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Firefox Gets BitTorrent

Sep 13, 2007, 15:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"BitTorrent is one of the most popular mechanisms for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. For the most part BitTorrent client applications have been standalone tools, but now, thanks to open source startup AllPeers, Firefox users can take advantage of BitTorrent inside of their browsers.

"'With AllPeers you just click on a link for a torrent and it's just like downloading a normal file; you can download it right in the browser,' Matthew Gertner, Allpeer CTO, told InternetNews.com. 'With a feature called Social BitTorrent, which is totally unique to AllPeers, when I start to download files from a Torrent, I can use the same drag and share feature to share with others. It's the path of least resistance for sharing files.'

"AllPeers has been providing P2P file sharing for over two years already, though until now the company was limited to its own private network for peers. With the BitTorrent capability, the technology has now expanded the number of files available to its user..."

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