The Curious Case of Caps and Congestion

2011/03/23

If you are interested in data caps and network congestion challenges, GigaOm graciously allowed me to share my thoughts today in a guest post (full version available here). In a nutshell, I believe data caps will do nothing to solve the congestion challenges. ISP bottlenecks almost exclusively occur at peak times. Even if your monthly…

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Khan Academy Education Videos Arrive in the App Studio

2011/02/11

Imagine an organization with one mission – to provide a world-class education, for free, to anyone, anywhere. Now imagine having instant access to all that knowledge directly in your BitTorrent or uTorrent client.   Today we launched a brand-new app in collaboration with Khan Academy, a renowned not-for-profit organization fulfilling the mission of global education…

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‘Beyond the Game’ – Warcraft III Documentary Distributes Direct with BitTorrent + VODO + Cinema Purgatorio

2011/01/31

If you are a avid gamer, today is an excellent day. Beyond the Game, the celebrated Warcraft III documentary about gaming legends in the throes of a competition of a lifetime, is now available for download free via BitTorrent! More about the film may be found here: or check out the trailer: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKqgHaT9Xd8] We’re proud…

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BitTorren…

2011/01/28

Google recently disabled Autocomplete and Instant search features for our trademarked company and product names, including BitTorrent, µTorrent, and torrent. We’ve heard a lot of speculation about this move and we feel it’s important for us to provide some perspective and clarity on this situation. BitTorrent is a technology company that builds software and standards…

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New Ways to Share and Play Your Torrents

2010/12/09

Today we are releasing two new apps to enhance your BitTorrent and μTorrent experience, and allow you to do things not before possible. As with past apps, our goal is to continue to improve the user experience by adding new functionality that is simple and user friendly. The first is a VLC player app, which…

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Crunch Time! BitTorrent at TechCrunch Disrupt

2010/09/23

Just a heads up that the BitTorrent team will be at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon and Conference. The schedule of events is below, so if you’re at the show please stop by and say hello. We’ll be talking about our latest experiments in connecting content creators and consumers, including case studies on the Pioneer One,…

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Shared Film Festival at the Open Video Conference

2010/09/14

Over the past few months we have worked with several indie artists to distribute their work via BitTorrent. As a company, this is something that we are passionate about, because we think there is great potential for artists to leverage the distribution economics of BitTorrent to reach a large and engaged audience to not only…

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Security Patch for Windows DLL Bug Coming Today

2010/08/25

Yesterday, we were alerted to a DLL vulnerability in Microsoft Windows reportedly affecting up to 200 consumer software applications. Subsequently, attack code targeting the μTorrent client was posted to a third-party website, and while thus far, no attacks have been reported to us, we will release a new build of our μTorrent software today. The…

Musician “PAZ” Chooses BitTorrent for Distribution

2010/08/16

For a lot of musicians the dream is to get a deal with a big record label; make an album; and then make lots of money. The reality is that most musicians will never get that big record deal. Even if they do, most traditional models follow the sort of “hit maker” model that removes the artist from…

Net Neutrality is Not Decided

2010/08/14

Well. Interesting week. Google and Verizon claimed to have solved the Net Neutrality debate. But on whose behalf? True, these two iconic Internet brands deserve a seat at the table in determining the health and regulations of our global network’s backbone. Yet ultimately any compromises must be struck by the industry at large – with…

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