Posts about “Bittorrent”

Without peer: how BitTorrent became such a success

Thu, Aug 6, 2015
The cover of Time magazine is a good gauge of cultural relevance: so when Shawn Fanning adorned its cover in October 2000 people sat up and took notice. Most did so as it was probably the first time they had ever seen Fanning’s face, prompting the question: why was he on the cover of Time? Fanning is one of the godfathers of peer-to-peer file sharing. In 1999 he – along with his brother, John, and Sean Parker – co-founded Napster, the pioneering audio file sharing site that shook the music world to its core.

BitTorrent selects Taxamo for digital tax compliance

Wed, Aug 5, 2015
Content delivery technology relies on top performing, scalable tax solution.* Internet technology company, BitTorrent who create advanced, innovative technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet, have selected Taxamo’s SaaS-based EU VAT solution to process digital tax compliance with new EU VAT rules on the sale of e-services and digital goods. More than 170 million people use BitTorrent products every month and its protocols move as much as 40% of the world’s Internet traffic on a daily basis.