SXSW 2013: Young Guru Breaks It Down
[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
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.
Your Book Is A Startup: Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef, And The BitTorrent Publishing Model
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
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…
Friday Download: Fugazi
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…
Behind The Scenes With NODE: Army of Two
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….
Friday Download: Minutemen and Billy Bragg
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
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…
Epic Meal Time Winners
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
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…