The former owner and founder of Megaupload Kim Dotcom has now launched a new cloud storage service simply called Mega.

The service opened early for a select few users yesterday and launched officially this morning. The new business plan is based off a Dropbox like service offering tiers of service with a free plan giving 50 gigs of storage space. They are also offering paid tiers as seen below:

kim dotcom pricing plan

So you may be wondering what is different this time around?

According to Gizmodo, the completely revamped Mega service offers an easy drag and drop interface, an in-depth TOS interface, and a genius level of privacy including super encrypted files. This keeps any copyright liabilities away from the service since Mega themselves can no way tell the difference between a home video and the latest blockbuster movie. But obviously that isn't their intentions for the service and this just brings a whole new level to the privacy of online hosted files.

The launch of Mega could be a game changer for the Dotcom and the future of his company so we will be covering the service as any new developments are announced.
The service thus far seems to be a massive hit to the point where the site has actually crashed due to the enormous influx of traffic.

How much bandwidth was the server capable of?

According to Kim Dotcom's Twitter a staggering number:

The launch of Mega could be a game changer for Dotcom and the future of his company so be sure that we will be covering the service as any new developments are announced. Interestingly enough, it seems as though this isn't the only project Kim Dotcom has in store for the future as this tweet reveals:


Source: Twitter, Gizmodo, Engadget