By Jon Newton 10/28/05
Peerflix, an online p2p service that allows members to trade DVDs, says it now has more than 100,000 discs available
and that new investments will, optimize its P2P platform for continued growth.
At $1 per trade, Peerflix itself carries no inventory and does not participate in the transaction, the company points out. It, simply matches people and products while optimizing for trade speed, frequency, and geography.
With Peerflix, we see a legal P2P community that provides mainstream movie fans with a new way to get movies without contracts or high monthly fees," said new investor Battery Ventures.
Peerflix says it has a patent-pending "PeerMailer" which allows users to turn a normal sized piece of paper into a custom DVD envelope and mail it directly to the peer who has requested it.
Peerflix plans to also introduce U.S. Postal Service tracking information so users know exactly where their requested DVD is located at all times, it says.
Jon Newton is the editor of p2pnet.net 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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