Dropbox Scores Patent for Peer-to-Peer Syncing

There are dozens of sync and backup services available on the Internet, but most have a major drawback. They rely on external cloud-based hosting. This may work well for smaller files, but when large videos have to be distributed among several devices people may run into trouble. This is one of the reasons why BitTorrent Sync has become quite popular. Dropbox, one of the leading cloud syncing services, also appears to realize that there’s an opportunity here. РErnesto, TorrentFreak