It’s a Whole New BitTorrent.com (Part I)

2013/06/25

If you head over to bittorrent.com, you might notice that things look a little different. Today, we’re releasing a new version of our site. Our goal is to make you guys an excellent homebase for everything BitTorrent; from onboarding to alpha projects. This launch signifies the end of a massive, iterative redesign project. But it’s…

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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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Friday Download: My Morning Jacket

2013/06/22

In this edition of FDL: rock revivalism and alt-country experimentation. We’ve got three live shows from My Morning Jacket, spanning a decade of the band’s work; lovingly preserved by Internet Archive’s intrepid curatorial team. A soundtrack worthy of this (fine, first) summer weekend. Links to the torrents, below. Friday Download: My Morning Jacket 1. The…

Torrents to Go: 25 Million BitTorrent Mobile App Downloads

2013/06/21

Another day, another mobile milestone. We’re stoked that 25 million of you are now getting your torrents to go. Guess this smartphone revolution thing that people are talking about is for real. Haven’t tried our apps? They’re pretty rad. See what other users are saying. We’ve also got some good news for our current mobile…

Public Enemy Collaborates With BitTorrent Fans On New Track

2013/06/19

Public Enemy broke out over 25 years ago: a sonic bomb of crazy invention and crazier virtuosity; a call to arms and a call to change (music) culture as we know it. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys maybe said it best: “No one has been able to approach the political power that Public Enemy…

BitTorrent This Film: Why P2P Belongs in the Movie Marketing Mix

2013/06/18

Arthur Newman, distributed by Cinedigm, is an independent film with an Oscar-winning cast; a comic romance about identities, stolen and shed. It’s also among the year’s most controversial movies – but not for the reasons that you’d think. Internet-Age folklore has forever propped up the myth of California gang wars: Hollywood versus The Valley, studio…

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Friday Download: Superman

2013/06/14

With the summer release of Man of Steel, we can’t help but wonder how the latest Superman, played by Henry Cavill, stacks up against his predecessors. For decades, it seemed that Christopher Reeve was the perfect archetype for Kal-El, son of Jor-El. But a generation before, the small screen had the popular black-and-white TV series…

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SoShare It: Special Edition BitTorrent Wallpapers

2013/06/12

A little while back, we announced a Beta project called SoShare. It’s a simple, elegant solution to an issue we face all the time: delivering big files to friends and collaborators. SoShare lets you send terabytes of stuff, all for free. And if you haven’t tried it yet, well, here are eight new reasons to…

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Friday Download: Grateful Dead

2013/06/07

In this week’s FDL, a slight, slightly biased survey of work from one of our favorite bands: the Grateful Dead. Deadheads and music geeks rejoice: the Internet Archive hosts and curates a collection of over nine thousand live shows from the group. Start here. Or start here. And start exploring. Friday Download: Grateful Dead 1….

30 Lessons For Aspiring Musicians: Introducing the Berklee Online BitTorrent Bundle

2013/06/06

Anyone looking to get into music today is up against a lot of unknowns. But the most challenging question for many of us remains: how do I begin? Well, you can begin here. In our latest BitTorrent Bundle experiment, we’re partnering with Berklee Online to build the world’s largest open music classroom. Berklee Online is…

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