BitTorrent Palooza Report: July 2013 (Or, How Stuff Gets Made)

2013/07/08

Good ideas can come from anywhere, which is why BitTorrent holds regular hackathons which we here at BitTorrent call a “Palooza.” The basic idea is that we set aside two work days where anyone within company can form a team to work on a new product, feature, internal tool, or general idea. At the end…

Friday Download: Spoon

2013/07/05

In this edition of Friday Download, we’ve got Spoon: Texas-based indie darlings turned alternative rock sensation. Listen to them in 1997, performing from the album that established their sound–The Soft Effects EP– all the way to 2008, performing from their critically acclaimed and creatively daring album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Enjoy! Links to the…

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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Interview: DJ Premier at The Roots picnic

2013/07/03

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tPdFt2szvk] DJ Premier discusses who does it the right way in hip-hop at The Roots Picnic. The man knows what he’s talking about; our friends at Okayplayer encourage you to take notes.

Interview: Joey Bada$$ and Trinidad Jame$ at The Roots picnic

2013/07/03

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGJDwGcYGVI] Joey Bada$$ and Trinidad Jame$ at the Roots Picnic watching over sleepy kitten$.

Interview: Robert Glasper Holding Kitten

2013/07/02

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWIdv_6Nitc&#038] Another great moment from the Roots Picnic: Robert Glasper and Wyatt Cenac talk music, hold kittens. You’re welcome.

Public Enemy is On Tour – Download Their New Single On BitTorrent, Send in Your Remix

2013/07/02

Public Enemy is on tour, and as a reminder, you can download the Public Enemy Bundle to receive the group’s new single “Get Up Stand Up.” Opt to unlock the Bundle with your email, and you’ll get even more from the group: the music video, outtakes and an exclusive multitrack. If you’re in the Los…

Friday Download: Beirut

2013/06/29

In this edition of Friday Download: lo-fi-indie-gypsy-rock sounds like quite a lot, and just quite right. Three live shows from Beirut, spanning over seven years of material. Links to the torrents below, with thanks from our friends at archive.org. Friday Download: Beirut 1. O-WEST / Tokyo, Japan / 2012 2. KLRU / Austin, Texas /…

New Music From PIXIES

2013/06/28

Surf-punk, screaming and subversive pop: the loud-quiet-loud sound of PIXIES became the sound of alt; the driving beat behind grunge. They broke up. They got back together. And now, for the first time in almost ten years, they’re releasing new music. Their single “BAGBOY” debuts right now on BitTorrent. Unlock it with your email, and…

BitTorrent is Not a Crime. It’s a Bookmark.

2013/06/27

We made this, which makes it easy to tag the Internet. Here’s how it works. 1. Drag the sticker into your bookmark bar. 2. Go to any website. Click Not A Crime. 3. Move your cursor, and start dropping truthbombs. bittorrentisnotacrime.com

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