Tribler’s long-tail video service

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Watch out TIOTI.com? As Mashable reports, Denmark-based Tribler (note the .org domain) has created a BitTorrent client which works like Last.fm to find new media based on your downloading history. The non-profit group, a joint research project from Delft University of Technology and the VU University Amsterdam, already has $8 million in government funding. It's also about to be tested with video on-demand services for the Netherlands Public Broadcasting organisation:

Tribler is looking to be the ultimate aggregator that leverages the community as well as the wealth of content available on the net. That includes YouTube videos, and more content from other sources will be incorporated into Tribler’s service in the future. Tribler can be used for generic Torrent downloads and users P2P to discover other clients for exchanging metadata about downloaded files.

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