We’re about to show you a video that’ll change your mind about the speed and reliability of your Internet connection. You’ll witness engineers eating their own dog food. Sounds disgusting, right? Well, it’s not quite what you think. Dogfooding is a techie term used amongst software companies to describe how their developers demonstrate the competency of the product they’re promoting.
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There’s been a lot going on around here lately, all good though. We upgraded µTorrent to version 3.2, introduced our API to the world (in alpha format), and got some pretty impressive accolades from a band you might have heard of – Radiohead. Most importantly, we released a new DJ Shadow Bundle that will make him the first artist to get paid on our platform. This is also the last day to win one of our limited-edition tee-shirts. Let’s get to it…
After years of secretly watching the annual ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ special, I finally get to have my own Oprah moment. Today µTorrent is giving away free licenses for Digital Lifeboat.
What does 24 hours of people checking in on BitTorrent and µTorrent look like? See the video above – this represents client check-ins with our servers from the 60 million torrent clients we had out there in January, last year (we’re growing our user base, day by day – so we’ll be able to bring you an even brighter one soon).
This map was put together by our in-house data science team using GeoIP and was inspired by space – no, really, the NASA/NOAA Earth At Night map.