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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Public Sharing now available for Dump Truck Online Storage!

Today, the Golden Frog development team added public sharing to Dump Truck online storage! As a Giganews member, you can create public links to securely share your photos, videos, documents or even entire folders with your friends and family. Public sharing is the most requested Dump Truck feature and we are excited to deliver public sharing to Giganews members.

From the beginning, Golden Frog has made security a key focus during Dump Truck development. To provide more security and control, you can optionally secure public links using passwords and link expiration dates. You can also create multiple links per file/folder and track the number of downloads per public link in the Dump Truck web app. You can turn off one link while keeping other links active!

Dump Truck Public Sharing Features:

Create public links for files or folders

Select expiration dates for public links

Password protection for public links

Create multiple links and view downloads per link

Dump Truck is included FREE with every Giganews membership. We invite anyone who wants to try Dump Truck to sign up for a 14 Day Free Trial of Giganews. Diamond members receive 30GB included free, while all other accounts include 5GB free.

Giganews members can login to Dump Truck and start sharing today!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Get Creative with Giganews and Win!

A Giganews member recently sent us this great video that we posted to the Giganews Youtube Channel. It's of him cycling around Lyon, France with the Giganews logo attached to his bike. We thought it was such a cool video that we decided to give him a free Diamond account for a year. Congratulations!

And on that note, we would like to invite other creatively-inclined Giganews members to interact with the Giganews brand using videos, photos, songs, or any other creative medium. We'll share the best submissions on our social media channels and the giganews.general newsgroup.

If we choose to publish your submission, you'll have a chance to receive a free Giganews t-shirt, Giganews account, VyprVPN add-ons, or additional Dump Truck storage. So, get creative! You send your submission to or any of our social media channels.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Giganews Retention Grows to Historic 1,400 Days

Today, Giganews reaches an historic milestone and is the first Usenet provider in the world to offer 1,400 days of high quality Usenet retention! That is over 10 petabytes, or 10 million gigabytes of data. We are not stopping at 1,400 days and will continue to grow Usenet retention every day. You will find the same speed and article completion across every day of retention across all 110,000 newsgroups.

How is Giganews able to deliver the fastest speeds and most complete retention?
  • We Built the Software. Unlike most Usenet providers who use third-party software, Giganews writes 100% of its server software. Writing our own server code allows us to continually optimize our Usenet servers for speed.
  • We Operate our Own Network. We connect to multiple Tier-1 network providers and the largest ISPs in the world. By operating and managing our own network, we find the shortest, quickest path to you.
  • We Own and Deploy Servers Worldwide. While most providers run only one or two servers, Giganews deploys Usenet server clusters in Europe, North America, and Asia. No matter where you are in the world, our Usenet servers are close to you to ensure low latency and fast speeds.
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