Friday Download: In The Words of Dr. King

2013/01/19

One year ago today, we won a victory for Internet freedom. One week ago, we lost a hero of the open world. Foundational human rights – equality, expression – are more fragile than they should be. And it’s in this light, and with this knowledge, that we remember and honor the work of civil rights…

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Remembering Aaron

2013/01/16

This week, we lost a technological pioneer and, more importantly, a friend. Aaron Swartz made a profound impact during his short life and now it’s time to honor his contributions. On Thursday, January 24th, a memorial is being held at the Internet Archive in San Francisco. There are also hackathons being organized around the world…

Friday Download: Across the Universe

2013/01/12

Space. All those planets and stars, son. This week, we rummaged through the codes and stacks of the Internet Archive with the universe on our mind. We watched Buckminster Fuller explain it all. We went Around the World in 80 days. We got extraterrestrial with the Grateful Dead. We traveled with Dr. Doolittle. And we…

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Meet Our Team: David Hilborn

2013/01/12

On Thursday, we introduced you to BitTorrent Surf, a new Alpha designed to enable in-browser torrent discovery and download. Today, we’d like you to meet David Hilborn: the guy who managed the release, from whiteboard to real world. Find out more about the team’s inspiration, the journey to Alpha, and what Dave does when he’s…

Installing BitTorrent Surf on Windows 8

2013/01/11

Thanks to everyone who’s tried BitTorrent Surf Alpha for all the early input and great feedback. We’re already hard at work addressing some of your questions. First up: Windows 8. Windows 8 restricts NPA APIs from being installed. However, BitTorrent Surf will work with Windows 8. Here’s what you need to do:

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Distributed Links: Non-Required Reading From Around The Web

2013/01/11

Our first full week back at work. Everything’s CHANGED. In-browser discovery and downloads with our brand-new Surf Alpha. Qualcomm, not Microsoft, keynoted CES and it was a wonder to behold. 4K became the new 3D. Then 8K became the new 4K. 3 Kickstarter films were nominated for Oscars. The human body got hacked. Online courses hit record enrollments. Extraordinary is the new ordinary. Game on.

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Introducing BitTorrent Surf

2013/01/11

For the past six months, we’ve been working on a new web client alpha. Today, we’re excited to invite you to try it. Say hi to Surf. And start downloading content, directly from your browser.

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Friday Download: Certain Freedoms

2013/01/05

Certain things we take for granted. Certain things we can’t, anymore. Our world; our world wide web, remains challenged by issues of fragmentation and censorship. Our challenge, the one facing each and every one of us, as people of the Internet, remains: how do we hardcode these certain things, these certain freedoms, into our shared…

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Distributed Links: Non-Required Reading From Around The Web

2013/01/03

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/54882144] Welcome to 2013. They said this was the future. We said we’re not quite ready yet. Procrastinate with us? There’s the art of the old media caption, meta-captured. There are the over 100 online sources for free and legal music curated by Largehearted Boy. There’s the next decade of big/open/networked, from the brains at O’Reilly Radar. There’s some good news…

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Saturday Download: Our 2012 Holiday Movie Picks

2012/12/22

What’s your favorite galactic holiday special?

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