Kim Dotcom is an interesting character who made national news in January 2012 when his multi-million dollar company, MegaUpload was shut down by the federal government. Dotcom has been involved in a harsh legal battle, but that hasn't stopped him taking the time to build a new online storage service called MEGA.
MEGA launched in a beta back in mid-January which had an initial growth rate of 100k users per hour. The service offers an ultra-competitive free tier which provides users with 50GB of cloud storage without even needing to enter in any credit-card information.
The company announced the major news of their beta exit earlier today on their blog. Here is what you can expect from the official MEGA release:
- Faster site performance
- New user interface
- Local caching
- User avatars
- Improved content management
- New tree panel navigation
- Improved file transfers
- Firefox extension
MEGA is also expecting to release an official iOS app later this month (it has already been filed with Apple) and a Windows client that automatically syncs with your storage account. Future 2014 plans for the service include an encrypted messaging service as well as an encrypted real-time chat feature that will support secure audio and video calling.
The final pricing figures are as follows:
50GB of storage
10GB of bandwidth
500GB of storage
12TB of bandwidth
99.99(EUR)/year or 9.99(EUR)/month
2TB of storage
48TB of bandwidth
199.99(EUR)/year or 19.99(EUR)/month
4TB of storage
96TB of bandwidth
299.99(EUR)/year or 29.99(EUR)/month
You can learn more by visiting the source link below or signing up for your own free MEGA account.