Virtual Piggy, A Paypal For Minors, Rebrands As Oink After It Buys Domain From Kevin Rose’s Milk

Oink -- a user-review app <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/kevin-rose-oink-app-store/">created by Kevin Rose's startup lab Milk</a> before Milk was <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/03/15

Jotly Lives! Parody App Goes Live In iTunes

You remember <a href="http://www.jotly.co/">Jotly</a>, right? The <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/10/18/jotly-parodies-our-mobile-local-social-app-obsession/">hilarious and absurd spoof of our mo

Oink Hits 100K Downloads, With 100K Items Added In Under Three Weeks

In two and a half weeks since <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/kevin-rose-oink-app-store/">its launch</a>, micro-recommendation app <a href="http://www.oink.com">Oink</a> has clocked in a 10

Jotly Creator Swears He’s Not Making Fun Of Oink

So <a href="http://www.nosh.com">Nosh</a> founder <a href="http://www.nosh.me/">Alex Cornell</a> came up with and shot a promo video of this parody app that allows you to review anything in the world

Milk's First Project Revealed: Oink, A Mobile App To Vote, Rank, And Share

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/oink.png" alt="" /> As we <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/04/04/milk-kevin-roses-new-company-aims-to-solve-big-problems-on-the-mobile-w

One year later: Remembering OiNK's Pink Palace

One year ago today OiNK’s Pink Palace was shut down by police. It’s only appropriate to pour one out for it today. OiNK had been in operation for a little over three years; I had joined ex

Study says music industry needs to embrace BitTorrent sites

A new study says what we’ve been saying for God knows how long: [music] piracy is here to stay. It’s now up to the industry to figure out how to move forward. The study, by the MCPS-PRS Al

OiNK: Six were arrested last week, shared 'advance' music

More information has emerged on the OiNK-related arrests of last week. (Please don’t call it “oinkgate;” The “gate” suffix is banned here.) A total of six people were arr

For seeding a single album, arrests made in OiNK BitTorrent tracker case: report

A former OiNK user was arrested last week, TorrentFreak has learnt. The user, who was not identified, was later released on bail. More arrests are expected. This news should concern a lot of us here,

Does the invitation system used by private BitTorrent sites still work?

[photopress:vuzesplash.jpg,full,center] Does the current invitation system used by so-called private BitTorrent sites need to be changed? TorrentFreak, a source of inspiration to nearly everyone on st

Latest 2600 magazine asks what happened to the warez scene

[photopress:2600winter08.jpg,full,right] We wrote a brief primer on piracy a few months ago, discussing the ins and outs of several different methods of getting your free, daily fix of music, movies a

What.cd? to create all-new, faster site code; also, a few site invites

What.cd?, one of the two main OiNK successors, is developing an entirely new set of site code, promising to be faster and more secure than the old TBsource. (TBsource is used by several private BitTor

The Pirate Bay cancels its OiNK replacement, BOiNK, suggests you find other trackers

First OiNK died, then came the replacements. Now one of those is gone, never having gotten of the ground. BOiNK, the Pirate Bay’s planned all-music BitTorrent tracker, has been cancelled. It see

I can't legally download a song? Fine, to the Dark Web I go

And people wonder why kids these days resort to piracy. I was just browsing Beatport looking for a certain mix of The Gossip’s “Jealous Girls.” Lo and behold it’s on the site,

Script kiddy attacks What.cd, sends out phony RIAA e-mails

You know, in this post-OiNK world, music fans can’t be too careful when it comes to picking a new BitTorrent tracker. That’s why when I woke up this morning I was fully convinced that that

A day late and a dollar short, Wired lists OiNK alternatives: Welcome to last week

Poor Wired. Its post on how to “cheat” the music industry could be one of the lamest I’ve ever seen. It’s essentially Digg bait, despite the fact that, at this point, everyone

So how are the OiNK replacements?

I’ve gotten into both Waffles and What.CD? and while they don’t quite match OiNK on all levels, it’s still a great effort by both parties. I’ve found myself uploading and using

Trent Reznor used OiNK

It’s no secret that OiNK was full of different people, ranging from teenagers in high school to accountants from Sweden. Now Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor himself is publicly admitting h

When Pigs Fly – A different take on the music industry

Rob over at Demonbaby is pissed. At the music industry, at the takedown of OiNK – everything is driving this guy mad. Hence why he took to his blog and decided to really let the public know the

Yo ho ho snort! Pirate Bay guys resurrecting Oink

It won’t be private and it won’t have many torrents, but Oink Boink will have the might of TPB behind it, allowing us all to rest easy tonight knowing that you’ll be able to get all
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