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Kim Dotcom's Mega to take on Dropbox with massive cloud storage

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Kim Dotcom's new venture Mega isn't scheduled to launch publicly until tomorrow, but some press outlets including TechCrunch are getting an early peek at the cloud service right now. In addition to the complimentary 50GB that all users can expect to receive, Mega will also be offering paid tiers for those that demand more capacity — to be used for totally legal purposes, of course. The incremental "Pro" options offer 500GB, 2TB, and 4TB of cloud for €9.99, €19.99 and €29.99, respectively. Jumping up to the Pro packages also means you'll be able to share your files with more people; the 500GB package comes with 1TB of bandwidth while the 2TB and 4TB are each allocated 4TB and 8TB.

And there's more on the way. Unsurprisingly, Mega isn't hiding its intent to take on Dropbox. Filesystem mount Integration is coming "shortly" for Windows, allowing your Mega cloud to appear alongside any other physical storage disks in your computer. Similar solutions for OS X and Linux are also en route, but the company is being less specific about when users can expect to see those. Mega also promises forthcoming mobile access and up-to-date syncing between all platforms. Further, the company is determined to make Mega more than a simple cloud locker by (eventually) offering a variety of collaboration tools and built-in word processing / spreadsheet apps. When it launches tomorrow, Mega may be little more than a fresh coat of paint on its former incarnation, but Kim Dotcom clearly has lofty ambitions for the service.

The Verge
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