Behind The Scenes With NODE: Army of Two

2013/03/29

Created by Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch, NODE Studios is a new gaming channel on YouTube. And it’s fast becoming one of our favorite places to find gaming content. They’ve got multiplayer demos, mashups, and yelling. In other words: it’s real. This week, the guys are taking on EA’s Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel….

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Friday Download: Minutemen and Billy Bragg

2013/03/23

In this week’s FDL: vintage live shows from Billy Bragg and Minutemen, circa 1985. Beautifully preserved punk nostalgia. Happy Friday, people. Friday Download 1. Minutemen / San Francisco, CA / 1985 2. Billy Bragg / Koln, Germany / 1985

Solving The Internet’s Congestion Problem

2013/03/22

BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker discusses the impact of distributed computing on Internet sustainability. Originally published in Harvard Business Review, March 22, 2013. An open, neutral Internet has been a force for sweeping social change: democratizing information, commerce, and access to jobs, triggering GDP growth and a rising standard of living. Our collective ability to equally…

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Epic Meal Time Winners

2013/03/21

A few weeks ago, we asked BitTorrent fans to submit photos of their most awesome foodthings, to support our friends at Epic Meal Time. The results were amazing/terrifying. Bacon everywhere. Burritos bigger than children. Like pretty sure someone submitted a human heart. Photographic evidence lives here forever, on our Facebook page. Help us congratulate the…

7 Days, 1 Million Downloads, and Alex Day Outcharts Justin Timberlake

2013/03/21

A few days ago, Dave Grohl’s SXSW keynote reminded us why we believe in music. Why we’re ridiculously lucky to be alive here and now, at a time when it’s “easier than ever to start our own bands, make our own records, book our own shows, and publish our own zines”. We can grow up…

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Friday Download: Martial Arts

2013/03/15

In this week’s FDL: fighting words. We brushed up on strategy with Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. We watched girls kick ass in Lady Whirlwind. We found a copy of The Streetfighter, the first film to earn an X-rating in the US for extreme violence. (Sigh.) We went stealth mode/beast mode with Ninja Death…

Download And Remix Alex Day

2013/03/13

We’ve been working on ways for artists to connect with fans; experimenting with sponsored content distribution through the BitTorrent. We’ve been working on ways for artists to collaborate on assignments; beta projects like SoShare. And today, we’re working with Alex Day on ways for artists to collaborate with fans. Alex Day’s album is out next…

Hacking The Record Industry With Alex Day

2013/03/12

For the uninitiated: Alex Day is a pop musician, YouTube artist, and maybe, just maybe, the future of music. In 2006, Alex started posting his music videos on YouTube. Today, he has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers, and 100 million video views. His music has been streamed more than 1 million times. Day gave his life…

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SXSW Update: BitTorrent Live Now An Open Beta

2013/03/12

For anyone with mobile video or webcams, for anyone in the moment, on the ground, or on the front lines; for everyone with the need to break news or break it down in real time: BitTorrent Live is now open. Get involved.

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Friday Download: Cult Film School

2013/03/09

In this week’s FDL, the best of cult film: five free classics, courtesy of the intrepid preservationists over at archive.org. Here’s what’s playing in our late night screening room. Up first: Freaks, a look at the world of sideshow performers. Next on deck: Manos: The Hands of Fate, a film described by Wikipedia as among…

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