IMesh is set to unveil Thursday (August 17) the latest version of BearShare, its recently acquired fellow peer-to-peer network.
The new and legal service, BearShare 6.0, will continue to offer the traditional benefits of a P2P file-sharing experience but with additional features, iMesh executive chairman Robert Summer said. Among these are a “ToGo” portable music subscription service and social networking capabilities.
Subscriptions will be free for the next 30 days, after which the service will introduce an as yet undetermined monthly fee.
“Ours is a unique offering that addresses that massive audience of free music downloaders that the industry is trying to bring to heel,” Summer said.
The existing iMesh service, which went live a year ago, will not be affected by the launch of BearShare 6.0. The two services will co-exist, and sometime this year members of each will be able to interact with members of the other service.