Email Peer-to-Peer a reality

A start-up having chip giant Intel as backer has launched a new service aimed at speeding up the transfer of large amounts of data.

Pando networks wants to merge email functionality with peer-to-peer technology.

I have ranted before against people sending multi megabyte file attachments to their poor email recipients who then find it difficult to retrieve the files due to size limits or slow internet access.

Pando makes the work easier by making use of proprietary peer-to-peer technology. Pando can eliminate dubious exchanges if they are reported as containing copyright material. As such it does not actively monitor downloads.

Interestingly, Pando uses a client rather than going through usual email clients like Outlook or Thunderbird. It is expected to go heat to head against web based services like Youtube or Flickr.