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Blockchain startup Tron buys BitTorrent for reported $126m

BitTorrent (the company) has a new owner: blockchain firm Tron, which bills itself as “the world’s largest decentralised ecosystem”. BitTorrent confirmed the acquisition on its site, noting that its products have...
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Blockchain startup Tron buys BitTorrent for reported $126m

BitTorrent (the company) has a new owner: blockchain firm Tron, which bills itself as “the world’s largest decentralised ecosystem”. BitTorrent confirmed the acquisition on its site, noting that its products have...
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BitChute uses BitTorrent to provide a YouTube alternative

If YouTube is a headache for music rightsholders, expect many to be reaching for the extra-strength painkillers at the news of BitChute, a new video-streaming service based on BitTorrent technology. “What if there was...
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BitTorrent co-CEOs depart as streaming arm shuts down

BitTorrent’s media ambitions appear to be enduring rocky times, with Variety reporting that the company’s co-CEOs have both left, while its BitTorrent Now ad-supported video-streaming platform is shutting down. A shock,...
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BitTorrent co-CEOs reportedly out as Now service shuts down

BitTorrent’s media ambitions appear to be enduring rocky times, with Variety reporting that the company’s co-CEOs have both left, while its BitTorrent Now ad-supported video-streaming platform is shutting down. A shock,...
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BitTorrent Discovery Fund to support emerging artists

BitTorrent has launched a new fund aimed at emerging musicians, filmmakers and other creatives. Called simply The Discovery Fund, it will offer “cash grants and promotional support” to 25 creators in its first year.
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BitTorrent separates into media and B2B companies

BitTorrent is splitting in two, spinning off its file-synchronisation tool Sync into a business-to-business company called Resilio.
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Thom Yorke on YouTube: ‘It’s like what the Nazis did…’

Inappropriate comparison of the day – and quite possibly of the year – comes from Thom Yorke, whose latest interview included criticism of YouTube that escalated from an explanation of why he uses ad-blocking software. “They...
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Report claims Sony Pictures considered BitTorrent acquisition

Imagine a parallel world where movie studio Sony Pictures bought BitTorrent… in 2006. The move appears to at least have been considered, alongside potential acquisitions of Netflix and TiVo, according to a leaked pitch...
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BitTorrent says RIAA is ‘barking up the wrong tree’ over piracy

BitTorrent has given a sharp response to the RIAA’s open letter demanding that the company do more to tackle music piracy online. “As informed commentary in the past few days has made plain, there is a distinction between...
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RIAA targets BitTorrent with plea to tackle music piracy

BitTorrent has been making strenuous efforts to stress the difference between BitTorrent (the company) and BitTorrent (the technology) in recent years. The US company’s execs have regularly claimed that they don’t...
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BitTorrent lays off ‘around a third’ of its US staff

BitTorrent launched its most high-profile bundle yet recently with the BBC for Doctor Who, but it seems not everything is rosy at the technology company: it’s been laying off staff. BuzzFeed claimed on Friday that 40...