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Mega.co.nz, Kim Dotcom’s Dropbox challenger, is live

mega_file_uploadMegaupload founder Kim Dotcom has made his brand new cloud storage service Mega live. Accessible at Mega.co.nz domain after the Me.ga debacle, the service offers 50GB of free cloud stage to anyone who signs up. In addition, there are three paid pro plans as well, which provide as much as 4TB of online storage for just $30 per month.

Running a little slow right now, probably because of heavy launch traffic, it is likely to stabilise in the coming days. Kit Dotcom has some huge plans to Mega, which it seems will have file system integration, so that you can access Mega like a drive in your computer. Other upcoming features include collaboration tools, a SDK, real-time syncing between platforms as well as built-in word processing and speadsheet apps. You can read more about Mega’s future plans in this blog post.

Mega launch come exactly one year after the demise of Megaupload, which was closed down due to copyright violations and more. That never happens again that’s why Mega comes with heavy encryption, intended to protect both users and the site’s owners from copyright infringement issues.

“We are a dedicated group of technologists who were given the time, opportunity and Internet access to build an awesome cloud storage service that will help protect your privacy. We have programmed this Internet service from scratch in Auckland, New Zealand. Unlike most of our competitors, we use a state of the art browser based encryption technology where you, not us, control the keys, Mega Limited notes on its ‘About Us’ page.mega-about_us

Launch Jitters:

As we previously talked in the report that Mega is very slow right now and same has been pointed out by Kim Dotcom, who tweeted that the cloud storage service is currently under heavy load and had utilised ten gigabits of bandwidth within ten minutes of the official launch. Kim also claims that the site is getting thousands of user registrations per minute.

About Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of Byte Gyan as well as popular Indian Android blog AndroidOS.in. A journalism post-grad from AJK MCRC, he has worked with organizations like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Info Edge, Free Press Journal, Webdunia & NDTV in the past.

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