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Netflix may one day be run using WebTorrent technology

Netflix and other streaming services like it are crowning achievements of modern web standards and technology; able to stream pedabytes of data to consumers around the world, simultaneously and (mostly) without difficulty. However it faces the same problems as other large online entities, colossal web-traffic bills and the inerrant security …

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Popcorn Time users are settling their lawsuits

The release of Popcorn Time was a watershed moment for piracy. Just as Bittottent made it easier than the early days of file sharing, Popcorn Time changed the game once again and made torrenting just as simple as streaming content from Netflix. As much as this could have been a …

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BitTorrent is making a peer to peer browser

BitTorrent wants to take the internet in to a new direction with its new browser, Maelstrom, which will run on the BitTorrent protocol. The web browser is in the closed alpha testing phase currently but the development team wants it to solve several problems the internet is facing at the …

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uTorrent version 3.4 speeds up downloading

uTorrent has been criticised a lot over the past couple of years, often for going from its very minimalist, simple client to a much more packed piece of software combining lots of new features. However, this latest update is likely to please even the most jaded of downloaders, as it …

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Swedish uploader fined $652,000 for one movie torrent

An Ex- Admin of the now defunct bittorrent site, ‘Swebits’, has been fined $652,000 for uploading one pre-release movie a few years ago. Along with the crippling fine, he will have to serve 160 hours of community service and has a suspended Jail sentence hanging over his head for helping …

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uTorrent is generating a lot of ad impressions

When uTorrent‘s parent company, BitTorrent Inc. announced that it would be adding banner like adverts to its torrent client, there was some measure of outcry from users. Not that much though and it shows, as most haven’t turned off the optional feature or used an older version. So much so …

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VLC may add Bittorrent streaming support

VLC

VLC is perhaps the world’s most popular after-market media player in the world and it could soon be breaking new ground by becoming the first to support the streaming of torrent files. Think you could code such a feature? A few fans of the software are offering $10,000 to the …

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Demonoid is back

Demonoid

It’s been down for over three months, prompting many to believe it had disappeared for good. However, today Demonoid, one of the world’s biggest name torrent trackers is online once again, though the Demonoid domain still remains inactive. The last quarter of a year has not been easy for Demonoid or its …

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Torrent trackers to come back online

Open Bit Torrent

Two of the world’s biggest torrent trackers, OpenBitTorrent (OBT) and Public BitTorrent (PBT), have announced their plans to return to operation, concluding the protest against uTorrent parent company BitTorrent Inc. A couple of weeks ago, we reported on how both trackers voluntarily ceased operation in an attempt to force the …

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Torrent trackers down themselves in protest

Torrent Protest

Two of the biggest BitTorrent trackers in the world, OpenBitTorrent (OBT) and PublicBitTorrent (PBT) have gone offline to protest a silence by the makers of Utorrent, over a money saving protocol enhancement – or lack thereof. Being not-for profit trackers, both OBT and PBT are sensitive to waste, especially when …

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Can illegal downloads ever be stopped?

Its a burning question many authorities have tried to answer for years now and there appears to be no solution for the billions lost on movie, game and application sales. KitGuru has reported many times in the past on bitorrent and newsgroups sites, including the temporary close of Pirates Bay …

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