Firefox to get filesharing extension

Posted on Monday, Mar 20 2006 @ 00:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The venture capitalists behind Skype are betting on a new startup called Allpeers. This firm is preparing a new service that lets users share files in Firefox:
AllPeers is preparing a service that will let user share files privately through a Web browser using a "buddy list" of friends and acquaintances. Its founders, European entrepreneurs Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner, are hoping to ride on two popular, fast-spreading, open-source technologies: Firefox, the Web browser that's taking market share away from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and BitTorrent, a new, faster file-sharing protocol.

While the product, a plug-in for Firefox, has yet to launch publicly, testers who have tried it have raved on their blogs about its ease of use. Unlike most file-sharing networks, AllPeers doesn't require users to download a separate software application. It's a compact plug-in for Firefox, so it runs as an add-on to the browser.
More details over at CNN.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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