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Megaupload successor will launch in January

Mega will launch on first year anniversary of Megaupload raid
Fri Oct 26 2012, 16:05
Kim Dotcom Megaupload

ENTREPRENEUR Kim Dotcom will launch the follow up to the Megaupload digital locker website on the one year anniversary of his home being raided and it being shut down.

Megaupload was shut down and its domains seized on 19 January this year. Since that time Kim Dotcom, its founder and CEO has been fighting charges and planning his comeback, with Mega.

Today, possibly in reacting to concerns that he would relaunch Megaupload, he revealed the launch date for Mega.

"ANNOUNCEMENT: The new Mega will launch exactly 1 year after the raid with a #MansionPressConference & #DoomsdayLaunchButton," he tweeted.

There have been some details about Mega released already, and Dotcom promises that it will be like Megaupload except with more privacy protection for users. According to a tweet from Dotcom, his experience in the area has led him to design a better service.

"The new #Mega is like poetry of logic," he wrote, "7 years of experience tailoring the ultimate file hosting solution. I can't wait ;-)"

Dotcom might think he has something to celebrate on 19 January. The search warrant used in the initial raid has already been ruled unlawful and the force used excessive.

If he is allowed to launch Mega then a party is probably in order. The US Department of Justice has reminded his legal team that Dotcom promised in court that he would not operate or fund the Megaupload business. µ


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