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Tuesday, 04 January 2011 14:39

BitTorrent grows

Written by Nick Farell
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More than 100 million users
File sharing site, BitTorrent has grown to over 100 million worldwide monthly users. The outfit makes two software products BitTorrent Mainline, and µTorrent.

In a move which might miff the record and film industry, BitTorrent reports more than 20 million daily active users downloading over 400,000 torrents on average. Of course it is a matter of debate how many of those files being shared are good wholesome business ones and how many are films and music, still it is an impressive figure.

BitTorrent is often used for distribution of very large files, very popular files and files available for free, since it’s generally cheaper, faster and more efficient to distribute files using BitTorrent than a regular download.

Eric Klinker, CEO at BitTorrent. “This milestone highlights the size of our user base and the power of our software.” The company has tried to legitimize itself by creating partnerships with content creators.


Nick Farell

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