A quite surprising announcement has been posted yesterday on the uTorrent forum.
“BitTorrent Inc. and uTorrent AB have decided to join forces.”
For more information visit the uTorrent forum.
Quoting some of the FAQs:
Q: How will uTorrent’s technology be integrated with the current BitTorrent client?
A: Although uTorrent is lightweight, it is missing the patented innovations BitTorrent has made at the protocol level. It is also lacking an implementation for Mac and Linux. We will improve uTorrent in these arenas.
Q: Will the uTorrent brand remain or be made obsolete?
A: uTorrent and its Website will continue to be available.
Q: Will BitTorrent start to charge money for uTorrent?
A: uTorrent will continue to be available and continue to be free (as in, no cost, not open source)