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:Free
50GB of storage
10GB of bandwidth Pro 1
500GB of storage
12TB of bandwidth
99.99(EUR)/year or 9.99(EUR)/month Pro 2
2TB of storage
48TB of bandwidth
199.99(EUR)/year or 19.99(EUR)/month Pro 3
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.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.