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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Enter the VyprVPN 2.0 Launch Giveaway to Win an Xbox One, Nexus Tablet & Free VPN Service!

Our trusted partner Golden Frog just launched the sleek, new VyprVPN 2.0 Apps for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS last week. Giganews members with VyprVPN will love the 2.0 apps for being faster, easier-to-use, and more stable and intuitive than any other VPN app!

As part of Golden Frog's VyprVPN 2.0 launch celebration, you can enter their month-long giveaway to win fabulous prizes like an Xbox One, a Nexus 7 tablet and one-year VyprVPN Premier Accounts!

You can choose how you enter the giveaway from a list of approved actions! Plus they're allowing unlimited entries over the next four weeks, so go back to the page every day to get additional entries.

Enter the VyprVPN 2.0 Launch Giveaway »

Golden Frog's new VyprVPN 2.0 Apps for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android are now available for download. If you already have VyprVPN on your desktop or mobile devices just update your app. Learn more about the VyprVPN 2.0 Apps »

Conditions Apply. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Contest closes at midnight CST on Dec. 26, 2013. Weekly winners will be announced every Monday and grand prize winners will be announced on Jan. 2, 2014 on Facebook and Twitter. Shipping date of prizes is subject to availability of items. Participation in this promotion is subject to Golden Frog's official rules which can be seen inside the contest widget here.

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Announcing 1000 Days Retention & Prize Giveaway Winners!

Today, Giganews became the first Usenet provider to ever store 1000 days of binary newsgroups retention – and we will continue to grow our retention over the coming months. Giganews customers have over nine petabytes of redundant storage at their fingertips, and every day, we add more space.

It’s one thing to offer long retention. It’s another thing to offer high-quality long retention. Some competitors claim to have long retention, but when you look closer, you see the long retention is only in some groups, older articles are slower, and many older files are incomplete.

We built our infrastructure from the ground up with a focus on scalability. That’s why, when you pull a 1000 day old article, it downloads just as fast as one posted today. You’ll find the same quality and length of retention across all 109,000+ newsgroups, not just a select number of groups.

To celebrate this milestone, we created the 1000 Days Prize Giveaway. All members were automatically entered into the giveaway. Members could earn additional entries by "Liking" us on Facebook, "Following" us on Twitter, using Mimo Usenet Browser + Search or being selected in the Top 10 Salutes.

Today, we wrapped up the contest and are excited to announce the winners.

Remember, by having an active Giganews account you were automatically entered into the giveaway, so you may have won even if you did nothing.

See if you’ve won now, and thank you to every Giganews customer for participating!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our 10 Favorite Giganews Usenet Salutes

After over 4400 Salutes, and almost 25,000 votes, we've chosen our 10 favorite Salutes submitted as part of our 1000 Days Prize Giveaway. These 10 customers will each receive a T-shirt and 50 entries in our prize drawing. We'll be announcing all of the 1000 Days prize winners on our blog on May 2nd, so check back here to see if you've won!

Thank you to everyone who saluted Giganews! Over the past month, everyone here at Giganews has thoroughly enjoyed reading every Salute. We work hard to provide the best Usenet service for our customers and it feels great to read all of our customers' appreciation.

Our 10 favorite 1000 Days Salutes are:

Giganews has outlasted six computers, five girlfriends, four jobs, three rock bands,and two cars, but Giganews is still the one.
Jonathon - Columbus, Ohio

I am a Diamond member of Giganews and I honestly can say that I never have been happier with my Usenet provider as I am using Giganews. Before Giganews, my Usenet experience was littered with bad providers who just didn't get it. Giganews gets it! The retention rate is second to none, the completion is never an issue and the Mimo Browser is just icing on an already delicious piece of cake. As long as Giganews is in business, I will never use another Usenet news service!
Craig - Bloomington, Minnesota

I always go for the best things in life. Why change now?
Alexander - Norrtälje, Sweden

Seriously, how often can you reach back 2 years and grab something as fast as if it was posted yesterday or a week ago? It's why I stick with Giganews.
Loren - Manassas, Virginia

Giganews is the only company who is genuinely interested in improving Usenet, not just in it for the money. There's no other way to put it: Giganews is THE Usenet provider, not just another usenet server.
Jason - Liverpool, New York

When your harddrive cant handle the speed from the usenet client, you must be downloading from giganews.
Omar - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Quels sont les critères d'un internaute pour un service de news ? Qualité, Quantité, Prix, Rapidité, Souplesse, écoute... tout ces critère ont été réunis en seul produit : Giganews !
Cedric - Le Castellet, France

I've been with Giganews now for years and love the quality of service you provide, competitive pricing and the continued innovation like VyprVPN and Mimo. The simplicity of your Usenet service is without doubt the reason why you're a market leader instead of a follower. I look forward to another 6 years of uninterrupted and quality service from the best Usenet provider in town! :-)
Kelvin - Nelson, United Kingdom

I came to Giganews after using many of the cheaper usenet providers which simply couldn't provide the service advertised. Giganews have never let me down with missing headers and have first class support to boot! With everything you get what you pay for and Giganews is worth every penny!
Andrew - Farnborough, United Kingdom

Giganews, c'est simple, ce sont les premiers a avoir proposé une rétention hallucinante a un prix normal, a ne pas augmenter leur prix pour des raison spéculatoire, en plus leur logiciel sont simple d'utilisation et ils sont capables en plus de se remettre en question pour ameliorer leur logiciel tel que MIMO avec golden frog. En gros être Giganewser c'est être intélligent
Lucido - Bagneux, France

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Enter Giganews 1000 Days Prize Giveaway to win Drobo FS, iPad 2, and more!

We recently became the first Usenet provider in the world to provide 900 days of newsgroups retention and we haven't stopped growing our retention. Today, we currently provide 957 days retention. While some might try to match our retention, no Usenet provider matches our speed or reliability.

As the worldwide leader in Usenet retention over the past decade, we remain dedicated to supporting the NNTP protocol and providing the best service possible to our customers.

On May 2nd, we will become the first Usenet provider to store 1000 days of binary Usenet retention. To celebrate this milestone, we are pleased to announce the Giganews 1000 Days Prize Giveaway. Enter the Prize Giveaway to be eligible to win the following prizes:

Grand Prize:
Other Prizes:
  • iPad 2
  • PS3
  • Xbox 360
  • Twenty five (25) Giganews T-shirts

All existing Giganews customers are automatically entered into the 1000 Days Prize Giveaway based upon their account level and length of Giganews membership. Diamond customers receive two entries for each month of Diamond membership. Non-Diamond customers receive one entry per month of membership. For example, if you have been a Diamond for 5 years, you will automatically receive 120 entries. No entry required!

Non-Diamond members can automatically double their number of entries by upgrading to Diamond before we hit 1000 days of retention. If non-Diamond customers upgrade to Diamond on or before March 31st, you can also lock-in the $29.99 Diamond price.

Earn additional entries by following the instructions on the 1000 Days Prize Giveaway page.

Enter to Win!

When we hit 1000 days of newsgroups retention, we will draw names for the prizes and announce the winners on our blog. So check back here on May 2nd to see if you've won!

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