Megaupload Successor To Offer 50GB Of Free Storage, Launching On Jan. 20

By Johnny Wills email: | Jan 18, 2013 02:21 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Internet activist Kim Dotcom has announced the launch of, a successor to the popular Megaupload service that was shut down by U.S. authorities in 2012.

While preparations are underway for the launch, Dotcom revealed some interesting features of the new venture, promising a secure file-sharing platform and free 50GB of cloud storage for every user.

Follow us

"#Mega will have very generous limits for free users. For example you get 50GB storage for free ;-)," Dotcom tweeted on Jan. 17.

Mega's 50GB of free cloud storage offer for its users is more than generous and significantly higher than what competitors have to offer. Dropbox offers just 2GB of free storage, Google Drive offers 5GB, and Microsoft's SkyDrive lowered its free offering to 7GB.

Giving an edge over other cloud storage services, Mega utilizes 2048-bit RSA encryption to secure data and support download resuming, along with support for parallel batch uploading and downloading.

Kim Dotcom tweeted that he also wanted to give former premium members at the original Megaupload, a premium status on Mega. Unfortunately, the lawyers advised him that it is not possible at the moment.

In another tweet, Dotcom revealed that Mega is working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help Megaupload users get access to their files. To make the transfer, it will need court permission. If Dotcom gets legal approval, Megaupload users will get their files and premium status.  

The Internet tycoon will launch the new Web site at his Auckland mansion on Sunday, Jan. 20, which is the same venue and day when he was arrested exactly a year ago after being charged in the world's biggest online piracy case.

Dotcom's initial plans were to use the URL for the new service. However, the government of Gabon opposed the use of .ga domain and Dotcom had to change plans. Dotcom revealed that New Zealand will be the home of, which is registered through Melbourne-based domain registrar Instra.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

The HTC logo is seen with different devices from the brand HTC M10 Perfume Launching A Month Later After MWC 2016
Lava Unleashes New P7 Device Into The Indian Market
New Disney Phone Coming To Japan
Xiaomi Locks Redmi Note 3, Mi 4c And Mi Note Pro; Others To Follow Suit?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
ZTE's new lease program ZTE’s new Lease-to-own Program for Mobile Devices
LG’s G Pay to Take on Google, Samsung and Apple
Facebook: Taxes in the UK and a new Shopping tab
Samsung’s VR Headset to be Released at $99, Hulu Jumps Onboard with Apps Ready

Most Popular

© 2016 IBT Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.mobilenapps