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.
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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