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BitTorrent Hits 100 Million Monthly Users As It Seeks Distro Opportunities

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 3, 2011

BitTorrent is keen to polish up its image and move away from its connections with piracy and into legitimate lines of business.

Today it announced it had reached 100 million active monthly users and it released some other usage stats:

· Average daily active users: Over 20 million

· Average daily client downloads: Over 400,000

· 52 languages (including English)

· Clients checking in from over 220 countries every day

BitTorrent could become a very important distribution medium, especially if its streaming version takes hold. Take for example the massive amount of bandwidth that Netflix uses for streaming; or the net neutrality debate and how to make bandwidth use more economical and efficient; also what could this technology mean for companies such as Akamai and content distribution networks?

In all of these areas BitTorrent could help. To show off some of its abilities in distributing large files such as video, BitTorrent has been helping to distribute independent movies: Pioneer One, Yes Men, Four Eyed Monsters, and an album from PAZ.

BitTorrent will be at CES later this week showcasing some of its "future capabilities."

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Please see: BitTorrent Close To Launching Live Streaming Technology


· Average daily active users: Over 20 million

· Average daily client downloads: Over 400,000

· 52 languages (including English)

· Clients checking in from over 220 countries every day

BitTorrent couldl become a very important distribution medium, especially if its streaming version takes hold. Take for example the massive amount of bandwidth that Netflix uses for streaming; or the net neutrality debate and how to make bandwidth use more economical and efficient; also what could this technology mean for companies such as Akamai and content distribution networks?

In all of these areas BitTorrent could help. To show off some of its abilities in distributing large files such as video, BitTorrent has been helping to distribute independent movies: Pioneer One, Yes Men, Four Eyed Monsters, and an album from PAZ.

BitTorrent will be at CES later this week showcasing some of its "future capabilities."


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