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The stuff heroes are made of

Julia Kurnia | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Here is a story that deserves to be shared. Sammy Kanja is a founding member of Zidisha's online microlending community in Kenya. He used his earl...

Miner Mike, the Bitcoin Minter

John Pavley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

In 2009, my friend Mike was getting into bitcoin and I remember him explaining the whole concept to me: A virtual currency managed by a peer-to-peer network open to anyone with a computer and uncontrolled by any bank or government.

The Most-Downloaded Legal Music on BitTorrent

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Our question: who are these artists giving people permission to download singles and entire albums (comprising 78 percent of downloads according to MusicMetric) for free? We were curious, so we asked. Here's the word from BitTorrent.

P2P Lending Gets Ready to Explode for Christmas

Brett King | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business
Brett King

No one could doubt that peer-to-peer lending (or P2P Lending) has landed big time in 2010, but it looks as if the best is just about to come.

Does 'iTunes Match' Offer 'Parley' to Music Pirates?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

In the year 2000, when MP3.com launched a service that allowed people to stream their own music from "the cloud" by authenticating it with a CD, the l...

RIAA Wins $105M In Limewire Piracy Settlement, But Artists May Not Benefit

Posted 07.16.2011 | Arts

CORRECTION: Information contained in the Torrentfreak article to which this post referred was incorrect. The RIAA has not released a statement specifi...

Revolutionizing the Revolution Business

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Keiser

The Egyptian revolution was definitely enabled by social networking sites. I find it difficult to understand the positions of those in the blogosphere who fail to see this point.

GameStaq: Gaming The Gaming System

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thrillist

Video games can be fun, but buying them can really drain a bank account, although maybe if your mom worked a little harder you wouldn't have to sacr...

How to Get Better Sound on YouTube

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

If YouTube is a big part of how you listen to music these days, this simple little tweak can improve your listening experience considerably.

BitTorrent Claims 100 Million Active Users Worldwide

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Pioneering P2P file sharing platform BitTorrent has 100 million active users, the company announced on Monday. In November at the NewTeeVee Live ...

The Finance Sector Gets a Start-Up Overhaul in 2011

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The biggest risk to the finance sector today is not from other banks, it's the growing gap between the institution and the customer.

Pirate Bay, Others Fight Back With Plan To Stop Website Seizures

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A BitTorrent-based DNS system has been proposed to combat the government's ability to seize domains at will. Reacting to recent seizures, like this w...

Advice for Jammie Thomas-Rasset

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The jury in the latest trial of illegal file sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset has awarded the plantiffs, Capitol records et al., an award of 1.5 million do...

The Death of Retail Banking Is Here

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The concept that banking is necessary, but banks are not has often been debated. The question of whether technology advances and new business model re...

Cloud Computing and SME Banking -- A Perfect Match

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The cloud is increasingly critical for SMEs not only for facilitating business, but also for enabling closer connections with partners, integrating shared services, and improving payments and cash flow.

Download Illegally, It's the Right Thing to Do

Jason Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jason Schmitt

The plea from the music industry, which seems to have only gross sales in mind, is that if you illegally download you are hurting the artists themselves. This logic is far from true.

Video: Adobe's Big Peer-to-Peer Plans: "We can Eliminate Bandwidth Costs"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

With the imminent  launch of Flash Player 10.1, Adobe will provide publishers with the tools to dramatically reduce bandwidth costs with a ne...

Pervasive Banking or Irrelevance? You choose...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Why do we use cash? Why do we use banks? The basic premise is that banks are necessary to create a flow of cash and enable commerce, with built in pro...

Congress Must Act Now to Reform P2P Networks

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

We have allowed P2P software developers to voluntarily regulate themselves but they have failed. Congress must act now to implement the proper safeguards to protect the American people.

Report: Google Is Largest Source Of Internet Traffic; 6% Of All Global Traffic

Information Week | Thomas Calburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The largest source of traffic is Google (NSDQ: GOOG), which accounts for 6% of all Internet traffic globally, according to Arbor Networks' 2009 Intern...

Music Sales Up After Sweden Filesharing Crackdown

guardian.co.uk | Katie Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Record labels are pointing to the dramatic rise in music sales in Sweden, just months after the country introduced anti-piracy laws, as evidence of wh...

Whack-A-Mole Security: Bad Policy, Bad Legislation

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Peer-to-peer software, by itself, did not cause the confidential Congressional document to be leaked to the press. Certainly people are not perfect and some data breaches will still occur even with better policies and technology.

Could Doctors Go the Way of Record Companies?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Watching the AMA defends its turf on issues like doctor reimbursement is like watching the RIAA file copyright lawsuits against teenagers, even as its business model collapses around it.

Watch CNN.com Live Video, Share Your Computer With CNN

WindowsSecrets.com | Brian Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Many people who watched live streaming video of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Jan. 20 may not realize that their PC was used to s...

UPDATED: Music Label Says No Deal With New Free Music Service Qtrax

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: QTrax, the free P2P music service, made a big splash today by announcing that it was launching with the support of all four big music labels....