Thursday, August 11, 2005

P2P Legitimized: BitTorrent Ready for VC Love

Once tainted by some of the more nefarious P2P stigmas, it would appear PHBs out there are slowly coming to the realization that BitTorrent, while it enables end-users on disparate networks to poll their bandwidth to facilitate transfer of files, isn't at all designed to be an illegal file sharing system. Big players of various industries are starting to embrace it as a significant cost-saving platform, and many are starting to court the little startup with funding. Om Malik shares interesting insights into this evolution from an interview of Ashwin Navin, an early investor in BitTorrent.

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