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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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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Introducing Apps for µTorrent

2010/05/14

Today, we are very excited to unveil Apps for µTorrent as part of a new project codenamed Griffin. Apps for µTorrent is a brand new web-based extensions framework that makes it easy for users to get more and do more with µTorrent without compromising the client’s renowned lightness and speed. Moreover, it also makes it…

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DCIA P2P & Cloud Media Summit in Review

2010/05/11

Last week BitTorrent participated in the first ever P2P & CLOUD MEDIA SUMMIT held in conjunction with Digital Hollywood 2010. The aim of the summit was to explore current policy, technology, and content issues as well as next-generation business opportunities related to P2P and cloud based commercial offerings. My presentation titled “The Glass Half Full:…

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The impact of the ‘third way’ on the information highway

2010/05/07

“One of the Internet’s greatest strengths–its unprecedented power to foster technological, economic, and social innovation–stems in significant part from the absence of any central controlling authority, either public or private. The FCC’s role, therefore should not involve regulating the Internet itself.” – FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, May 6, 2010 This week’s announcement from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski…

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The day Net Neutrality died?

2010/04/07

Well probably not. At least hopefully not. As Louis D. Brandeis remarked: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman. ” And so it remains…  With today’s decision from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals on…

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Twitter using BitTorrent on the Backend

2010/02/10

Anyone who has the battle scars that come from managing a large operational set of computers, like a large popular web site, knows all too well the challenge of deploying a new image site-wide.  Often times, this needs to happen fast (think emergency patch) and as with so many other applications on the network, the traditional client-server model…

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µTorrent v2.0 stable release

2010/02/03

There are very few software products that can expect to have an impact that is measurable on the scale of the internet-at-large. Its probably not too much of a reach to claim that µTorrent v2.0 is one of those products; yesterday we released the first stable version of µTorrent v2.0 To be clear, this is…

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