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Xunlei
Xunlei
Limited (Chinese: 迅雷; pinyin: Xùn Léi; literally: "thunderbolt") is a Chinese multinational technology company and an online service provider founded in 2003. The subsidiary of Xunlei Limited, Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Xunlei
Xunlei
Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 迅雷网络技术有限公司) was formerly known as Sandai Technologies (Shenzhen) Inc. and changed its name to Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Xunlei Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd. in May 2005.[2] In April 2014, Xunlei
Xunlei
received an investment from a Chinese electronics company Xiaomi
Xiaomi
of $200 million.[3] On 24 June 2014, it went public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, raising just shy of $88 million, and offering sold 7.315 million American depositary shares (ADS) at $12.[4] According to the annual ranking of China's top 100 internet companies which release by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
of the Chinese government, Xunlei
Xunlei
occupied the 42nd place in 2017's ranking.[5] The main product of Xunlei
Xunlei
Limited is the Xunlei
Xunlei
download manager and Peer-to-peer
Peer-to-peer
software developed by, supporting HTTP, FTP, eDonkey, and BitTorrent
BitTorrent
protocols. As of 2010[update], it was the most commonly used BitTorrent
BitTorrent
client in the world.[6] In October 2017, the company announced that it will transform itself into a blockchain company, and release a blockchain-based product named OneThing Cloud. OneThing Cloud users get LinkToken(one kind of virtual currency) for contributing their bandwidth to the Xunlei's Content Delivery Network.[7] Xunlei
Xunlei
ltd. announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Lei Chen, who is a former Tencent
Tencent
cloud computing unit leader[8], as its Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Director of the Board on June 29, 2017. Mr. Sean Zou, founder of the Company, resigned as Chief Executive Officer and continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board, with specific focus on Xunlei's growth strategy and initiatives related to products and technological innovation in cloud computing including AI, as well as strategic investments.[9]

Contents

1 Products

1.1 Xunlei 1.2 Nebula CDN 1.3 OneThing Cloud 1.4 Xunlei
Xunlei
Kankan 1.5 Others

2 Facilities

2.1 Headquarters and offices

3 Concerns and criticisms

3.1 LinkToken 3.2 File
File
sharing

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Products[edit]

Xunlei

Developer(s) Thunder Networking Technologies
Thunder Networking Technologies
(a.k.a. Xunlei
Xunlei
Networking Technologies)

Stable release

Microsoft Windows: 9.1.43.938 (10 November 2017; 4 months ago (2017-11-10)) [±][10] macOS: 3.1.7.3266 (27 October 2017; 5 months ago (2017-10-27)) [±][10] iOS: 5.20 (18 June 2016; 21 months ago (2016-06-18)) [±][10] Android: 5.33 (28 February 2017; 12 months ago (2017-02-28)) [±][10]

Development status Active

Operating system Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS

Size 32.23 MB (Windows)[10]

Available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English with a language pack

Type Peer-to-peer
Peer-to-peer
file sharing

License Closed source adware

Alexa rank 606 (As of 6 June 2016[update])[11]

