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BitTorrent announces 150 million monthly users

BitTorrent announced a 50 percent increase in the number of individuals using its mainline client and uTorrent. This ongoing surge led to a new milestone for the company as well, hitting 150 million active users per month. That figure is…

Trivia Tuesday: Some facts about BitTorrent

Torrenting is perhaps one of the favorite ways for internet users to download copyrighted material for free. It involves downloading a .torrent file and loading it into a torrent program, which then finds users around the internet (thanks to "trackers") who…

First BitTorrent certified TV announced, more devices coming

Turkish HDTV manufacturer Vestel has announced the world's first Bittorrent certified HDTV, which will allow users to download, share and playback media files directly from their Internet connected television set. Not much is known about the device itself, except that…

Happy Birthday: BitTorrent turns 10 today

Programmer Bram Cohen began designing the peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent protocol in April 2001. On July 2, 2001, he posted the following Yahoo Groups message: "My new app, BitTorrent, is now in working order, check it out here -http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/." Today, the…

Neowin: Interview with PS3 hacker KaKaRoTo

As you may have read on our previous report, a hacker and homebrew developer known as KaKaRoTo is petitioning Sony by releasing a bunch of homebrew titles for the PS3 (as well as other platforms) for free. He calls this…

BitTorrent creator shows off live P2P streaming

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen is now focused on developing a new P2P live streaming protocol that would be superior to all other streaming solutions currently on the market. Cohen demonstrated the unfinished technology this week, but he has yet to…

New BitTorrent client offers truly decentralized P2P

While BitTorrent is the most popular P2P protocol, it still relies on several centralized points for users to find the files they are looking. There have been several attempts at making BitTorrent more decentralized, and the latest Tribler 5.3 client…

LimeWire shuts down P2P service, looks to future

After being found liable for copyright infringement last May, LimeWire has finally been ordered to take down the key features of its service. Citing the program as committing and facilitating copyright infringement, the popular file-sharing client will be required to…