Kim Dotcom’s MEGA has launched and offers 50GB of free storage for all users. The fact that they are offering so much free space will automatically attract people that are already using popular cloud storage services like DropBox.
Dotcom made sure to launch MEGA yesterday which was one year after the raid on his mansion in New Zealand which resulted in MegaUpload being shutdown. Kim Dotcom is still dealing with the MegaUpload lawsuit but so far it is looking as though he will win the lawsuit, after multiple issues with the case against him have been uncovered.
It was early afternoon (in America) that MEGA launched on Saturday and it took only a few minutes before the site was inaccessible or at least very slow for many hours. After about five hours of having issues, MEGA was finally available for access to most people.
Early Sunday morning Dotcom also held a press conference at his mansion, which he live-streamed via USTREAM for everyone to see. Within that press conference he said that early user statistics show that MEGA has hundreds of thousands of registered users.
It will be interesting to see where MEGA progresses to over the next few months, especially since Dotcom will be launched other services to accompany the main MEGA file storage website.