Website xunlei.com

The Xunlei
Xunlei
download manager, generally called Xunlei, is the flagship product of Xunlei
Xunlei
Corporation, which also supports Xunlei
Xunlei
Kankan, a video-on-demand website, and other desktop software. Xunlei
Xunlei
is the most popular download software in China. Since 2017, Xingyu CDN has become another important product of the corporation. Xunlei[edit] Through Xunlei, users can access a large portion of the files available on the Internet. Xunlei
Xunlei
uses a technology called P2SP to speed up download.[12] Features in Xunlei
Xunlei
includes a built-in browser, changeable skins, cloud storage, "offline" downloading, hi-speed downloading (only available for members), email service and more. According to iResearch's report, as of March 2014, the cloud accelerates monthly active users of Xunlei
Xunlei
reach 142 million(including approximately 5.2 million paid member), and has a market share of 81.4% in the cloud accelerated products and services market in China.[13] Xunlei
Xunlei
is accompanied by a family of products including Xunlei
Xunlei
9, Mac Xunlei, Xunlei
Xunlei
VIP Edition, and Xunlei
Xunlei
Express Edition. As adware, Xunlei
Xunlei
products feature banner advertisements, which can be disabled if logged in as a vip user. Nebula CDN[edit] Nebula(Chinese: 星域; literally: "asteroid field") CDN is a CDN product which launched by Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Onething Technologies Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xunlei, in June 2015. Different from traditional CDN, Nebula CDN make use of idle bandwidth that share by users.[14] In order to participate in this plan, users can buy a network device(ZhuanQianBao or OneThing Cloud) from Xunlei. In return, Xunlei
Xunlei
gives the user real or virtual currency as a reward. As the civil broadband prices far below the broadband prices for enterprises in China, Nebula CDN's enterprise-side prices lower than its competitors.[15] The business customers of Nebula CDN include Xiaomi, iQiyi, Momo, Insta360, Bilibili and Xunlei
Xunlei
itself.[16] In August 2017, Xunlei
Xunlei
announced they received an official license of CDN operating from Ministry of industry and information industry of China.[17] OneThing Cloud[edit] OneThingCloud(Chinese: 玩客云), a private cloud specifically designed for people who pursue the digital entertainment life with high quality, provides people with quick download, storage and removing at any time, file management, remote control, multimedia entertainment and other functions.[18] OneThing Cloud is a multi-functional product for the internet users: it is a LinkToken mining machine, which can produce LinkToken(a virtual currency) every day if the user allow to share their network bandwidth to Nebula CDN; it is a mini NAS server, and users can upload photos or download internet resource to the storage device of OneThing Cloud, which rely on Xunlei's network acceleration service; the users can also use the device as a home multimedia terminal, which can project videos to TV through DLNA. OneThingCloud, the best partner of mobile phones, can help users enjoy the effect that the mobile phone’s memory is expanded for hundred times. Photos, documents and videos stored in the mobile phones can be quickly and synchronously accessed at anytime and anywhere. Users can buy mobile phones with the smallest memory, and enjoy the achievements of maximum memory through OneThingCloud, including taking more photos and storing more videos;[19] OneThingCloud can function as a PC with low energy consumption and cost. Phones and TVs can serve as screens for OneThingCloud, through which, the user can enjoy digital entertainment, business, storage and other functions and does not need to open the computer at home; OneThingCloud, with light-NAS function, is a portable storage needing no concern about the loss. Users do not need to carry U disk or mobile hard disk, and are able to access, call and edit documents in hard disks or U disks connected with OneThingCloud through the mobile phone; [20] OneThing Cloud is an intelligent and environmental product, which also shoulders the function of crowd sourced computing node. With the rapid development of big data, artificial intelligence, 4K content, AI, VR and other technologies, the explosive growth of demands for CPU, bandwidth, storage and other computing resources of the whole society has never been seen in history, while the driving force of computing cost decline - Moore's Law has almost lost its power, which generates a sharp social contradiction.[21] The path found by Xunlei
Xunlei
is the crowd sourced computing. That is, the user can share idle computing resources when using OneThing Cloud just through the participation in the OneThing Cloud User Reward Program. These idle resources can be transferred into shared-computing services through Xunlei's innovative technology, thus greatly reducing operating costs of internet companies, which now have been applied in the field of CDN. Since 2014, Xunlei
Xunlei
has invested more than USD 100 million in research and development, and will continue to invest for the crowd sourced computing.[22] Being attracted by powerful product functions and social values, many users are stampeded into buying OneThing Cloud which has obtained 100% favorable rate on JD.com.[23]

