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  • urban 20 Jan 2013 10:15:57 10,923 posts
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    Nearly one year after Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload storage site was shuttered on criminal charges filed by the United States government, the big man is back with a new cloud storage service, called simply Mega.

    Why host in New Zealand? The site answers that one straight-on: “Among other important reasons, New Zealand's native Māori name is ‘Aotearoa,’ which means ‘Land of the long white cloud.’”

    Teased for months, Ars and other media outlets were given an embargoed look at the site—which was broken Friday morning by TechCrunch. The site will formally launch and open its doors to the public on Sunday in the United States, one year to the day following the raid of Dotcom's mansion by New Zealand authorities.

    The site is surprisingly simple, and it works more or less like other cloud storage services, à la Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, or RapidShare. However, unlike Dropbox, you have to interact with Mega through a desktop Web browser (and not through a mobile device or client app).
    Ars Technica write up

    Free cloud storage:
    Dropbox = 2GB
    Skydrive = 7GB
    Mega = 50GB

    Game changer.

    Edited by urban at 10:16:38 20-01-2013
  • Stranded87 20 Jan 2013 10:41:33 849 posts
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    Wow that's a nice amount of storage. I get that much free through Box, but with a limit of something like 100MB per file.
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