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…

µTorrent Web Now Available on iPad and Android

2010/07/29

Since launching µTorrent Web for iPhone, users have been clamoring for something similar on other devices. So, today we are very excited to announce support for the iPad and Android platform – including the Nexus One and Google Ion devices. Now you can control torrents via your web browser on a PC, iPhone, iPad and Android. In case…

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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‘The Yes Men Fix the World – P2P Edition’ Now Available on BitTorrent

2010/07/23

If you haven’t heard of the Yes Men, chances are you have heard of some of their stunts. The Yes Men are a culture jamming activist-duo raising awareness around social problems caused by corporations. They practice a concept they call identity correction, where they impersonate entities that they dislike. From their offices in Milwaukee, Wis.,…

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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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Announcing Apps for µTorrent Developers Challenge and SDK

2010/07/12

Apps for µTorrent is something that we are really passionate about. For us, it is a natural and important evolution of µTorrent. It is a way for users to create a personalized experience by adding Apps that offer new features and services that are important to them – without compromising the lightness that they have…

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µTorrent 3.0 alpha and More Apps!

2010/07/10

Recently, we rolled out µTorrent 3.0 alpha, which merged together the Falcon 2.1 and the Apps being introduced in our Griffin project into a single build. (To read the full list of upgrades, check out our forum.) So, what does that all mean? Now in one client users can enjoy: – µTorrent Web allows you…

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Pioneer One: A New Media Model Success Story

2010/07/08

Less than a month ago, Pioneer One, an original made for BitTorrent series, debuted on VODO.net (a BitTorrent Inc. partner). Its creators Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith sought to create a quality sci-fi drama outside the traditional media model. Using proven distribution channels on the Internet – like BitTorrent – to connect with viewers, Josh…

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