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Ashburn, VA–April 30, 2013— Newshosting , the recognized leader in global Usenet newsgroup access, today announced the release of its newest browser version, v1.4.0. The most significant feature of this upgrade is the introduction of an automatic search function designed to deliver a faster and more efficient Usenet experience than ever before to Newshosting subscribers.

The new automatic search feature allows searches to be performed by the Newshosting software on an hourly basis and quietly in the background. This feature displays all new results for automatic searches in the Newshosting software interface and can also be set to automatically download these results. Options for the automatic downloads allow the user to limit the amount of traffic generated by automatic downloads per day, week or month. Search results of automatic searches can also be restricted to specific file sizes and media categories as well as the ability to set start and end dates for the active searches.

Newshosting v1.4.0 supports Windows 8 and Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, ensuring that the Newshosting browser is optimized for the next generation of operating systems. Other key upgrades include: optimized auto-sizing of columns, options to switch between search providers in the settings dialog, a now closeable message tool window and automatic support for Linux 64-bit (users of 64-bit Linux no longer have to install compatibility libraries). Together, this suite of upgrades further leverages the award-winning Newshosting browser as the leading newsreader on the market.

Gradually throughout the next week, all Newshosting customers, including those on the 14-day/30 GB free trials , will be prompted to upgrade to the new Newshosting browser when they next launch the software. Y can also get the upgrade immediately by logging into the control panel, clicking on 'Download the Newshosting Newsgroup Reader' and following the prompts for your specific operating system. For more information on the Newshosting browser, visit Newshosting’s QuickStart Guide.

This announcement also comes just after Newshosting hit a major retention milestone of 1700+ days of NTTP retention. Newsgroup retention is the length of time that a newsgroup post is available to subscribers. 1700 days of retention means that Newshosting subscribers can access posts that were added to Usenet newsgroups up to 1700 days ago, with 99% completion.

About Newshosting:

Newshosting is the world’s premier provider of Usenet newsgroup access. As the industry-leader in service reliability, speed and retention, Newshosting is committed to providing world-class Usenet access to over 100,000 discussion groups from its servers across the world.

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