BitTorrent

What is Torrenting?

One of the first things a person does after booting up a brand new PC is download a different web browser, especially if you’re on a Windows …

Net Neutrality

FBI Uses BitTorrent to Find and Catch Child Porn Offenders

To combat the distribution of child pornography on the Internet, U.S. law enforcement is using BitTorrent to track down and catch …

Net Neutrality

Magnetico: A Personal Torrent Search Engine That Can't Be Shut Down

With BitTorrent more than a decade and a half old, it’s one of the most enduring P2P protocols around. It hasn’t been developed much in recent years …

Net Neutrality

Torrents Are Particularly Popular in Europe, Research Shows

Nowadays, online pirates have many options to download movies, TV-shows or other infringing content.<p>Streaming sites have become more popular in …

Net Neutrality

Samsung Pay adds in-browser partner

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Samsung announced a partnership with Visa that will integrate Samsung Pay with Visa Checkout, Visa’s buy-button offering, according to Finextra. As a result of the …

P2P

Torrent Site Bitsnoop Shuts Down

Founded in 2008, torrent search engine Bitsnoop was one of the fastest growing torrent sites at the beginning of the decade.<p>When the site first came …

Net Neutrality

BitTorrent Gets New CEO, Prepares to Spin Off Live TV Streaming Unit

More changes are afoot at BitTorrent: The San Francisco-based P2P technology company has hired Rogelio Choy as its new CEO, and is now looking to …

IPTV

BitTorrent Inc. to Refocus on What Made it Rich - uTorrent

While torrent clients such as qBitTorrent and Deluge have a passionate following among enthusiasts, there can only be one winner when it comes the …

Net Neutrality

Sources: BitTorrent hires Rogelio Choy as CEO, prepares to spin off live TV streaming unit

LiveTV

Just a few big Chinese P2P lenders seen surviving in sector tarnished by scandal

The seemingly relentless proliferation of China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms has finally been contained by stringent measures introduced by …

P2P

Starbucks adds Apple messages

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Starbucks announced that beginning in April, US users of iMessage, Apple’s default messaging app, will be able to give each other digital Starbucks gift cards within the …

P2P

The best free alternative to uTorrent 2017

uTorrent was once a lightweight, open source alternative to BitTorrent's official software. Its speed and streamlined interface made it the tool of …

Linux

Know Before You Borrow: 7 Questions Before Considering Peer-to-Peer Lending

These unique online lending platforms could help you get fast and easy access to cash -- but you need to understand what you're getting into.<p>If you …

P2P

Classic Hacks: How To Use BitTorrents Anonymously

Image: iStock<p>Bittorrent users are looking for ways to hide their identities from the outside world. Even the less concerned among them are now …

VPNs

South Korean P2P app gets PayPal funding

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Viva Republica, the South Korean company behind mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) transfer app “Toss,” raised $48 million in a funding round that now includes PayPal among other …

P2P

US police can search BitTorrent shared files without a warrant

A US judge has ruled that police can search an individual's files on peer-to-peer file sharing networks.<p>US law enforcement authorities can now search …

Baton Rouge

Chase QuickPay processed $28 billion in 2016

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>At its investor day, JPMorgan Chase announced that Chase QuickPay, its proprietary peer-to-peer (P2P) payments offering, saw 94 million transactions worth $28 billion in …

P2P

PayPal One Touch hits 50 million users

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>PayPal One Touch, the firm’s single-click checkout solution, remains PayPal’s most rapidly adopted product in the company’s history, according to a new company blog post.<p>The …

P2P

P2P trends – the future of purchase to pay

Surprisingly, Europe is distinctly immature when it comes to the implementation of P2P technologies. In a survey across 12 European Markets it was …

P2P

torrentz.eu shuts down forever! end of biggest torrent search engine

Over two weeks after the shutdown of Kickass Torrents and arrest of its admin in Poland, the world's biggest BitTorrent meta-search engine …

Net Neutrality

Search Engines To Ban Torrent Sites From Serving In Results

Torrent Freak reports that Google "and other search companies" will voluntarily stop indexing torrent sites in search engine results after continuous …

Advertising Industry

PayPal adds P2P bot for Slack

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Slack users in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia will soon be able to send each other money via PayPal.<p>A new bot, PayPal's first, will allow peer-to-peer payments of up to …

P2P

THE MOBILE P2P PAYMENTS REPORT: Why it's more important than ever for companies to monetize mobile P2P

Peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, defined as informal payments made from one person to another, have long been a prominent feature of the payments industry.<p>That’s because individuals transfer funds to each other on a regular basis, whether it's to make a recurring payment, reimburse a friend, or split a …

P2P

BitTorrent Live TV App Finally Arrives On Android Devices

Android users that have been patiently waiting for the arrival of the BitTorrent Live TV App on Android devices will be pleased to know that it is …

Apple TV

BitTorrent Live launches its live TV streaming app on Android

BitTorrent has been expanding its p2p services to add music and video streaming, file synchronization, and more. One of its newest efforts is …

Apple TV

BitTorrent's live TV app finally arrives on Android

Despite troubles plaguing the company, BitTorrent has brought its peer-to-peer live streaming app to Android, a few weeks after making the iOS version available. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, where it has already garnered a lukewarm rating of 3.2.<p>BitTorrent Live lets you …

LiveTV

BitTorrent now has a free live streaming TV app on Android

BitTorrent may have been originally known for debatable torrenting practices on the web, but the protocol can also be used for totally-legit live streaming television events. BitTorrent Live, previously released for FireTV and Apple devices, is now available on Android. With it, you can livestream …

Technology

bittorrent vs HTTP

Here's a comparison between the use of bittorrent vs HTTP for data transfers.<p>Basic Facts<p>Bittorrent is a way for a client to figure out what peers …

DevOps

The Inside Story of BitTorrent’s Bizarre Collapse

<i>How a group of valley outsiders blew through the company’s cash and nearly left it for dead.</i><p>L<b>ast April, a pair of cousins</b> named Bob Delamar and …

Technology

How BitTorrent's failed to find a successful business model despite its widely used protocol