Apple employees fired for downloading leopard

Several Apple Retail employees were fired after downloading a copy of the “Leopard OSX 10.5 preview” that was leaked on several BitTorrent trackers last week. Apparently Apple’s headquarters was not pleased with these pirates. After being confronted with the rumors, the alleged pirates readily admitted that they had breached the…

TorrentPod Episode 2

Charlie’s back! with the second episode of our weekly podcast. Welcome to TorrentPod, the official podcast of TorrentFreak.com. Join your host Charlie as he delves into this weeks latest news, and talks about Copyright Law. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment if you have something to say…

Allpeers is going live today!

Last week TorrentFreak wrote a review on "allpeers", the BitTorrent extension for firefox. Today allpeers will go live with a public beta!

Soundpedia now supports Indie artists

The Web2.0 bloated music streaming site “Soundpedia” just added a new section where Indie artists and labels can upload their singles and albums. A BitTorrent download section will be added in the near future. Soundpedia is a relatively unknown community, indexing albums and videos from commercial artists (for free). The…

Sony Buys Video Sharing site

Sony Pictures aquired the Youtube-like video sharing service “grouper”. CEO Michael Lynton announced this deal earlier today, and said Sony is paying $65 million dollar for the internet startup. For now Grouper will keep its current management, but they will be working closely with a team at Sony Pictures. Lynton…

Bill Gates a pirate?

Bill Gates admitted to watch pirated content on youtube. As you might know, the MPAA and RIAA are targeting youtube at the moment for its pirated content. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Bill Gates said: WSJ: You watch physics lectures and Harlem Globetrotters [on YouTube]? Gates: This…

Azureus reaches milestone

The popular BitTorrent client (2 million downloads a month) Azureus just released version 2.5.0.0. The new release includes some great new features. To list a few: send a friend (screenshots) Reduced CPU usage Auto upload speed Ability to best guess folder you want to save torrent data to based on…