Distributed computing

  1. Streaming Services Are Cutting Big Checks for Rights Holders: Guest Post by Rhapsody President Jon Irwin

    October 25, 2011 9:00 AM EDT (The rise of the music-streaming market has brought with it apprehension about size of royalties paid to artists. People are simply concerned about the value of music, and it has been an increasingly common topic in news articles and blog posts in ...

  2. YouTube Accounts for 12% of U.S. Bandwidth, According to Arbor Networks

    April 29, 2011 12:19 PM EDT YouTube accounts for 12% of U.S. bandwidth and is a factor in falling P2P traffic, according to Arbor Networks . Netflix is tops with 20% of U.S. bandwidth. HTTP (world wide web) sites are second with 19%. P2P has declined to 8% of North American ...

  3. Italian Pirate Bay Proxy site Closed Down

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Italian music industry's battle with the controversial Swedish BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay continues. Officers from the Guardia di Finanza, Italy's fiscal police force, operating in the northern Italian town of Bergamo, have se ...

  4. Business Matters: MOG, iPhone, Echo Nest, P2P and more

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- MOG is planning to unveil an iPhone app at a press event on March 15, right in the middle of interactive week of SXSW. Look for more coverage at Billboard.biz when the app is in the wild. ( Press release ) -- Echo Nest has received a $500,000 g ...

  5. Analysis: The P2P-To-Streaming Migration Continues

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Good news for music companies: P2P traffic is said to be declining while streaming sites are growing in popularity and becoming more a more integral part of labels’ and publishers’ strategies. P2P traffic “is declining quickly” and losing populari ...

  6. Briefs: Mobile Streaming Growth, Radio Is Dead?

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In its Global Mobile Broadband Traffic Report for Q2 2009 , Allot Communications says mobile HTTP streaming, with sequential quarter growth rate of 58%, is the fastest growing use for mobile data. HTTP streaming covers sites like Hulu, MySpace ...

  7. Report: BitTorrent Site Mininova Tests Filtering

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A BitTorrent tracking site akin to the Pirate Bay - Mininova - reportedly is implementing a copyright filtering system to stave off legal action against it. The site's co-founder, known only as "Niek," told TorrentFreak that the con ...

  8. BT Blocks Pirate Bay, P2P Sites Shut

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telco BT and other mobile providers have blocked access to P2P BitTorrent trackers including the Pirate Bay. However, the move is a result of the content that such sites link to, rather than the issue of copyright infringement or the April 17 ...

  9. Report: Teen Music Spending, P2P Use Drops

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Teens are buying fewer downloads, using P2P less frequently and listening to more music streams, according to a new report by NPD Group. NPD found that CD purchasing declined by 26% in 2008 while download purchases fell 13%. In contrast, more than ...

  10. Judge Rules Against P2P IsoHunt

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A British Columbia Supreme Court Judge ruled yesterday against a motion brought forward by Torrent site isoHunt seeking to clarify whether it was infringing on copyright material. The motion for declaratory relief was brought forward by isoHunt fo ...

  11. Pirate Bay Spokesman Cross-Examined In Court

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Pirate Bay trial has entered its fifth day at Stockholm district court, with defendant Peter Sunde being cross-examined by the prosecutor Håkan Roswall and the music companies' lawyer Peter Danowsky. The four men on trial are accused of b ...

  12. Metal Fans Streamed To Download Festival Site

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The metal/rock Download festival held at Donnington Park in England June 8-10 generated almost a million unique visitors to its dedicated Web site, promoter Live Nation U.K. announced today (June 20). The event, headlined by My Chemical Romance (R ...

  13. Reciva Teams With RealMusic

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reciva Limited, the Cambridge, England-based Internet radio and digital media player specialist, has struck a partnership with U.S. audio streaming firm RealNetworks. Through the agreement, users will be able to access RealMusic through Reciva ...

  14. France's Fnac Launches Unlimited Streaming Service

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Triple-threat covers downloads, streaming, cellular. Leading French music retailer Fnac has launched an unlimited music streaming service. FnacMusic Illimité, which went live Nov. 9, accompanies the retailer's download store FnacMusic, launch ...

  15. RealNetworks Presses Button On RealAmplify

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Plug-in software goes live in U.K. RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and entertainment creator, today (Nov. 1) launches RealAmplify, an ad-free streamed online-music radio technology for both consumers and Web-based businesses to use on Web sit ...

  16. RealNetworks Presses Button On RealAmplify

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and entertainment creator, today (Nov. 1) launches RealAmplify, an ad-free streamed online-music radio technology for both consumers and Web-based businesses to us RealNetworks Inc., the digital media and enter ...

  17. P2P Radio Gets New Search

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mercora aims to catalog a world wide web streams. P2P radio pioneer Mercora has introduced a new Internet search tool - Mercora Music Search - dedicated to finding music being streamed anywhere and everywhere on the web. Mercora hopes to index the ...

  18. Elite Torrents Joins Shuttered P2P List

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Site offered thousands of illegal movies, TV shows. One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut down by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. Elite Torrents, which had been receiving 8.5 mil ...

  19. EMI Inks Deal With Peer Impact

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Commercial P2P service now has four majors. Commercial P2P service now has four majors. News ...

  20. Streaming Service Launches In Taiwan

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Taiwan music streaming service KK Box made its official debut today (Feb. 17) with the support of major international and local labels. Taiwan music streaming service KK Box made its debut today (Feb. 17) with the support of major international an ...

  21. Streaming Service Launches In Taiwan

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Taiwan music streaming service KK Box made its debut today (Feb. 17) with the support of major international and local labels. Taiwan music streaming service KK Box made its debut today (Feb. 17) with the support of major international and local l ...

  22. MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hearing on P2P service set for Feb. 7. Hearing on P2P service set for Feb. 7. News ...

  23. Altnet Links With Grokster

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Commercial service runs alongside P2P networks. Commercial service runs alongside P2P networks. News ...

  24. KaZaA Could Filter Copyrighted Music, Critics Say

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Owners might be able to monitor P2P services. Owners might be able to monitor P2P services. News ...