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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dump Truck Early Access has Started!

We are committed to adding more tools and service upgrades for our Giganews members. Over the last 12 months we:
  • surpassed 3 years of Usenet retention to continue to provide the world’s longest Usenet retention
  • partnered with Golden Frog to bundle Mimo Usenet Browser + Search and VyprVPN FREE for Diamond members
  • partnered with Golden Frog to offer VyprVPN at a discounted price for ALL Giganews members.
But, we aren’t stopping. We announced our plans to partner with Golden Frog to deliver our newest service, Dump Truck - professional-grade, massive online storage to Giganews Diamond members. We recently opened up registration for early access to Dump Truck and were overwhelmed by the number of people interested in trying Dump Truck. We think it’s going to be one of our most popular services.

Today, we began sending the first invitations for early access to Dump Truck!!!

Check your email to see if you have been invited! As always, Giganews Diamond members get VIP access to our newest tools. Spots are limited, so if you aren’t invited today don’t worry. We will continue to send more invitations to Diamond members in the coming weeks. It’s not too late to register - registration is still open.

Dump Truck features include:
  • Intuitive web interface with drag and drop upload
  • Simple and secure file structure
  • 256-bit SSL encryption for uploads and downloads
  • Files are encrypted on-disk with 256-bit AES encryption
  • Access to your files anywhere in the world
Dump Truck features coming soon:
  • iPad, iPhone, and Android online storage apps - Storage while on the go
  • Windows and Mac desktop application - Access your files just like any other drive
  • Public and private sharing - Share with the world or simply your friends
  • Password Protection - Control the access to your data
  • WebDAV Support -Access Dump Truck using DAV clients and apps
We are excited to share Dump Truck with you and we look forward to your feedback!

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Blogger Jeaz said...

Very intrigued about this service - so it's no size limit and unlimited storage? Almost sounds too good to be true. Is this going to increase the monthly cost for Diamond?

Really looking forward to how this develops.

11:40 AM 
Blogger Giganews said...

Storage is not unlimited. During the early access period, members who receive an invitation will get 30 GB of storage. However, files sizes are unlimited.

11:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:58 AM 
Anonymous Morten Bowman said...

I've got an invitation but c'ant log ind at Dump truck??

1:53 PM 
Anonymous repka said...

Great news, but even though I did register right away once you've announced the feature, I still didn't get the invitation. Only just now I got another email about registration. Does this mean I wasn't the lucky one to be selected??

2:10 PM 
Anonymous trinity said...

Why can I not log in with my giganews username and password?

5:37 AM 
Blogger Meech73 said...

I keep looking for my access email. I can't wait to try this out on my xoom.

4:46 PM 
Anonymous sean said...

Can you discuss more on the file encryption. Is this based on a pki? If so, who has the private key?

8:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the storage size increase over time?

2:20 PM 
Anonymous calcajun87 said...

Hmm, not sure why it did not take my google account. When you post a comment by the way there are two but the counter shows 0. Very easy to use for files in Dump Truck,but it could really use folder drop or folder upload also.

6:30 PM