The BitTorrent Report, 2013 Edition

2014/01/16

Moby’s innocents Bundle is the Internet’s most downloaded torrent, and other true stories from BitTorrent in 2013. 2013 will go down as the year of twerk; Buzzfeed-ification and binge-viewing. Bear with us: this changes everything about art. Really. And here’s why.

Closing the Open Internet: Permission and Payola

2014/01/14

Twenty years of open access has allowed us to build the Internet into a powerful economic engine; a platform for the free exchange of information and ideas. Striking down protection of that open access is a major threat to innovation, free speech, and the Internet as we know it. A closed Internet is unproven. There…

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Drafthouse Films X BitTorrent Bundle: Inside The Act of Killing

2013/12/31

Directors of the Oscar-shortlisted film use BitTorrent Bundle to distribute and preserve Indonesian death squad testimony. Download the Bundle here. From 1965 to 1966, more than a million Indonesians were massacred by the country’s newly installed right-wing dictatorship. The death squad remained in power. And mass murder became a cultural punchline: a party joke, a…

Pretty Lights: From BitTorrent to the GRAMMYs

2013/12/19

Pretty Lights gets GRAMMY nod, gives back to fans with a new BitTorrent Bundle. Pretty Lights regularly draws crowds of thousands of fans to his shows. He’s been described as the future of not just electronica, but of digital music. And he’s just been nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY award. Until this year, he’d never…

Update on BitTorrent Chat

2013/12/19

BitTorrent was founded on a few simple core principles. Uphold user privacy, and user control. Keep the web free, open, and accessible to all. This is what keeps us up at night. And this is what keeps us coding. Every two months, we dedicate two days to all-company hackathons (Paloozas, we call them). It’s free…

Amanda Palmer Calls an Internet Town Hall at BitTorrent HQ

2013/12/10

The folk-punk artist and DIY music icon has a few words for BitTorrent. Every week, we meet up for Tech Talks. It’s one hour devoted to sharing the stuff that keeps us busy/keeps us up at night/keeps us coding. In tonight’s Tech Talk: words with Amanda Fucking Palmer. The DIY icon is calling a Town…

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Lady Gaga X BitTorrent Bundle to Premiere Next Week

2013/11/26

The first video in an original series from VICE and BitTorrent takes fans behind the scenes of “Do What U Want”, the new single from Lady Gaga. In October, we announced a Bundle partnership with VICE media: an original video series exploring the link between open expression and open technology. Next week, we’ll share the…

40 Million BitTorrent Mobile Installs, and Counting

2013/11/25

Back in June, we announced a major mobile milestone: 25 million installs. Over the course of the past five months, we’ve welcomed an unprecedented 15 million new devices into the fold.

Announcing a New Version of µTorrent Server for Linux

2013/11/20

Good news! We’ve just updated the µTorrent Server for Linux. It’s a pretty major refresh from the last version. What’s new? Here’s the rundown.

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