Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Swarmcast Puts the Accelerator on iTunes

Swarmcast Puts the Accelerator on iTunes

Swarmcast has taken the wraps off of technology that can help you download videos from iTunes faster than usual, reports The Globe & Mail.

The Swarmcast Autobahn Accelerator uses multi-sourcing technology to speed up download times. Instead of pulling files from one server, little chunks of the file are drawn from many servers, automatically compensating for delays. The company says its product makes downloads ten times faster than they currently are.

Swarmcast's multi-sourcing technology has previously been applied to streaming video. The company is funded by a pair of venture capital firms.

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