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Microsoft is developing its own BitTorrent technology?

I have to say that this caught me off guard. I read that Microsoft was developing a new peer-to-peer technology code-named "Avalanche" (who thinks of these names and is there a whole code-naming department in Redmond?). Anyway, this technology is aimed at distributing huge files such as videos and software apps over the Internet, and I assume it's going to be a more legal-friendly version of BitTorrent. Here is the skinny.

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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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