In recognition to µTorrent well written codebase and growing community, BitTorrent has decided to acquire the lightweight application. Both applications and their websites will not see any changes in the near future however. No financial details as of quantity or way of payment were disclosed.
What does this mean for the µTorrent community? Not much, at least not at first. The intention is to maintain the website as it is, and keep the forums and community active. Moving forward behind the scenes, we will continue to develop µTorrent and will be using the codebase in other applications, especially ones where a fast, lightweight implementation is more suitable, such as embedded systems on TVs, cell phones, and other non-PC platforms.