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BitTorrent shuts down download store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Dec 2008 23:35 User comments (2)

BitTorrent shuts down download store In a decision that should come as no surprise to anyone, BitTorrent Inc. has shut down their struggling Torrent Entertainment Network paid download store.
Last month the company drastically reduced their staff by half and removed the CEO in favor of former CTO Eric Klinker.

BitTorrent vice president of marketing Simon Morris added that the company has been taking down the store since Nov. 17.

The store launched in February of last year and had content deals in place with 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., MTV Networks, and Paramount Pictures. Unfortunately for them, the customers just never came.

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2 user comments

17.12.2008 23:50

I never even knew there was an online shop to buy things and download them via torrent... sounds like a terrible idea.

28.12.2008 6:41

Without backing from the industry to share porffits leaglly it will never work it bearly works for Ipod and thats only because they have the brand trend behind it take that away and the prices and DRM would destory the service.

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