Items tagged with peer-to-peer

The leak of Windows 10 build 10036 over the weekend (the current Technical Preview is build 9926) revealed a new settings feature indicating a move by Microsoft towards delivering OS system updates via P2P technology. With build 10036 users can now opt to receive OS updates from multiple locations. They can also select from where they want to download the updates, whether strictly from PCs on their own local network or from PCs across the Internet in addition to local PCs (all in conjunction with Microsoft provisions too, of course).The shift to a distribution model... Read more...
Limewire users are going to have to find another way to pirate music and movies download and share legal copies of software, such as Linux distributions and game demos, as well as freely available indie music, because the peer-to-peer service is going belly up by the end of the year. "As a result of our current legal situation, we have no choice but to wind down Limewere Store operations," Limewire said in a statement. "Despite our dedication and efforts, December 31, 2010, will mark the day when Limewire Store shuts its virtual stores." And thus will end the end of an era for Limewire, the popular... Read more...
The music industry dealt what appeared to be a fatal blow to LimeWire by winning a court injunction against the peer-to-peer file sharing service. Desperate to keep the ship afloat, however, LimeWire CEO George Searle confirmed that the company recently laid off 29 of it's 100-person workforce, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. "Following the court-ordered injunction, we reduced our workforce to extend our runway for bringing our new music service to market," Searle said in a statement. "Letting go of colleagues is never easy. If we could have brought about another solution, we... Read more...
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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson likens his company's network to being in a store watching DVDs being stolen.  The question then is whether to act or not to act, and for AT&T that seems like a no-brainer.  So what kinds of actions can AT&T take?  It appears that they're going to attempt to throttle all “rogue” peer-to-peer traffic, whether it starts/stops in their network or not.“Such a move would affect more than just AT&T’s subscribers, as the company’s network investments represent a sizable chunk of the internet’s backbone – which results in almost all Internet data... Read more...