SXSW 2013: Young Guru Breaks It Down

2013/04/11

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynYdckQ5lNo&w=570&h=370] In March, we got the chance to catch up with some creators, change-makers, and heroes of the free world at SXSW. Our intrepid film crew (Jeph, Danimal) captured the conversations so we could share them with you. Herewith: a series of small talks about big things. In this installment, we talk with legendary audio…

Friday Download: The National

2013/04/06

Every week, we spend time getting lost in the stacks at archive.org. Each Friday, we offer up a few of our favorite preserved objects and found moments. This week: a short survey of live shows by The National. Read on for the torrent links.

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Your Book Is A Startup: Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef, And The BitTorrent Publishing Model

2013/04/04

If you’re a writer, here’s what you’re up against. No other industry has as many new product introductions as the publishing sector. No. Other. Industry. And your industry is in decline.

BitTorrent Remote: Access BitTorrent On iOS And Android Devices

2013/04/03

Got a torrent you want to download, but you’re away from your home PC? Want to grab a documentary for movie night, before you check out of work? This happens to us all the time. And that’s why we made BitTorrent Remote. BitTorrent Remote is a remote control that lets you access BitTorrent on your…

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Friday Download: Fugazi

2013/03/29

During an era littered with bloated hair bands charging increasingly higher prices for tickets to see arena concerts, Fugazi emerged from the underground Hardcore scene as a form of protest. They insisted no one pay more than five dollars at the door and that no one be denied entry. That’s right. Affordable shows for all…

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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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