Next week’s CES will see a flurry of announcements from companies looking to tap into the online video boom. Among them will be new cooperations between BitTorrent Inc. and makers of both routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices, all aimed at making BitTorrent easier to use and to giving the company a stronger foothold in the home networking and home entertainment space.

Granted, embedded BitTorrent solutions aren’t exactly big news in the marketplace. Some NAS makers have been using their own implementations of the P2P protocol for years, and the company started to work with hardware makers back in early 2007. This time, however, the partnerships are part of a revised strategy to reinvent BitTorrent as a P2P infrastructure provider that offers solutions to CDN bottlenecks. But can the company really compete with heavyweights like Akamai? Continue reading at

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