Something is up with BitTorrent Inc, the company responsible for the BitTorrent protocol that acquired the uTorrent app a few years ago. Recently, in an alpha of the app that was released this week, a certain Gyre Inc was mentioned instead of the company BitTorrent Inc in the ‘About’ dialog. A BitTorrent spokesperson has assured that it was a simple mistake, but there seem to be reasons indicating that it may be something more than that.
The image above gives us another proof, where a vendor named Gyrecorp sells official BitTorrent and uTorrent t-shirts . You can check it yourself . The reasons are completely unknown, but it is clear that something is being planned in the BitTorrent offices. There are many signs that the name Gyro in uTorrent’s ‘About’ panel was a simple slip by some programmer. In the source, without going any further, they talk about a service in preparation with which to integrate .torrent file download clients with browsers.