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Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. and the creator of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol. ... More »Bram Cohen is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc. and the creator of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol. Bram is also the co-founder of CodeCon and the co-author of Codeville. Prior to the creation of BitTorrent, Bram worked at MojoNation. MojoNation allowed people to break up confidential files into encrypted chunks and distribute those pieces to other computers running MojoNations software. This concept served as the inspiration for Bram’s development of BitTorrent. Before MojoNation, Bram was a quintessential dot-commer, working for several Internet companies through the mid-to-late 90s. Bram grew up in New York City, graduated from Stuyvesant High School and attended the University of Buffalo.

Keen On… Bram Cohen: Has BitTorrent Killed The Music Industry? (TCTV)

Bram Cohen is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of the P2P file sharing service BitTorrent. And he may also be one of the guys most responsible for the decline in the music industry. So I asked Bram, when we sat down together earlier this week at SFMusicTech, whether he did ...

BitTorrent Live: Cheap, Real-Time P2P Video Streaming That Will Kill TV

Today, Bram Cohen, the author of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer sharing protocol, demoed his latest creation at the SF MusicTech Summit. BitTorrent Live lets any content owner or publisher stream video to millions of people at good quality and with just a few seconds of latency…for free or ...

Bram Cohen: My goal is to kill off television — Online Video News

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen demoed his P2P live streaming protocol at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit on Monday, which he said could potentially stream live video to millions of computers with no central infrastructure. Cohen said that the protocol could potentially be used ...

BitTorrent Live attracts steady stream of interest

That question, or one similar to it, is what BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen must've asked himself a few years ago. The answer is BitTorrent Live, and it's currently working its way through a series of weekly real-world tests at the BitTorrent headquarters in San Francisco. BitTorrent ...

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Bram Cohen, inventor of BitTorrent and now the steganography tool DissidentX. Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets. For the last year Cohen, who created the ...

Keen On… David Lowery: How The Internet Is Shafting Musicians (TCTV)

As a pioneering Silicon Valley based Internet entrepreneur,... → Learn More Not everyone agrees with BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen that the Internet has been good for the musician. Indeed, some musicians think the exact reverse. Take, for example, David Lowery, the lead singer for the ...

The Infinite Lives Of BitTorrent

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen and BitTorrent's VP of Marketing, Matt Mason, have different visions of success for the company. It's a way of downloading movies, it's a startup, and with a hidden stream of revenue, BitTorrent is also a grand Silicon Valley experiment: How many times can a ...

BitTorrent shuts down its live streaming website to refocus on mobile

BitTorrent Inc. is shutting down its P2P-powered live streaming website by the end of the month, according to an email BitTorrent co-founder Bram Cohen sent out to users late Wednesday. Cohen called the shut-down a “directional change” for the company’s live streaming ambitions...

BitTorrent Creator Working on Tool That Hides Secrets in Inconspicuous Files

Bram Cohen, the man who created the BitTorrent protocol, is working on a new project named DissidentX, something he calls a censorship resistance tool. The innovative steganography tool will allow users to hide their secret communications in websites, documents, and even media files. ...

BitTorrent Inventor Slams Netflix Video Quality, Understands Pirates

BitTorrent Inventor Slams Netflix Video Quality, Understands Pirates BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen says he’s not surprised pirates prefer torrent sites rather than Netflix or other similar tools. According to the chief scientist of BitTorrent, Cohen says that when it comes to ...

BitTorrent combats piracy shadow with coder tools

Photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle An employee at BitTorrent takes a break in the arcade room with a... BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen (left) talks with an engineer at his workstation. Photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen (left) talks with an engineer at ...

Bram Cohen Finally Unveils BitTorrent Live Patents Streaming Tech That 'Makes You a Broadcaster' |

by Karl Bode 6 hours ago tags: Fileswapping · business · alternatives · bandwidth BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has been trying to monetize his creation for the better part of the decade, and while the man may have somewhat revolutionized file delivery, efforts to build a legal business ...

Editorial: Legal torrent sites are innovators of media consumption

When Bram Cohen first authored the BitTorrent spec in 2001, the intent was to improve file-sharing performance of existing single-source arenas -- Napster, KaZaA and their ilk. Cohen's breakthrough was to download large files in multiple packets from many sources, speeding the ...

BitTorrent and the Man Who Changed the Internet

" In the second episode of the Dailymotion/Mashable series That Was Me, BitTorrent mastermind Bram Cohen offers up an inside look at how his company operates. Cohen also addresses the controversy around what’s been called the most important file sharing technology ever invented...

BitTorrent's PR makeover includes Moby, Madonna and more

Company founder Bram Cohen hopes it will become the low-cost de facto protocol for streaming. "My goal is to kill off television," Cohen said last year. Mason explained that with BitTorrent Live, "the audience is the server farm. In tests we've had up to 5 million people watching ...

The Guardian's Open 20: fighters for internet freedom

Bram Cohen is not a popular man in Hollywood. Cohen invented not only the peer-to-peer technology behind the BitTorrent network, but also the software for users to share files. The technology now claims more than 100 million active users each month, downloading about 400,000 files ...

BitTorrent isn't about online piracy, says marketing head Matt Mason

Created in 2001 by Python developer Bram Cohen, the BitTorrent protocol is a peer-to-peer technology that allows people to easily share and download large files without the need for central servers. Instead of downloading entire files from one place, users download bits and pieces from ...

Bittorrent Live beta delivers P2P broadcasting to all comers

It’s no secret that Bram Cohen thinks that most peoples’ perception of BitTorrent is far too narrow. He’s got to be thrilled, then, about the fact that his company’s new peer-to-peer live streaming app is now ready to show the world the kind of content delivery torrent technology is ...

BitTorrent Premieres New Live Streaming Platform

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen is one of the main developers of the new protocol which he expects to revolutionize online streaming. BitTorrent Inc. sees its BitTorrent Live product as the ultimate tool for creators to reach an audience of millions with minimal bandwidth costs. In 2001 ...

BitTorrent Shuts Down Live Streaming Website

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has been trying to monetize his creation for the better part of the decade, and while the man may have somewhat revolutionized file delivery, efforts to build a legal business model around the technology have seen mixed results. Cohen's initial ...

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