BitTorrent Search Engine Coming

By Jon Newton 5/23/05

An advertising-supported search engine cataloguing and indexing movies, music tracks, software programs and other files for download over BitTorrent?

It’s a little something Bram Cohen and, “a small cadre of developers and entrepreneurs are in the final stage of launching,” says Wired News, going on:

“The free search tool will be the first large-scale commercial offering from BitTorrent, a five-person company headed by Cohen that so far has drawn most of its revenue from T-shirt sales and PayPal donations.

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“The ranked search results will be accompanied by sponsored links provided through a partnership with Oakland, California, company Ask Jeeves, says Ashwin Navin, BitTorrent's chief operating officer. BitTorrent will make money from each clickthrough.”

The BT search engine is expected to go live within two weeks, Navin is quoted as saying.

It’ll live on the BitTorrent web site.


Jon Newton is the editor of and is a regular contributer to MP3 Newswire. Jon's site is devoted to the politics of digital music and his insights as well as those of his co-writers can be read there. We urge you to explore it.


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