We have invites for the Put.io cloud storage game changer

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[Turkey] We recently previewed the upcoming put.io cloud storage service which fetches media files and lets you stream them immediately.

The service has created a lot of buzz, because it’s able to keep redundant copies of your files which you can access from anywhere with a browser, including files for the iPhone and PS3. These can be fetched automatically from bittorrent networks, FTPs, direct download links, Rapidshare links or basic http authenticated links. And you can stream your downloaded files instantly with an appropriate player. For example, Divx Web Player for DivX files. Cleary it has the potential to create something of a media storm. As one commenter on our last post put it “will probably make the RIAA and MPAA pop a blood vessel.” Yes, some may well use this to stream torrented movies. But of course, it’s perfectly possible to use the service for entirely legitimate means like storing videos of your family events. Welcome to the Internet. Imageshack (a US company) downloads torrents without apparent legal problems.

Putio has competitors like humyo.com and Binfire.com.

As we mentioned before, put.io will be launched as a paid service but during private beta they are free for some lucky TechCrunch readers. Yes, that’s right, we have 200 invites for put.io which are waiting for you to grab.

Just click “here” and you’ll be signed up and in.

They give souped-up beta tester accounts 50 GB storage and 150 GB bandwidth. Which is pretty good.

After private beta the service will be paid-for, so until then, you can enjoy and help put.io team with the improvements.

UPDATE: Due to a lot of demand Put.io has added 200 more invites so grab them before they are all gone.

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  • http://geek-news.net/ Richard M

    Damn first in and the code isn’t working

    • josh

      Just because you’re first to post doesnt mean you’re the first to click.

    • srikanth

      hello……send me tooo one please….

  • http://beerpla.net Artem Russakovskii

    Looks like they’re all gone.

    • http://geek-news.net/ Richard M

      Looks like it was Tweeted and or posted 41mins ago, so yeah looks like they went quickly.

  • http://www.oykunyilmaz.com oykun yilmaz

    how quick are they all gone! :(

  • http://www.gyani.info vishal

    The ‘techcrunch’ code isn’t workin already! :-(

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/csaba.palfi Csaba Palfi

    That “first 200 commenter” stuff with other invites was much cooler. :(

  • http://timtunnicliff.magntize.com Tim J

    Same here, techcrunch the invite codes don’t work, need fix! help! lol

  • http://geek-news.net/ Richard M

    Its live now, it must have been a glitch. But I’d hurry there were only 80 slots open

  • Gary Sheynkman

    wow that was fast

    looks like an interesting service though…

  • http://timtunnicliff.magntize.com Tim J

    I’m in, thanks for the fix TechCrunch :)

  • http://thedifferenceengine,eu jon bradford

    Keep trying – seems to have a few invites left

  • Yusuf Motiwala

    Got one. Looks neat, especially rapidhare feature. Hope rapidshare don’t ban them.

    Good luck for the launch.

  • mike

    boo, no invites left. I was psyched for this too.

  • http://www.soloengine.com/ Justin

    Thx for thr invite. Testing out the service.

  • goog

    I want one,thanks.

  • http://blog.jpmaxman.com JpMaxMan

    Are there really no invites left, or is there a technical glitch??

  • http://www.apovia.de/ Jan

    Can’t await to test it – feature list sounds really great.

  • http://datagutt1.com datagutt

    No more invites left i see..

  • annhltr

    wow, thx TC!

  • http://bitcount.com.br Marco Túlio Pires

    I just created an account and it showed 30 something invites left… what are you guys talking about?

    • http://bloggermint.com Franklin

      Sent me invite dude

    • Vitalii

      Please, give me invite. I want to test it.

  • http://danieltenner.com Daniel Tenner

    Well, I’ve clicked about 10 times and it still says no invites… Oh well.

    Hey, put.io team, assuming you read this, if you want another beta tester, please do contact me, via Twitter or any of the contact methods listed on my blog (linked in my name).

  • David

    Awesome timing! A link to this article showed up in my timeline for a split second.

    Thanks TC, I’ve been playing around with Put.io and I think I am in love. Binfire looks positively ugly compared to it.

    I let it download some open-music from Mininova and I must say it worked quite well. Automatically loaded the tracker information, downloaded the torrent, decompressed the archive, and even seeded while streaming the album for me to listen in the browser. (the artist was Kismet, they are pretty good actually)

    I am interested to see how the beta progresses.

    • http://www.binfire.com david Robins

      David, our main goal at binfire.com has been functionality up to now. A new Skin is coming soon with much better UI. Although I don’t call binfire’s UI ugly, we know we need to do a better job in making the user interface easier to understand.

      • David

        Fair enough good sir. As a developer I understand the UI is not the most important aspect of a service, rather the quality of the functionality it brings. I guess “positively ugly” was a little harsh, what I meant was that Put.io has a very clean fresh look while binfire seems a little bit dated.

        I look forward to checking out the new skin and I wish you all the best!

      • http://www.binfire.com david Robins

        Dave, I appreciate your comments and was not offended at all! It is the best to hear honest opinon rather than somebody saying something nice, but not true.
        I know for the fact that we need to do a better job in the user Interface.
        Take Care,
        David Robins

  • paulersA

    Sounds great, sign me up!

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  • http://xxdesmusxx.net xxdesmus

    Wow…that was fast. All gone again. :(

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