• Deadpool: AllPeers shuts down browser-based file-sharing

    All Peers, the UK-based open-source application for sharing large files inside a browser, shuts down today. When it launched in August 2006 it was named by Skype founder Niklas Zennström as among Europe’s most innovative tech start-ups. AllPeers had raised a single round of financing from Mangrove Capital Partners and Index Ventures. In a post on their blog today the founders said: It… Read More

  • Much Hyped AllPeers To DeadPool

    UK/Prague based peer to peer file sharing startup AllPeers announced that it is shutting down today: “We have not achieved the kind of growth in our user base that our investors were expecting, and as a result we are not able to continue operating the service.” AllPeers first launched in 2006 to an incredible amount of user enthusiasm. They allowed anyone to create a private… Read More

  • AllPeers BitTorrent Plugin Preview For TechCrunch Readers

    UK/Prague based peer to peer file sharing startup AllPeers has launched a sneak peek of their latest release candidate (0.7) just for TechCrunch readers (available here), which includes a fully functional BitTorrent client. AllPeers is a Firefox plugin that lets you easily share files amongst your contacts, using BitTorrent to speed their progress. Although AllPeers started out as a peer to… Read More

  • AllPeers Goes Open Source

    AllPeers launched with a bang but then struggled along with a whimper. That’s why today’s news that they are taking their source code open source (a popular move lately) is both a surrender as well as a glimmer of hope for the struggling startup. AllPeers is a great idea in theory. Users can create private P2P file sharing networks, away from the prying eyes of the RIAA and… Read More

  • AllPeers Adds Chat: Becomes Relevant Again

    AllPeers, a Firefox P2P file sharing plugin, had incredible hype when it launched in August (the rumors had been around for nearly a year at that point). People were calling it the “killer app” for Firefox, and the company is backed by early investors in Skype, Mangrove Capital Partners and Index Ventures. And since AllPeers is a Firefox extension, it works across all… Read More

  • Let's Share Some Files – Four Services Compared

    File sharing has long been a popular use of the Internet. I remember sitting at my laptop and asking a friend to name a song, and then seeing if I could download it off of Napster and play it before he could find the cd on the shelf, put it into the player and play the song himself. I often won those competitions. The old Napster is long gone, but was of course replaced with many other P2P… Read More

  • AllPeers Opens Doors to Public Today

    AllPeers, the much anticipated Firefox plugin for drag and drop P2P filesharing, is going to start offering public accounts today according to a post on the company’s blog. The Prague based company has received funding from Mangrove Partners (early funders of Skype) and Index Ventures, and has received an overwhelmingly positive response in private beta testing (Update: except among… Read More

  • Finally (Almost): AllPeers

    UK/Prague-based AllPeers is a Firefox extension that will allow for group P2P file sharing using the browser. A persistent buddy list in a sidebar is created. Files can be shared with those buddies by dragging a file, folder or URL into their name. It’s just as easy to share the file with multiple people. The core technology is based on bittorent. We’ve followed Allpeers through… Read More

  • AllPeers Nails Series A Funding

    Uk/Czech Republic based AllPeers, a yet to be launched firefox extension for the peer to peer sharing of files that I am absolutely in love with, is announcing a Series A round of venture capital tomorrow. Investors include Mangrove Capital Partners and Index Ventures. No word on the size of the investment. My previous posts on AllPeers, including screen shots of the product, are at this… Read More

  • AllPeers is Coming; Exclusive Screenshots

    Prague based Allpeers cofounder Matthew Gertner came by my house today to install the product and let me try it out. Allpeers is a Firefox extension that creates a simple, persistent buddy list in the browser. Initially, interaction with those buddies will be limited to discovering and sharing files – If you choose to, you can share any file on your network with one or more of your friends. Read More

  • AllPeers Is The FireFox "Killer App"

    I’ve had a chance to talk to AllPeers founders Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner. This company is set to take the world by storm. In my opinon this single firefox extension will massively increase the attractiveness of that already popular browser, drawing more millions away from embattled Internet Explorer. AllPeers is a simple, persistent buddy list in the browser. Initially… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 2

    Here’s the second set of companies that presented at the Web 2.0 conference Launchpad workshop. See Part 1 here. Zvents My friend Ethan Stock showed off Zvents, which launched last night. We’ve written about zvents here and here. In a nutshell, Zvents helps you create and locate the tens of thousands of monthly local events and has tons of awesome ajax, tagging and other… Read More