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Summary:

The interest in torrent-based distribution technology is increasing. A few months after Bit Torrent downloaded nearly $8.5 million in VC cash, there is word that Prodigem, started by our good buddy, Gary Lerhaupt, has been acquired by some unnamed Bay Area start-up. Gary writes about this […]

The interest in torrent-based distribution technology is increasing. A few months after Bit Torrent downloaded nearly $8.5 million in VC cash, there is word that Prodigem, started by our good buddy, Gary Lerhaupt, has been acquired by some unnamed Bay Area start-up. Gary writes about this on his blog, but refused to divulge names and the buyer. I am going to pester the hell out of him.

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  1. Jacob Varghese Monday, March 13, 2006

    Is it possible for Apple/Vongo or some other media content provider to use these torrent-type systems without the consumer knowing – seamless interface?

    I don’t think the average joe cares how he’s getting the content, just that it’s available and quick.

  2. Good. Grief.

    I could rewrite Prodigem in an afternoon. (Only because I put in all the heavy lifting already with my FeedTools library, but I digress.) And actually considered doing so when I happened to notice that Rocketboom was using them.

    Really hoping this acquisition was done purely for the people and not the software.

  3. Jacob, that is why they use Akamai’s CDN service

  4. To add to the P2P M&A mix — I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that Verisign bought Kontiki for $62M. Interesting times indeed.

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