the… Read More

  • Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

    Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

    Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay Our Comrade The Electron, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, or you struggle to read English, please at least read its angry rant… Read More

  • BitTorrent Says Its Promotional Bundles Saw 60M Downloads In 2013

    BitTorrent Says Its Promotional Bundles Saw 60M Downloads In 2013

    BitTorrent just published a blog post recapping its past year, particular the success it has seen with BitTorrent Bundles. Those Bundles are basically promotional packages of content that creators or content companies share. For example, to promote the iTunes release of the director’s cut of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, its makers released a BitTorrent Bundle… Read More

  • Makers Of Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary “The Act Of Killing” Turn To BitTorrent For Promotion

    Makers Of Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary “The Act Of Killing” Turn To BitTorrent For Promotion

    BitTorrent has been pitching itself as a legitimate way for content creators to promote their works,  and now the company is announcing what may be its most noteworthy partnership yet — Drafthouse Films and the co-directors of the documentary The Act Of Killing are using a BitTorrent Bundle to promote the iTunes release of the director’s cut. Noteworthiness is relative, and… Read More

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