When Google launched its Pac-Man logo on Friday, we immediately heard amused groans in our tweet-streams. “Well, so much for my morning,” said one. “Google’s Pac Man logo just ruined millions of dollars in productivity , nationwide,” said —————————————————————————————————— It might not sound like a lot on first glance, but the 36 extra seconds that […]

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According to staff at a large Russian BitTorrent site, earlier this month their admin was lured to another country under false pretenses, held hostage by a criminal gang and beaten at gunpoint until he handed over the site’s domain name. The plan was thwarted, but not before a ransom was paid by his family.? —————————————————————————————————- […]

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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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More than a Year of wrangling in & out of court EMI, Sony, Universal, Warner and ISP Eircom finally have a deal. Shortly the labels will start supplying the IP addresses of alleged file-sharers to Eircom so that it may punish them. The most stubborn subscribers will be disconnected from the Internet for a year. […]

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Newzbin closed following a debilitating legal battle with several Hollywood studios,now, rumors began to surface that during a time when the site was still up, it had been hacked and the source code and databases ’stolen’. Now a group called Team R Dogs/Newzbin2 has contacted ex-Newzbin members with news that the site will soon be […]

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BitTorrent Inc. has removed the invitation system for µTorrent Web making it in public beta. Falcon allows its users to stream the torrent content before it has finished downloading  & to access there downloads anywhere with a simple GUI. ————————————————————————————————— In 2010, uTorrent development team has made more visible improvements than ever before. In an […]

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RIAA  joins CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS in unveiling first-ever list of  NOTORIOUS ILLEGAL SITES.  TPB, isohunt, Baidu on top of the list. ————————————————————————————————— In a meeting with US lawmakers, specifically those belonging to the International Anti-Piracy Caucus (IAPC), RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol discussed a list of sites considered to be “notorious” and “illegal” (May 19). […]

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The US District Court of California has issued a permanent injunction against the BitTorrent search engine isoHunt, forcing it to shut down in the United States. IsoHunt is expected to block all access to US visitors in response to the decision, but no action has been taken thus far. —————————————————————————————————- Early 2006, the MPAA issued […]

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