Duke to shut Usenet server, home to the first electronic newsgroups. This week marks the end of an era for one of the earliest pieces of Internet history, which got its start at Duke more than 30 years ago. ————————————————————————————————- Duke University in North Carolina is where Usenet began, and today the institution is shutting […]

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BitTorrent Inc. has open sourced uTP, the BitTorrent protocol powering the latest release of uTorrent, in the hope that other BitTorrent clients will soon adopt it. UTP promises less congestion for ISPs and end users without degrading overall download speeds. Thus far, however, many BitTorrent developers outside the BitTorrent Inc. team are skeptical about the […]

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