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GigaTribe's logo. Click here to visit the GigaTribe website! PRESS RELEASE: GigaTribe Launches Web 2.0 File Sharing Service In The U.S.

Share Large Files: Videos, Photos, Music, & More Totally Private & Encrypted -- Free!

Gigatribe's 900,000 Members Share Files For Free With Unlimited File Sizes & Users Through The Internet In An Easy-To-Use Peer To Peer Environment

November 17, 2008, Suresnes, France –GigaTribe www.gigatribe.com, the revolutionary free Web 2.0 file sharing software community launched today GigaTribe in the U.S. market. A FREE software community, GigaTribe lets you easily share entire file folders of photos, videos, music, and other files with your “tribe” of friends, family, and coworkers quickly and securely in a private, completely encrypted peer to peer (P2P) environment. GigaTribe will be introduced in the U.S. for the first time at the Euro Tech Showcase, held November 18-19, 2008 in Redwood City, CA.

Sharing large files or sensitive documents with friends, clients, and coworkers shouldn’t be as hard or as expensive as it is with other services, that can charge up to thousands of dollars a year. GigaTribe is entirely free, with the option of a GigaTribe “Ultimate” upgrade with more advanced features (such as faster downloads), priced at only $29.95/year. In addition, GigaTribe does not require any extra steps to share a file. Once you select which folders you want to share with your groups, those folders are instantly accessible to your friends. You can add new files to those folders or change those files at any time. There is no need for any additional steps, no uploading, no size limitations, and no security threat.

Share Large Folders of Video & Photos with Your ‘Tribe’ – No Resizing Needed
With the growing amount of photos, videos, music, and data files collected on our hard drives from consumer electronics gadgets, such as digital cameras, iPods, and cellphones, sharing these files with friends and coworkers can be extremely difficult to manage, especially when you are adding new files to your folders or frequently updating files; have large video or other files; or don’t want to spend time selecting which files to send to which person in your group from a party or special event.

GigaTribe instantly provides access to those files as soon as you change them on your computer. Photos and videos remain in their original full size, and resolution is never lowered for posting, as required by most photo and video-sharing sites, such as Youtube.com. In addition, with GigaTribe’s instant messaging feature, you can also chat with your friends to tell them about your new updates or other projects.

Completely Encrypted & Private
GigaTribe is completely encrypted and private. It lets you share entire file folders -- no matter how large they are – with ONLY your selected group of users. You simply invite your friends to join your private network. When they join, you select which group they belong to and which files they will be able to see and download.

“Security is our top priority. When it comes to sharing your personal photos and videos, you need to be absolutely sure they will only be available to the appropriate contacts. GigaTribe provides users with this assurance that their private information will always remain protected,” said Alexis Leseigneur, CTO, GigaTribe.

Business Application: Set up an Instant Virtual Private Network (VPN) Small Business Network for Free
In addition to sharing your photo, video, and other files with friends and family from parties or special events, small businesses can also use the free GigaTribe to set up an instant Virtual Private Network (VPN) to quickly share file folders with co-workers. Set-up is easy, with no hardware, technical knowledge or network administrator required.

GigaTribe “Ultimate” Upgrade - Access Your Computer Anywhere You Go
GigaTribe also offers a more advanced “Ultimate” version, which provides faster downloads and allows you to access your computer’s hard drive anywhere you go through the Internet by logging onto www.gigatribe.com/private with you user name and password. This is a service that typically costs hundreds of dollars a year through other vendors -- with GigaTribe pricing is only $29.95/year. Other features offered by GigaTribe “Ultimate” include the ability to download multiple files simultaneously and unlimited tech support by email.

GigaTribe Features (Free):

  • Share large photo, music, video, and data file folders with friends, coworkers, and family through GigaTribe’s P2P site.

  • 100% encrypted and private – only the people you have chosen will see the folders you choose.

  • Set up groups - you can select which folders are available to which groups of people (i.e. friends, family, work, etc.)

  • No limit to the amount of data you can share.

  • Small Business Networking – easy way to set up a network in any office to share folders with coworkers.

  • Easy to use - anyone can share his or her own content - no technical knowledge required.

  • Instant Messaging Feature – lets you chat online with your ‘tribe.’

  • Improved User Interface

  • Easy to Install

  • New shortcut buttons help you easily perform most common actions.

GigaTribe “Ultimate” Upgrade Features (Priced at only $29.95/year):

  • Faster downloads.

  • Remote Internet Access -- access your computer anywhere you go from the Internet.

  • Protect shared folders with a password.

  • Unlimited Email tech support.

  • EasyConnect service.

  • Unlimited amount of simultaneous downloads.

900,000 GigaTribe Users and Growing
GigaTribe has more than 900,000 users sharing files online. The free GigaTribe is available immediately with all the basic features, including file sharing and chat. GigaTribe “Ultimate” is also immediately available for users who want more options, including remote Internet access of their computer and faster downloads, priced at only $29.95 a year ($4.99 per month). For more information, see www.gigatribe.com.

About GigaTribe
GigaTribe is a free and secure private P2P community driven platform. Users can share an unlimited number of files (home movies, pictures, documents, etc.) of any size with their chosen community. Gigatribe has over 900,000 users located throughout Europe and the United States. For more information: www.gigatribe.com.

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(First posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 13:31 EST)

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