RedSwoosh

  • Akamai Releases FoxTorrent 1.0 – Firefox BitTorrent Add-on

    Red Swoosh (acquired by Akamai for $15 million earlier this month) released v1.0 of FoxTorrent today. This is a fully functional BitTorrent client for Firefox that works cross platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) and has a very cool additional feature – the ability to stream files as they are downloading. This is no Azureus (my BitTorrent client of choice), but it does the job and saves time by… Read More

  • Payday for Red Swoosh: $15 million from Akamai

    Update: According to SEC documents, Red Swoosh sold for a total of $18.7 million to Akamai. Akamai has acquired Red Swoosh for $15 million in a stock for stock transaction. We covered Red Swoosh last year when they launched a free, ad supported version of its file serving technology. Red Swoosh uses bittorent-like technology to quickly transfer files using peer to peer technology. Some companies… Read More

  • Use Red Swoosh to Serve Files For Free

    Silicon Valley based Red Swoosh is launching a free, ad supported version of its file serving technology today (the link in this sentence is to the new site – redswoosh.net will redirect sometime overnight). Prior to today Red Swoosh was available to paying customers only, who use their bittorent-like technology to quickly transfer files using peer to peer technology. The result is… Read More