Scout: Securely Locate Peers Without Central Servers

2016/09/09

As part of our encrypted messaging application Bleep, we wanted to make it possible for peers to locate each other securely using only the BitTorrent distributed hash table (DHT). To support this we added some DHT extensions which we’re now open sourcing under the name Scout. Scout is useful for applications where small groups of…

Donald Glover is the Future, the Future is Now

2016/09/08

It came from space, without warning. Nearly two years after Donald Glover completely blacked out his internet presence just because, the Atlien returned with a single tweet. That tweet contained a single link. That single link opened a single app, mysteriously titled Pharos, which launched us zooming through space with a countdown clock as our only…

BitTorrent Launches The Discovery Fund

2016/08/26

Last December, we asked independent artists to weigh in on the present and future of creative sustainability. Not surprising, creators identified direct-to-fan distribution as most significant digitally-driven change. 59% of artists said getting their work discovered is the biggest challenge they face in their own career, followed by fan outreach. Digital distribution lives and dies…

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Frank Ocean’s “Blond” Is Fearless But Still Handcuffed To Apple Music

2016/08/24

Frank Ocean is, without dispute, one of the most fearless artists of our age. Certainly there are no shortage of other artists pushing the boundaries of creativity to the breaking point. Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral,…

Why I Hate The Word Content (And You Should Too)

2016/08/09

I remember when Dan Schoenbrun first sent us the screener for collective:unconscious, an anthology film about dreams, nightmares, volcanos, suburban paranoia, and the state of race in America. We were like, damn – that content is tight.

Dream Experiment: collective unconscious

2016/08/09

First, they were assigned someone else’s dream. Second, they were asked to ‘capture the spirit of the dream’ they received. Third, they created a one-of-a-kind anthology film known as collective:unconscious … co-directed/interpreted by filmmakers Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, and Lauren Wolkstein. This rapid eye movement cinema premiered at the SXSW…

BitTorrent News to Cover Historic Hillary Clinton Acceptance Speech

2016/07/28

History will be made tonight when Hillary Clinton formally becomes the first female presidential candidate for a major US political party. And nothing will be sacred as the BitTorrent News crew critiques, comments, and cracks-wise on the proceedings. Visit btlive.tv to download BitTorrent live for Mac, Apple TV, or Fire TV and tune-in to BitTorrent News…

BitTorrent Live (and BitTorrent News), now available for OS X.

2016/07/21

Download and tune-in to BitTorrent News’ coverage of the Republican National Convention BitTorrent Live, the multichannel OTT app, is now available for  OS X (Apple laptops and desktops). Download the DMG file here. One of the key channels on BitTorrent Live is BitTorrent News. If you’re not watching BitTorrent News’ coverage of the RNC, you’re…

BitTorrent News Goes Live Today from the RNC

2016/07/18

Josh Rubin Joins Production Team in Partnership with The Daily Dot, BitTorrent Live now available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV

BitTorrent Now is Available on All Apple Platforms

2016/07/14

BitTorrent Now, our direct-to-fan streaming app, is now available on both Apple TV and iOS. For the first time, fans can stream music and film from independent artists to all their devices in the Apple ecosystem.

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