BitTorrent acquires uTorrent

BitTorrent, Inc to acquire Swedish uTorrent AB. “Together, we are pleased to announce that BitTorrent, Inc. and µTorrent AB have decided to join forces. BitTorrent has acquired µTorrent as it recognized the merits of µTorrent’s exceptionally well-written codebase and robust user community. Bringing together µTorrent’s efficient implementation and compelling UI with BitTorrent’s expertise in networking protocols will significantly benefit the community with what we envision will be the best BitTorrent client.”

The number 1 and number 3 torrent clients join forces. Maybe this is one of the reasons BitTorrent, Inc raised $20 million?

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2 Responses to “BitTorrent acquires uTorrent”

  1. NewTeeVee » BitTorrent and uTorrent Join Forces Says:

    […] Promising to leverage the BitTorrent organization’s skill with P2P protocols and the uTorrent crew’s with client design, Bram Cohen and Ludvig Strigeus announced that they will be working together. It’s unclear whether this is just a friendly gesture or if any of BitTorrent’s $20 million in funding is involved. The response on the uTorrent community forum where we found the announcement was mixed. […]

  2. GigaOM » uTorrent users upset over BitTorrent deal Says:

    […] uTorrent was created by a Swedish developer, Ludvig (Ludde) Strigeus, and was well known for its lightweight and efficient implementation of the torrent protocol. Our good pal Henri Torstensson has described the client as “exceptionally well-written codebase” and “compelling UI.” […]