Filed under: Announcements & Events, Entertainment Industry, Movies, MP3, Digital Audio & Games
The Beatles which a few decades ago were writing history in music will be kept alive for the fans from now on also through a videogame, AfterDawn reports. Yesterday the official announcement came – The Beatles, and Harmonix will be working together on a “brand new videogame featuring the music of the iconic Beatles” which will be released in time for the holidays 2009.
According to Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos the product will be a “new, full-blown custom game title production built from the ground up.”
Additionally, Jeff Jones, CEO of Apple Corps, said that the catalog would consist of tracks from the whole career of the famous band. Moreover, the game is said to support peripherals from both Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
“We want to take players on an experiential journey through the band’s history,” he said. “A visual exploration of the Beatles’ imagery is a big part of this project,” Rigopulos added. “With apologies…there’s very little that we’re ready to say about the game itself.”
MTV Networks showed much confidence in the new generation embracing this vintage musical icon with the president Van Toffler stating, “We’re going to provide the ultimate platform for new generations of fans to start their own love affair with the Beatles.”
Filed under: Announcements & Events, Downloads, File-Sharing Programs, Networks & Services
Azureus is a BitTorrent client which puts forward a bittorrent protocol implementation written in Java.
Azureus offering includes multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to various pieces of information related to your torrents.
Azureus comes now with an embedded tracker easily set up and ready to use.
The application offers support to many languages, among which English, Italian, German, French or even Japanese.
This is the latest beta version of the program. The latest stable version is v22.214.171.124. Click the download button below to get the latest stable version.
Filed under: Announcements & Events, Downloads, Movies, MP3, Digital Audio & Games
Yesterday 24-7 Entertainment, Europe’s leader in B2B digital distribution announced its partnership with Datz, the online music download store and community website to power the Datz Music Lounge, an avant-garde way to purchase and enjoy music.
This service distinguishes itself from others alike through its offering – users are allowed to download as many songs as they want over the course of a year for a one-off fee of £99.99 (RRP). All the available songs are offered only in the MP3 DRM-free format, which make them easily transferable to any MP3 player or mobile phone.
Michael Richardson, Managing Director of Datz explained what motivated them in choosing 24-7 Entertainment for the collaboration: “We selected 24-7 Entertainment to be our back-end provider based on their strong expertise in the field of digital distribution. The Datz Music Lounge provides safe, carefree downloading for all music enthusiasts. Not only does Datz Music Lounge fundamentally change the way people can enjoy music, it also provides one of the greatest offers of all time.”
In turn, Frank Taubert, CEO, 24-7 Entertainment said: “The Datz Music Lounge clearly represents a revolutionary milestone for subscription services and 24-7 Entertainment is proud to power this cutting edge MP3 offering.”
For those interested in the limited edition Datz Music Lounge gift box (which comes with a Music Lounge CD and USB key), it can be bought from leading high street retailers or online at http://www.datz.com/musicloungepromo/.
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A new BitTorrent client software, called Top-BT was developed and released by a team of researchers from Ohio State University. The software, written in Python, presents new features such as active discovering of Internet topology which is then employed to always pick close peers to download file pieces.
According to the research, compared to native BT clients, Top-BT can boost the download speed up to twice, but save up to 40% induced Internet traffic.
You can download Top-BT from their SourceForge page as a windows installer, and for Linux as source code. For more information visit the developers’ Ohio State homepage.
The guys at Filesharefreak put Top-BT head-to-head in a speedtest with µTorrent and public trackers.
Filed under: Announcements & Events, Digital Media, Mobile Phones, P2P technology
“P2P: Content’s “Bad Boy”; Tomorrow’s Distribution Channel” report has been included in their offering, Research and Markets announces.
At the moment peer-to-peer data is accountable for a big percent of all consumer traffic over the Internet (44.0%, says the MarketWatch) with most of the data in question consisting of audio and video files -over 70%). Along with this huge increase in p2p traffic came the transition from to broadband caps and traffic throttling was quickly adopted in an attempt to keep this “wave” at lower levels.
There are, of course, questions and issues related to the p2p phenomenon pending and demanding the attention of P2P markets and, in fact, of all those involved in the online content business – how are the new trends defined, what has p2p come to mean, is this traffic going to be monetized, are only a few examples of such issues.
Although successfully addressing online piracy remains a goal we can take one thing for certain – the demand for online content is on constant increasing.
The progress in the area of the online content has brought higher quality video for instance but also the need to come up with efficient distributing ways.
In spite of the fact that many still can’t see beyond its controversial reputation, p2p undeniably stands for a key role in the future of the Internet. And as new technologies, such as P4P, gain acceptance and groups such as the Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) bring respective parties together the future for P2P and digital content looks that much more promising.
“P2P Networking: Content’s “Bad Boy” Becomes Tomorrow’s Distribution Channel” analyzes the P2P market in terms of worldwide broadband penetration, consumer consumption of data, audio and video files and its associated revenue. Forecasts are provided on an annual or per monthly average (e.g. PB/month) from 2006 through 2012.
- Worldwide and Regional Broadband Penetration
- Worldwide Consumer Internet Data Volume
- P2P Traffic as Measure by Quantity of Bits Transferred, by Content Type and by Number Monthly P2P Files
- Media P2P Files by Content Type (audio and video), Monthly Data Volume by Content Type and Legal Media by Conten Type
- “Value” of Purchased and Pirated Music Tracks, Short-Form P2P Video Content, Episodic P2P Video Content and Long-Form P2P Video Content
- Apportioned US ISP CAPEX and OpEX Resulting from P2P