Get 50GB of Storage on Kim Dotcom’s Mega Cloud Service
Internet maven and MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom’s next cloud storage service, Mega, launches this weekend. Mr. Dotcom (his professional name) surprised and delighted Internet nerds when he announced via Twitter that Mega users that opt for free accounts will get 50GB of storage. Compared to what most competitors offer at the free level, this is up to ten times more.
Megaupload was shut down after legal troubles with the United States Department of Justice. With Mega, Dotcom appears to be taking an aggressive approach that’s still mindful of possible legal issues. On paper, it looks like it should be smooth sailing, but there are some Internet users that are wary of trusting Dotcom after getting shut out of their MegaUpload accounts. That said, there appear to be more supporters of what Dotcom is trying to do with Mega. Some have portrayed him as the Robin Hood of cloud storage. (Rumor has it that he has the hat and everything.)
Personally, I’m anxious to get a Mega account and don’t foresee any issues with the service. While I’m satisfied with my 10GB on Dropbox and surprisingly thrilled with my 25GB on SkyDrive, an additional 50GB of cloud storage couldn’t hurt. I love how quickly cloud storage is progressing and I’m grateful for people like Kim Dotcom that are aggressively pushing things forward. It’s awesome that I’m now at the point where my cloud backups have backups that have backups. Data redundancy rules.
How about you guys and gals? Are you excited for Mega? Will you be signing up for an account this weekend?