BitTorrent

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BitTorrent

(ˈbɪtˌtɒrənt)
n
(Telecommunications) trademark a file transfer protocol which enables users to upload and download large files on the internet in the form of software, games, film, video, music, etc, from other users rather than from a central server
[C21: from bit3 (sense 1) + torrent, the name used in this system for a file that allows the data to be downloaded]
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26 January 2012 - US online music subscription service Rhapsody announced on Thursday the acquisition of sector player Napster International, the UK and Germany business of Napsters Inc, in a move to break into Europe.
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NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-4 February 2008-Ericsson and Napster sign agreement for Napster Mobile service in Latin America(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Napster Japan aims to win 1 million subscribers over the next three years.
The new service comes in two varieties: Napster Basic, which provides unlimited downloads to up to three computers for 1,280 yen per month, and Napster To Go, which expands on the basic service to include downloads to the same number of portable music players and mobile phones for 1,980 per month.
Napster (NASDAQ:NAPS) has signed an agreement with BellSouth (NYSE:BLS) to offer digital music solutions to new BellSouth FastAccess DSL customers.
BEVERLY HILLS - Napster announced on Monday an agreement with BellSouth to offer digital music to new BellSouth FastAccess DSL customers.
Continuing the record industry's push to offer safe and legal downloading services to students, the Campus Action Network (CAN) and Napster have teamed up to offer cheap and safe downloads to college students nationwide.
Music website Napster has cut its UK prices by 20 per cent.
MUSIC website Napster is cutting its UK prices by 20 per cent.
The Napster MP3 player should cost around pounds 200 when it goes on sale over here.
Rather than share files through centralized locations such as FTP sites, Napster made it possible for individuals to swap files directly with other users.