Author Archives: Simon Morris

Project Chrysalis Update

Last month, we announced Project Chrysalis, hinting at major changes to come with your BitTorrent Mainline client. At the time, all we were able to tell you was that it would be a metamorphosis of features and style, with all the power of the BitTorrent you know and love. Today, I’m excited to share a […]

Coming Soon – Project Chrysalis

It may be the day before Thanksgiving, but it is also a busy day here at the BitTorrent HQ in San Francisco. We’re embarking on an experimental new initiative with one of our key software clients, BitTorrent Mainline. More than a radical aesthetic and UI overhaul, more than cool new features, Project Chrysalis represents a […]

The Arrival of Apps

We’ve always strived to make the BitTorrent client simple and useful, basing our design philosophy around this core ideal. At the same time, we recognize there are many features that may enhance your experience – by choice. The solution? Apps. Available today for the first time in a new release candidate build of the BitTorrent […]

Musician “PAZ” Chooses BitTorrent for Distribution

For a lot of musicians the dream is to get a deal with a big record label; make an album; and then make lots of money. The reality is that most musicians will never get that big record deal. Even if they do, most traditional models follow the sort of “hit maker” model that removes the artist from […]

BitTorrent 7 Goes Stable

Fundamentally, BitTorrent is about creating a more efficient and open Internet. We believe that μTP, an updated BitTorrent protocol that makes efficient use of bandwidth while reducing network problems, is a critical component in continuing to drive that legacy forward. μTP is an enhanced BitTorrent transfer protocol that we introduced in our μTorrent client a […]

New to Apps: Torrent Discussions with Torrent Tweet

Today we’re releasing Torrent Tweet – the latest entry into our Apps ecosystem. Torrent Tweet is a Twitter-based system for following and contributing to discussions relating to individual torrents. Tweets are indexed with an automatically generated hashtag unique to each torrent file. Find out what people are saying about torrents you are downloading and sign […]

BitTorrent Hackathon This Thursday

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

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 […]

What is the Right Business Model on the Internet?

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 […]

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

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., […]