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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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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