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Elise Moreau

Kim Dotcom's New 'Mega' Cloud Service Hits 1M Users a Day After Launch

By January 21, 2013

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It's been one year since US prosecutors accused Megaupload Kim Dotcom of a massive online piracy scandal, which is said to have cost the entertainment industry about $500 million. Over the weekend, Dotcom launched a new file-sharing cloud service site, called Mega, which he claims will offer users greater privacy and is perfectly legal.

Just 24 hours after launch, Dotcom said that the new Mega site had already hit one million users. Mega, which can be found at mega.co.nz, will compete with other big services in cloud storage -- like Dropbox and Google Drive.

Unlike most of the current popular cloud storage solutions, which offer about 2 to 5 GB of free space, Mega is offering a generous 50 GB of free storage to its users. And with a big emphasis on privacy, including enforced file encryption for all uploads, that may be enough to explain why so many people signed up so quickly.

Photo: Screenshot of Mega.co.nz

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