Eric Klinker is an American technology executive and is best known as the former CEO of BitTorrent. Along with Bram Cohen and three other venture capitalists, he is also on the board of governors of BitTorrent. He was instrumental in formulating BitTorrent's position on network neutrality, testifying before the FCC as well as other worldwide telecom regulators.
As CEO, he is credited with guiding BitTorrent through the 2008 financial crisis and growing the user base to over 170m users. In 2012, BitTorrent expanded its mission under Klinker and broadened the product portfolio, introducing additional distributed applications like BitTorrent Sync, BitTorrent Bundles, Bleep, and BitTorrent Live, a linear broadcasting P2P protocol also invented by Bram Cohen. In 2014, BitTorrent announced Project Maelstrom, a distributed web browser designed to power a new way for web content to be published, accessed and consumed.
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- "BitTorrent talks Thom Yorke: 'Major labels have given up on selling music'". 26 September 2014.
- "BitTorrent's Chat Client Unveiled: BitTorrent Bleep Now in Invite Only Pre-Alpha".
- "Coming Soon: Smartphone Streaming, Powered by BitTorrent Live".
- "Project Maelstrom: The Internet We Build Next".
- "Why I Started Resilio". 16 June 2016.