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Kim Dotcom's new venture Mega is set to go live tomorrow. The cloud storage service will take on the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive and others by offering each user 50GB of free storage alongside three optional paid tiers at €9.99, €19.99 and €29.99 per month for 500GB, 2TB and 4TB respectively. The 500GB package comes with 1TB of bandwidth while the 2TB and 4TB are each allocated 4TB and 8TB.
That's a generous proposition in the world of cloud storage, but on the features front Dotcom admitted they've run out of time to implement everything they wanted before launch -- a list of promised features will have to do.
For now the service is accesible via web browser only. You'll see a Cloud Drive folder where you can drag and drop files, as well as an inbox and a contacts tab that wasn't working during an early peek offered to a handful of press outlets. That's pretty much it for now. The company hasn't revealed what the individual file size upload limit will be on Mega, and still isn't offering a definite answer on whether users of the now-shuttered Megaupload service will get their old files back -- that's up to the court overseeing the case.
Despite launching a simplified version of the service they were aiming for, the company still has ambitious plans for the future and offered a post-launch development roadmap highlighting upcoming enhancements for both developers and users. The list includes desktop and mobile clients for “all major platforms”, an SDK with a fully documented API, collaboration features like user-to-user messaging, encrypted file sharing, and what appears to be a Google Docs competitor with word processing, calendar and spreadsheet apps.
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