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[Ars] Mega arrives: Ars goes hands-on with Kim Dotcom’s new cloud storage site

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Nearly one year after Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload storage site was shuttered on criminal charges filed by the United States government, the big man is back with a new cloud storage service, called simply Mega.

Why host in New Zealand? The site answers that one straight-on: “Among other important reasons, New Zealand's native Māori name is ‘Aotearoa,’ which means ‘Land of the long white cloud.’”

Teased for months, Ars and other media outlets were given an embargoed look at the site—which was broken Friday morning by TechCrunch. The site will formally launch and open its doors to the public on Sunday in the United States, one year to the day following the raid of Dotcom's mansion by New Zealand authorities.
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Free users will get 50GB; $13 to $40 per month buys you 500GB to 4TB of storage

Edited by GrizzleBoy - 1/18/13 at 1:59pm
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Blows my 3GB with Dropbox out of the water...
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I knew it! I knew Kim would return! wheee.gif

You can't just take down one of the most beloved and powerful men on the internet and expect to get away with it. This guy's a freaking hero for crying out loud.
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Cannot wait!! 50GBs free is amazing and 4TB for $40 is pretty reasonable
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Incredible!
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I went there and got "Access Denied" mad.gif

Edit: Us launch is Sunday!
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Will it be similar to Dropbox, as of sync?

What's the difference with MediaFire then?
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I'm waiting for the API, gonna use it as a bug reporter.
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I guess DropBox, GDrive, and Skydrive are going to have to up the competition. YEY!
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Am I the only one who is just a tad concerned about parking my data on a site owned by a CONVICTED multiple felon?

Forget all his OTHER legal issues, here are his CONVICTIONS.
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He was eventually convicted of 11 counts of computer fraud, 10 counts of data espionage, and an assortment of other charges.

He was deported back to Germany where he pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

Dotcom was subsequently convicted for failing to disclose his shareholding to the Securities and Futures Commission.
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