The popular BitTorrent client Azureus received funding by BV Capital, a company that previously supported del.icio.us and peerflix.
Azureus is currently implementing a “content layer” where commercial downloads will start to appear. Users will be able to search for certain keywords, or browse through the available content by tags.
Azureus is downloaded almost 2million times every month, and it has a strong and dedicated community. This spring they received an award for “most popular open-source software” at the first annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. However, it is unclear how the public will respond to the paid content that will start to appear in Azureus.
A video presentation of the Azureus 3.0 and the new features is available here.