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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µTorrent Mac 1.0 Stable Release

2010/06/28

We are excited to release the first stable version of µTorrent Mac 1.0 to the world today.  With this release we are bringing the same engine that powers our popular µTorrent for Windows client to the Mac OSX platform. Our native cocoa client was built to the same design principles:  lightweight, feature rich and fast. It contains all the protocol enhancements µTorrent is known for, including…

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BitTorrent Welcomes New VP of User Experience

2010/06/25

Over the last several months the BitTorrent and µTorrent clients have evolved a lot. We have introduced Apps for µTorrent, streaming and µTorrent Web through µTorrent Labs, as ways to extend the functionality of the client – and there’s much more coming. As part of that continued evolution we have brought on David Gómez-Rosado as the…

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The Making of a New Media Model

2010/06/17

Today, Pioneer One, an original made for BitTorrent series, will debut on VODO.net (a BitTorrent Inc. partner). For those who are using Apps for µTorrent (or Project Griffin), the show can be downloaded from within the client via the VODO app. Also, for a limited time starting today, the pilot will be available with all…

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Introducing µTorrent Web for iPhone

2010/06/15

In our ever-connected world, users want the ability to control their torrents on the go anytime, anywhere. So, in a continued effort to make our products more accessible we are introducing µTorrent Web for iPhone. While µTorrent Web is currently only available as part of our experimental Project Falcon software, we continue to fill out the…

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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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µTorrent Web Now in Public Beta

2010/05/21

This January we launched Project Falcon, which introduced on-demand streaming and a secure web access feature called µTorrent Web. The initial release of µTorrent Web was invitation only. Today, we are removing the invitation system for µTorrent Web, and that feature is now in public beta. Users interested in trying the product can download it…

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µTP Open Source Implementation

2010/05/21

As previously discussed on this blog, µTP is an upgraded lightweight BitTorrent protocol, introduced in v2 of our popular µTorrent client, that makes efficient use of bandwidth while reducing network problems. For the past several months we have been polishing our implementation of µTP in µTorrent, resulting in several minor upgrades of the client as we figure out how…

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