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Author Topic: Spotify: Welcome to our P2P borg  (Read 2836 times)
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« on: August 30, 2011, 11:16:12 AM »

"when Spotify wasn’t playing audio, it was using my network connection. A lot."

"not immediately disclosed by Spotify: the application employs built-in peer-to-peer networking technology to share streaming music from its cache on my computer with other Spotify users who want the same tunes, presumably taking the load off Spotify’s own servers. There’s almost no mention of this P2P functionality on Spotify’s own site. And no way to throttle or turn off the upstream P2P use in either the free or paid version which, probably, is a key part of Spotify’s business and technology model. "

http://www.geekwire.com/2011/practical-nerd-hidden-price-free
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 04:36:38 PM »

"to share streaming music"


Hopefully, that's all there were doing.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 12:33:26 PM »

I'd like to know in what direction traffic was flowing. If you're not using it, what's coming down? Worse, what should *ever* be sent back up?

I can't see how this any good at all ...
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 01:22:53 PM »

Peer to peer doesn't work very well if no one shares.  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 05:15:49 AM »

Friends of mine (their reaction to above; Oh no, this can't be true!) who have contacts inside Spotify have now confirmed that it is a Borg.
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