The brains behind BitTorrent get on TV’s good side (Q&A)

Flingo’s algorithms recognize what’s happening on live television and, if viewers opt in with their remotes, can pull up information about what’s up and offer ways to interact.

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For years, Ashwin Navin ran BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer technology company that many people associate with pirated entertainment. Now he’s flipped to the other side. He and a contingent of BitTorrent engineers are playing on the same team as television broadcasters at his current venture, Flingo.

Flingo is to video what Shazam is to music. They’re both so-called “automatic content…

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