BitTorrent Claims 100 Million Active Users Worldwide

Pioneering P2P file sharing platform BitTorrent has 100 million active users, the company announced on Monday.

 

Adobe’s Big Peer-to-Peer Plans: “We can Eliminate Bandwidth Costs”

With the imminent launch of Flash Player 10.1, Adobe will provide publishers with tools to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs with a new peer-to-peer system, explains Kevin Towes, Product Manager of Adobe Flash Media Server, in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.

 

Adobe’s Flash Player 10 on Nearly All the World’s Computers — Getting Ready for 10.1

SAN JOSE, CA – Adobe’s latest version of Flash has been installed in some 98 percent of the world’s computers, according to Kevin Towes who is product manager for Flash Media Server.*

 

P2P is Essential for Quality, Cost-Effective Online Video Distribution, Pando CEO

Robert Levitan, chairman and founder of Pando Networks, a P2P distribution company with 30 million installs and major clients including NBC, says that P2P is an essential tool in video content delivery, and he says it can save publishers up to 75 percent of delivery costs.

 

Pando Has P2P Distribution for Major Video Game Publishers

Pando Networks, the New York-based peer-to-peer provider, which is working with broadcasters including NBC, is now working with major game publishers to distribute big files as big as 6GB, we have learned.

 

CNN.com Relied on P2P for Over Half of the Live Streams of the Inauguration, Report

In keeping up with the unprecedented demand for bandwidth for streaming the Inauguration of Barack Obama, CNN.com relied on a peer-to-peer program in a substantial way, according to a report by Janko Roettgers at NewTeeVee.

 

P2P Networks Hemorrhaging Medical Files, Dartmouth Tuck Professor Finds

HANOVER, NH — Through intentional or mistaken breaches, hospitals and insurers are allowing a large amount of private medical data onto P2P networks such as Gnutella and Limewire, according to a report just released by M. Eric Johnson, an expert in cybersecurity and privacy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  The paper will […]

 

Vuze Has New Interface, Adds Social Networking

Vuze, the P2P client software used to watch online videos, formerly known as Azureus, received a mostly positive review by Seth Rosenblatt on CNET Download.com today. We’ve also published Seth’s video review and demo of Vuse (above). In June, Vuze introduced the new user interface.  It has improved its search functionality and added social networking, […]