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Are mobile Torrents the first big trend of 2008?

106636_midi_sounds_for_mobile.jpg According to ZDNet the first big open source trend of 2008 is already on the horizon: Mobile Torrents.

Mobile implementations of the
BitTorrent Protocol are nearly certain to be part of whatever Google Android comes up with, and if not someone will have one for the open platform straightaway.

… Getting this trend off the ground won’t be easy. The BitTorrent throttling which draws enormous objections when done on the Internet may be standard business practice at AT&T or Verizon wireless.

The latter may be available to new devices, but that doesn’t mean it’s, like, open. They still want to get paid.”


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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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