Startup Adzerk and BitTorrent embark on display ad partnership

2015/01/16

Today our partner Adzerk unveiled that we are working together to power display ads for the BitTorrent Media Network, which includes the BitTorrent Bundle platform, and both the BitTorrent and uTorrent clients. We have built a custom advertising solution on top of Adzerk’s API, which is designed to scale with our millions of users. Our…

Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Passes Away

2013/07/03

We here at BitTorrent are sorry to hear about the passing of Douglas C. Engelbart, a man who revolutionized the way we interact with computers. Among his many innovations: the computer mouse. Read more about his life and passing–reported by The New York Times–here. And watch Engelbart demo-ing the computer mouse for the first time…

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The Real King of BitTorrent

2013/06/25

We’ve watched the myth of Game of Thrones unfold online. We’ve seen the stories: how the season finale set a new “BitTorrent Piracy Record”, allegedly downloaded by 5.2 million people worldwide. And on that note: we’d like to set the record straight. The idea of a “BitTorrent Piracy Record” is a complete fabrication. Because there’s…

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World Creators Summit: Copyright, Innovation, and Ending the Digital Divide

2013/06/05

For two days each year, government officials, publishing and music execs, and tech companies get together at the World Creators Summit to discuss the future of copyright and creativity. The next five, fifty, and one hundred years of entertainment are on the table, and open for debate. Can copyright and innovation work together? Can the…

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The Deleted City: BitTorrent As Archives

2013/05/02

[vimeo 41777233 w=570&h=370] One of the really interesting uses for BitTorrent is archiving content. If a few people think a thing is important enough to keep seeding it, it will always be available to anyone who wants it. The people who are seeding can come and go. As long as there’s one person who’s holding…

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Friday Download: Spirit Animals

2013/01/25

In today’s Friday Download: all things animal, with live shows from Animal Collective, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, and White Rabbits, antiquarian Bird-lore from the Audubon Society, and an audiobook version of Jack London’s White Fang. All courtesy of Internet Archive. Ready to reconnect with your spirit animal? Read on for the download links.

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Friday Download: In The Words of Dr. King

2013/01/19

One year ago today, we won a victory for Internet freedom. One week ago, we lost a hero of the open world. Foundational human rights – equality, expression – are more fragile than they should be. And it’s in this light, and with this knowledge, that we remember and honor the work of civil rights…

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Friday Download: Across the Universe

2013/01/12

Space. All those planets and stars, son. This week, we rummaged through the codes and stacks of the Internet Archive with the universe on our mind. We watched Buckminster Fuller explain it all. We went Around the World in 80 days. We got extraterrestrial with the Grateful Dead. We traveled with Dr. Doolittle. And we…

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Installing BitTorrent Surf on Windows 8

2013/01/11

Thanks to everyone who’s tried BitTorrent Surf Alpha for all the early input and great feedback. We’re already hard at work addressing some of your questions. First up: Windows 8. Windows 8 restricts NPA APIs from being installed. However, BitTorrent Surf will work with Windows 8. Here’s what you need to do:

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Distributed Links: Non-Required Reading From Around The Web

2013/01/11

Our first full week back at work. Everything’s CHANGED. In-browser discovery and downloads with our brand-new Surf Alpha. Qualcomm, not Microsoft, keynoted CES and it was a wonder to behold. 4K became the new 3D. Then 8K became the new 4K. 3 Kickstarter films were nominated for Oscars. The human body got hacked. Online courses hit record enrollments. Extraordinary is the new ordinary. Game on.

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