Broadband Measurement Workshop

2010/08/03

BitTorrent was recently invited by the FCC to participate in a series of public workshops on broadband measurement. The most recent workshop was held last Wednesday and brought the group up to speed on the status of the various vendors of technology and equipment to be used. This effort is similar to efforts in the UK…

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BitTorrent Hackathon This Thursday

2010/08/02

Over the past several months we have been busy building Apps for µTorrent. Apps are completely optional, and are a way to give users easy access to additional services and features around media. Most recently, we announced the general availability of the Apps for BitTorrent software developer kit (SDK) as well as launched the Apps for…

Use BitTorrent 24/7 with Buffalo NAS

2010/07/28

Ever put off that Torrent download because you and your laptop had somewhere else to be?  What if you had an always-on device to do your torrenting; manage your media; and stream it throughout your house?  Oh yeah, and what if it was nearly silent and used less power than your desk lamp?  Sound cool? …

What is the Right Business Model on the Internet?

2010/07/28

What is the right business model on the Internet? For the most part, organizations are still trying to find the balance between how to create value for consumers and a sustainable business model. In case you haven’t noticed, media scarcity has for all intents and purposes disappeared. The Internet is essentially a giant copy machine…

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Reflections on Apps

2010/07/14

Here at BitTorrent Inc. we’re quite excited about Apps and what they will add to the BitTorrent community. However, we’ve seen a number of questions and concerns. These seem to fall into two camps – to very roughly paraphrase: 1. “Whoa, you’re going to ruin µTorrent – its going to get bloated?” 2. “What’s all…

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Digital Media Conference East Recap

2010/06/30

Last week BitTorrent participated in the 7th annual Digital Media Conference East in Washington D.C. The event attracted leaders from across the country to engage around topics of interest touching media, technology and entertainment. The opening address played to a standing room only crowd and emphasized the growth and continued focus on the changing worlds…

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First Ever ‘Shared Film Festival’ in Korea

2010/06/14

Last week in Seoul, Korea the first ever Shared Film Festival occurred. The event was organized by Creative Commons Asia; HyoJung Sun, a shared culture activist and researcher; and myself (Jamie King), founder of VODO (a BitTorrent partner). It brought together filmmakers from all over the world, including Brett Gaylor of RIP! and others who’ve shared their…

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BITAG Brings Hope to Net Neutrality Debate

2010/06/11

This week several tech companies and ISPs announced that they would form the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) as a way to educate lawmakers on broadband management processes. The group said its mission is to “bring together engineers and other similar technical experts to develop consensus on broadband network management practices or other related technical…

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Change can be difficult sometimes

2010/06/09

When we launched µTP and µTorrent v2.0 in February, we knew we had a long road ahead of us. Three months and three minor revisions later, we’ve seen great progress and have had a healthy dialogue across many constituents. We don’t need to document the change log here, but it might serve to explore our expectations around the difficult nature of transformative change on the Internet.

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Distributed Design: Architecting for User Privacy

2010/05/19

uTorrent Web is built with a refreshingly different approach to user privacy

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