OneThingCloud

Xunlei
Xunlei
Kankan[edit] Xunlei
Xunlei
Kankan, also known as Kankan, is a video-on-demand service with a web interface as well as a client application. Xunlei
Xunlei
Kankan is also available on mobile platforms including Android and iOS (including iPhone and Kankan HD for iPad). Others[edit] In addition to the above products, the company also produces software such as a media player, a game accelerator, a live streaming video platform and online games.[24] Facilities[edit] Headquarters and offices[edit] Xunlei
Xunlei
Building, the new headquarters building of Xunlei, is under construction and expected to be completed in 2020. Xunlei
Xunlei
Building is located in Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Nanshan District, adjacent to Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Metro Line 1 and Line 2. The building has 30 floors, and the total construction area of the building is about 65,000 square meters.[25] Concerns and criticisms[edit] LinkToken[edit] LinkToken is one kind of virtual currency issued by Xunlei, and this currency must be obtained through the sharing of user's network bandwidth, storage space or other resources. Xunlei
Xunlei
said this currency can be used to pay for network acceleration services, cloud storage services and other internet content. On account of the prohibition of virtual currency trading and ICO in China, Xunlei
Xunlei
declare that LinkToken does not constitute an ICO and it cannot be purchased or traded in cash[26], and the company has issued lawyer's letters to third-party trading platforms, requiring stop LinkToken trading activities.[27] Nevertheless, the trading price of the currency still rose 30 times in a month on some unofficial trading platforms, and some critics assert that the currency is too speculative and may face some regulatory risks.[28] File
File
sharing[edit] Xunlei
Xunlei
is different from P2P tools in that it does not support active file sharing. While copyright advocates view Xunlei
Xunlei
as a P2P tool that facilitates copyright violation, P2P advocates criticize Xunlei
Xunlei
as a leech with much more downloading than uploading. Also it is often observed that Xunlei
Xunlei
prioritizes file sharing with Xunlei
Xunlei
users rather than other client users. Many pure P2P tools have blocked Xunlei, although this trend weakened after Xunlei
Xunlei
began balancing the number of downloads and uploads. Xunlei
Xunlei
sets up its own storage servers to backup the files which are not active or shared any longer. This feature is named as High-Speed Channel and allows Xunlei
Xunlei
users retrieve data faster than others. But only paying users have access to these servers and download files. See also[edit]

Tencent FlashGet, another download manager

References[edit]

^ "XUNLEI LTD (XNET) IPO". nasdaq.com.  ^ Company Overview of Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Xunlei
Xunlei
Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd.. Bloomberg L.P. ^ Xunlei: Chinese File
File
Sharing Platform Struggles with Piracy ^ " Xunlei
Xunlei
IPO on Nasdaq raises $88m". Retrieved 24 June 2014.  ^ "2017年中国互联网企业100强发布". Xinhuanet.  ^ Van Der Sar, Ernesto. "Thunder Blasts uTorrent's Market Share Away". TorrentFreak. Archived from the original on 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.  ^ "Xunlei: Blockchain, Cloud, And Live Streaming – Is It Undervalued Or A Value Trap?".  ^ "Lei Chen: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg.  ^ " Xunlei
Xunlei
Announces Change of Management". Retrieved 15 September 2017.  ^ a b c d e 迅雷产品中心 [ Xunlei
Xunlei
Product Center]  ^ "xunlei.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 6 June 2014.  ^ " Xunlei
Xunlei
download manager". China
China
online marketing.  ^ "迅雷登陆美国纳斯达克". 华府华语.  ^ "Xingyu CDN". Xingyu CDN official website.  ^ "国内三大主流CDN横向全对比". DoNews.  ^ "Business Customers of Nebula CDN". Xingyu CDN.  ^ "「星域CDN」獲工信部牌照,共享經濟+CDN真的可行?". ITW01.  ^ "OneThingCloud". Official website of OneThingCloud.  ^ "玩客云,一个不错的私人云盘替代方案". pingwest.  ^ "打造你的"私人空间",玩客云详细评测". igao7.  ^ " China
China
has a real tech edge over the US, and it's cultural". CNBC.  ^ "让"共享计算"打破计算的"天花板"——专访迅雷集团CEO、网心科技CEO陈磊". ce.  ^ "CHINESE COMPANY XUNLEI PLANS US CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE". apnews.  ^ "Products of Xunlei". Official website of Xunlei.  ^ "迅雷大厦深圳奠基 打造多功能总部基地". Sohu.  ^ "OneCoin Constitutes ICO, Says It Cannot Be Purchased or Traded in Cash". yicaiglobal.  ^ "急发律师函 迅雷叫停玩客币交易行为". 北京商报.  ^ "迅雷玩客币半月涨价30倍 矿主囤货炒作". 21经济网. 

