Limewire‘s Sparky is an prototype that will reduce traffic and improve the network. The more people who help out by testing the easier it will be to find any problems before it ships. If this is successful then all gnutella programs would use the techniques in this prototype.
On the Songspy website (which is almost NEVER upadated) got an update! This is the complete message that was posted: “September 28th, 2001 SongSpy is now alive a kicking like a crack-addict… (ehem).
Now that Vivendi Universal has officially taken over the reigns of MP3.com this week, their first order of duty was to strip down the payouts to artists on the site’s Payback for Playback service.
In this Wired.com news article it talks about MusicNet, one of the new subscription based programs coming out. MusicNet gave its technology platform to its distribution partners on Thursday, moving a step closer to offering the first music industry-endorsed alternative to Napster.
News.com is reporting that Napster has been a bad monkey of late, spending much of parent company BMG’s not-so-hard earned millions. “That money, sources close to both companies say, is coming from Bertelsmann’s pockets.
geek.com is reporting that file swapping has hit a new all-time high, 3.05 Billion files traded in Augest. Napster during its peak in feburary only had 2.79 Billion files trading.
A Reuters report on how “Universal Music Group plans to start issuing CDs in October with software that prevents music from being digitally copied into computer files.” These guys will never learn.
In a statement that really comes as a shock to no one, Cosmiverse.com reports that a BBC study of the online music world showed that 62% of people download music for free and show no signs of stopping. According to one statement in the article, “Free MP3s will never go away.
Following on from This story I thought I’d have a quick look to see if the song in question was up there in filesharing land,sure enough,within 3 minutes it was sitting on my hard drive(courtesy of Morpheus)It’s just a shame I can’t stand Michael Jackson….
HIVE 1.0 ® is Alberg software’s Enterprise P2P Application for collaborative work spaces based on the JXTA platform. Recently released Hive 1.0 BETA has made much buzz in P2P space. The latest release of HIVE 1.0® Standard Personal Edition comes with many enhancements and additions 1.
Reported by News.com: “Music-swapping company Napster announced a major deal with music publishers Monday, settling part of its outstanding lawsuit and helping clear the way for its planned subscription service.” IMHO, this is bull$h1t. Just another excuse to charge us $9.95/mo.
Rumor has it that Hotline Communications has thrown in the towel and laid off all of its staff.
Wired.com reports that “Hackers say it’s easy to take over AIM accounts and pose as the user whose account has been commandeered, using several hacking programs that are in wide circulation on the Internet.
We reported on this a while ago, but it is getting more attention now, namely from the EFF: “Widespread public outcry has resulted from the circulation of draft legislation titled ‘Security Systems Standards and Certification Act’ (SSSCA) that would require that all future digital
This article was posted on The Screen Savers website. Written By Megan Morrone. This isn’t about filesharing but I personally feel that we should feel good about donating extra CPU cycles. Hope we all download this. “Last July I received an email from Matt.
URLBlaze V.2.2 is released. Several neat features were added: 1) MUCH faster search result on the multi-search system. 2) See what other people are searching for online. 3) Copy/Paste URLs. 4) Much more search results and more… Try this freeware now.
From Gnutellanews.com:LimeWire announced that they’ve open-sourced the LimeWire codebase under the Gnu Public License (GPL). Java source code and documentation is now available from their new website dedicated to Gnutella and LimeWire development at http://www.limewire.org/.
Is file sharing as we know it over? I doubt it, I think it can only get better with time. A.L.I.C.E is an artificial intelligent chatbot that might soon help us file sharers out.
Recently, several Zeropaid Members informed us that the popular gnutella file sharing client Xolox has placed a link to Zeropaid.com on its opening screen.
A News.com report points out something maybe we dont want to think about – the financial future of the companies who provide file-sharing clients.