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Comcast Acquires BitTorrent for $53bn

Comcast acquires BitTorrent for $53bn
'Our cheapest option'
By Cade Metz in San Francisco

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Just hours after acquiring BitTorrent Incorporated for $53bn in cash and stock, Comcast has shutdown the tiny San Francisco company, assuring customers and shareholders that its doors will never reopen.

"There were two ways forward," said Comcast executive vice president David Cohen in a canned statement. "We could either reconfigure our network to treat BitTorrent like any other application or buy BitTorrent Inc. and do our best to destroy the entire protocol. At $53bn, destroying the protocol was the cheaper option.

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6 Comments on "Comcast Acquires BitTorrent for $53bn"

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1. JL writes:

Quit it with the April Fool's Non-sense! It ended at 12pm!

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2. MW writes:

yeah, or at least try to make it somewhat believable..

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3. the other kyle writes:

hahaha, oh man, that is funny!

# Apr 1, 2008 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Glenn writes:

Too bad this isnt true. To hell bith BT!

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5. Randolph Miller writes:

I almost believed this one because of the Napser incident.

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6. Homer writes:

Actually, with the amount of money being lost because of torrent downloading, this idea isn't entirely bad. Buying the company out to shut it down is possible. It's just the $53 billion amount thats a little crazy.

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