Ashwin Navin (BitTorrent's chief operating officer) demonstrated the service last week at BitTorrent's temporary headquarters, a small, one-room San Francisco office shared with Navin's last venture, an import/export firm called GSI Group. Surrounded by pallets of imported playing cards and poker chips, Navin fired up a browser on his laptop and typed "Mozilla" into the BitTorrent search box. The search quickly produced a site offering torrents for the free browser.
When is this wonderful thing happening? Well, the search engine should be with us in about two weeks when it goes live. It will be accessible through the BitTorrent website.