External links[edit]

Official website English Version of Thunder Mini Baidu's Most Searched Software List Malware Win32/KanKan

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Video
Video
digital distribution platforms

Digital library Streaming media Video
Video
on demand

Free

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Arte
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TF1
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Talk
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Xunlei
Kankan Yahoo! View Youku YouTube YuppTV Zattoo

Sports

Fox Sports Go WatchESPN

Pornographic

PornerBros Pornhub PornMD PornoTube RedTube XHamster Xtube XVideos YouPorn

Comedy

Funny or Die

Paid

All Japan Pro Wrestling TV Acorn TV Amazon Video AnimeLab Big Japan Pro Wrestling Core Boomerang CBS All Access CraveTV Crunchyroll CuriosityStream Club WWN DirecTV Now DDT Universe Demand Progress Dragon Gate Network ESPN+ FandangoNOW Fandor FilmStruck Foxtel Play Fullscreen FITE TV Global Wrestling Network Google Play Movies & TV HBO Go HBO Now Hillsong Channel Now HOOQ Hulu Honor Club Icflix iflix iTunes Store Mubi Netflix New Japan Pro-Wrestling World Nintendo eShop Now TV PlayStation Store PlayStation Video PlayStation Vue Playster Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth
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Windows Store
(Microsoft Movies & TV) WWE Network WWNLive YouTube
YouTube
Red YouTube
YouTube
TV

Discontinued

Azubu BBC Store Blip Blockbuster On Demand (now part of Sling TV) BlogTV CinemaNow Daisuki Fearnet Flixster Google Video Hitbox.tv imeem iMesh Intel AppUp Joost Justin.tv Kazaa LoveFilm Megavideo MUZU.TV Nintendo Channel Nintendo Video Nokia Store Openfilm PLUS7 Presto Quickflix Redbox
Redbox
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Download managers

Client software for downloading computer files

Microsoft Windows

Freeware

CryptLoad FlashGet Free Download Manager Free Studio Freemake Video
Video
Downloader Microsoft Download Manager Orbit Downloader Xunlei

Shareware

DownloadStudio Download Accelerator Plus GetRight Go!Zilla Internet
Internet
Download Accelerator Internet
Internet
Download Manager

Unix-like

KGet

Multi-platform

cURL DownThemAll! FlashGot JDownloader Wget

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BitTorrent

Companies

BitTorrent, Inc. Vuze, Inc.

People

Bram Cohen Ross Cohen Eric Klinker Ashwin Navin

Technology

Broadcatching Distributed hash tables DNA index Peer exchange Local Peer Discovery Protocol encryption Super-seeding Tracker Torrent file µTP I2P Glossary

Clients (comparison, usage share)

BitTorrent
BitTorrent
(original client) BitComet BitLord BitTornado Deluge FrostWire KTorrent libtorrent (library) LimeWire Miro MLDonkey qBittorrent rTorrent Shareaza Tixati Transmission Tribler µTorrent Vuze
Vuze
(formerly Azureus) Xunlei

Tracker software (comparison)

opentracker PeerTracker TorrentPier XBT Tracker

Search engines (comparison)

1337x BTDigg Burnbit Demonoid isoHunt Rarbg The Pirate Bay yourBittorrent

Defunct websites

BTJunkie d2 EZTV KickassTorrents LokiTorrent Mininova Oink's Pink Palace OpenBitTorrent Suprnova.org t411 TorrentSpy Torrentz What.CD YouTorrent ExtraTorrent

Related topics

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BitTorrent
Open Source License Glossary of BitTorrent
BitTorrent
terms Popcorn Time Slyck.com TorrentFreak

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Peer-to-peer
file sharing

Networks, protocols

Centralized

Advanced Direct Connect Audiogalaxy CuteMX OpenNap Soribada Soulseek

Decentralized

Advanced Direct Connect Ares BitTorrent DAT eDonkey FastTrack Freenet GNUnet Gnutella Gnutella2 I2P Kad OpenFT RetroShare Share (P2P) Tribler Winny Zeronet

Historic

Direct Connect Entropy Kazaa Morpheus Overnet Napster Scour WASTE WinMX

Comparisons of clients

Advanced Direct Connect BitTorrent Direct Connect eDonkey Gnutella Gnutella2

Hyperlinks

eD2k Magnet Metalink

Uses

Broadcatching Segmented file transfer Music download Image sharing Disk sharing Peercasting Web hosting (freesite) Legal aspects

Concepts

Privacy

Friend-to-friend Darknet Open Music Model Anonymous P2P Private P2P

Internal technologies

DHT NAT traversal PEX Protocol Encryption SHA-1 Super-seeding Merkle tree Tracker µTP UDP h

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