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  • Users in poorer countries download movies, those in richer economies prefer music October 10, 2014

    Washington: Those living in poorer countries primarily download large high-definition files such as movies over Internet, found a study. It added that a country's economy plays a major role in Internet file-sharing patterns. Researchers reported that BitTorrent users in countries with a small gross domestic product (GDP) per capita were more...
  • Serverless, anonymous chat client BitTorrent Bleep now available for Android, Mac September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BitTorrent is fast expanding its Bleep P2P messaging platform, that it first launched in July this year as an inviteonly prealpha release for Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. In the first major update since its launch, Bleep is now publicly available for users to try it...
  • BitTorrent unveils Bleep, a serverless messaging platform July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: BitTorrent has unveiled its P2P messaging platform BitTorrent Bleep. The prealpha release of the serverless chat client will be initially available to selected users on Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. In a post on the official BitTorrent blog, Jaehee Lee, senior product manager, explained the reasons...
  • BitTorrent's Sync seven times faster than Dropbox, hits 2 million user mark December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Announced quite sometime back, BitTorrent's file synchronisation app Sync is claimed to be seven times faster than the popular cloudstorage app Dropbox. Also, the company claims that doubling its user base in a month, the Sync tool has hit the 2 million user mark. With BitTorrent's Sync, users can...
  • Download the entire Pirate Bay website as a 75MB file February 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Trust the Pirate Bay users to be overcautious about worst case scenarios. Thanks to a Czech Pirate Party member, you can now download all of The Pirate Bay through a comparatively tiny 75MB archive. As one of the most controversial yet most widely used torrent site on the Internet, The...
  • Man ordered to pay $1.5 mn for sharing 10 movies November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In what is said to be the largest ever penalty awarded in a BitTorrent piracy case, a US judge ordered a man to pay $1,500,000 in damages to an adult entertainment company for sharing 10 of their movies via BitTorrent, reports TorrentFreak. Defendant Kywan Fisher was asked by the...
  • Swedish court upholds Pirate Bay conviction November 27, 2010

    Stockholm: A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling against three men behind file sharing website Pirate Bay, raising the fine to more than $ 6 million but cutting their prison sentences to between four and 10 months. An industry body hailed the decision and said the authorities should move...