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uTorrent Now Has An Android App

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uTorrent, popular BitTorrent client for Windows and OS X, is now available on Android.  Now you can download torrents right to your phone.  uTorrent for Android has RSS support, the ability to play back media as you download, and the ability to set upload/download limits.  uTorrent for Android is currently in beta and is available for Android devices that run on version 2.1 and up.  [Google Play]

Evidence Suggests BitTorrent Re-Branding Under The Name Gyre

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After the latest alpha version of uTorrent was released earlier this week, some people noticed that the ownership of the product was attributed to an unknown company called Gyre Inc. instead of BitTorrent Inc. The uTorrent team quickly fixed this and called it a “coding mistake.” BitTorrent did not confirm or deny the existence of a rebranding, but they said that they “regularly test new brand and product names internally.”
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uTorrent Plus Now On Pre-Sale For $24.95 Per Year

uTorrent Plus is now available for pre-order at $24.95 per year. uTorrent has over 100 million active users per month. The Plus version will have a good number of features that the free version does not. The Plus version of uTorrent allows you to convert videos and transfer files to external devices. The Plus version will be out before Christmas.
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BitTorrent Hits 400,000 Downloads Per Day

BitTorrent has achieved some major milestones. On top of hitting about 400,000 downloads of their client per day, the company is reporting 100 million active monthly users. These numbers also include BitTorrent client subsidiary µTorrent. BitTorrent is a protocol where users generally share large sized files with each other in a P2P form. [TechCrunch]

VLC Media Player Integrated Into uTorrent

The BitTorrent team has integrated the VLC Media Player within the uTorrent application. That means now you can play media files from within the client directly. Last month BitTorrent released uTorrent 2.2 with the BitTorrent App Studio. Using the VLC app in uTorrent, users will now have a shortcut to play media files without having to open folders. [TorrentFreak]

uTorrent Unveils Remote Torrent Control iPhone and Android Interface

uTorrent has released a customized interface for the iPhone and Android platforms.  The uTorrent Remote Torrent Control interface has strong encryption and a great interface for adding torrents for download. [BitTorrent Blog]

News Roundup: Twitter Hover Cards, uTorrent 2.0, Sonic 4, Monster Acquires Hotjobs, WikiLeaks Raises Funding, Amazon Buys Touchco

1. Twitter has announced a new feature called Hovercards.  Hovercards appear when you put the mouse over a username or avatar and it displays additional details about that user.  This will make it easy to follow, RT, and DM users. [Twitter Blog]

2. uTorrent 2.0 has been announced.  The updated version is only applicable to Windows as of right now.  The new version includes bug fixes, improved performance, bandwidth regulation, and UDP support. [Lifehacker]

3. SEGA has revealed that Project Needlemouse is Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. Sonic 4 will be in 2D and will continue from the last Sonic and Knuckles game. The game will be available on PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, and WiiWare this summer. [Hellforge]

4. Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has sold off HotJobs to Monster.com for $225 million in cash. Monster will continue to power Yahoo job listings for 3 years as part of the deal.  Yahoo! bought HotJobs for $436 million in 2001. [TechCrunch]

5. Wikileaks is a website that started in 2006 with the goal of hosting leaked government documents.  Wikileaks gained a lot of attention when 9/11 pager messages and Guantanamo Bay manuals were leaked.  Wikileaks raised about $200,000 as part of a fund-raising goal to stay operational, but the company is seeking an additional $400,000 to pay staff members.  The funding was announced via Twitter: “Achieved min. funraising goal. ($200k/600k); we’re back fighting for another year, even if we have to eat rice to do it.” [Telegraph]

6. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has acquired a New York based company called Touchco.  Touchco develops touchscreen technology and will be merged with the hardware division for the Amazon.com Kindle.  Touchco’s interpolating touch technology can be made transparent and work with color LCD screens.  It can also detect an unlimited number of touch points.  Touchco can achieve this at lower costs than the estimated iPad/iPhone screens (or $10 per square foot).  [Engadget/NYT]

uTorrent 1.8 Released With A Mac Version On The Way

After 6 months, uTorrent’s development team has released the newest version of the file sharing software, version 1.8.  About 5.1% of all PC users have uTorrent downloaded. 

The new uTorrent software now has Internet Protocol version 6 support.  Now that the stable version of 1.8 has been released, the uTorrent development team will be heavily focused on the Mac version.  The uTorrent team has been working on the Mac version for well over a year now. 

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1. TorrentFreak
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