It’s That Donatey Time of Year: Help the Internet Archive, EFF + More

2012/12/20

It’s that time of the year (y’know, when you throw money at 501c3s to reduce your tax burden). Internet Archive has a generous donor pledging 3x whatever people donate until 12/31, so donating $1 turns into $4 of storage space. IA is kind of a big deal, and is also constantly in need of more…

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Does BitTorrent = Piracy?

2012/12/19

Well, does it? We hear this question all the time. We hear we’ve killed film, the radio star, and the content industry. We hear we’re the web’s dark matter, and the Internet’s seedy underbelly.

Meet Our Team: Ben Allen

2012/12/15

Next year, you’ll see some amazing browser applications based on BitTorrent. Want to know what we’re working on? Well, we can’t give it away yet. But we can introduce you to one of the guys behind web initiatives. Meet Ben Allen. From working in an art gallery to fixing up old motorcycles, Ben found his…

Friday Playlist: The Wish-We-Were-There Live Shows Of 2012

2012/12/14

2012’s coming to a close. While we were able to catch some of our favorite artists on tour (Death Grips! Willis Earl Beal!), alas, we couldn’t see them all. Today, we’re counting down the top wish-we-were-there shows of the year. And we’re making them available to you all, courtesy of the Internet Archive. Read on for…

Distributed Links: Non-Required Reading From Around The Web

2012/12/14

Dope Record Label Dept.: our friends over at XL get the GIF-iti treatment, courtesy of INSA. Best Of  The Best Ofs Dept.: Hype Machine captures the zeitgeist in illustration, and Google presents the year in search. The Details Make The Difference Dept.: UI ingenuity gets served on Little Big Details. It’s About Time Dept.: 14 video games are added to MoMA’s permanent collection. And a quick…

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Meet Our Team: Michael “Pyro” Floyd

2012/12/09

Rebel with a cause: Pyro learned how to program when he wasn’t supposed to, enjoys setting off fireworks, and is currently writing a book. Find out what else moves our head of Research and Development. More about him, plus how he got his nickname, after the jump.

Weekly Roundup

2012/12/08

This week in BitTorrent: 10 million mobile downloads. The future of film. And everyscreen innovation. Want the rundown? Read on, friends.

10,000,000 Mobile Downloads, and Counting

2012/12/06

A little over a year ago, we introduced our first mobile product, Remote. Since then, we’ve released six new mobile products across Android, IOS, and Windows Phone platforms. And today, we reached a major milestone. BitTorrent mobile products have now been installed by 10 million people around the world.

Weekly Roundup Plus the Best Free Things on the Internet

2012/12/02

This week, we helped make The 4-Hour Chef the first BitTorrent bestseller, thanks to users like you. We discussed the future of media distribution with The New York Times. We talked new business models for the music industry with TechCrunch. And we got into what it takes to build a better web with our own Patrick Williams, creator of the Torque…

Meet Our Team: Patrick Williams

2012/12/01

If you’ve used Torque and thought either 1) cool, now I can build something awesome with the power of BitTorrent’s protocol or 2) great, now I can easily share and access torrents on the web, then you have Patrick Williams to thank for that. Our Technical Lead loves Open Source software, enjoys kicking back with…

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