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Briefly: Mega leave beta; Samsung Note 10.1; Revera expands
Posted on 8-Nov-2013 08:08 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.

Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand-based Mega cloud storage service is now officially out of beta. The service has also added a list of new features including faster loading and improved local caching. There are also changes to the user interface. Otherwise the underlying service is much as before. 

Since it was launched nine months ago, Mega has developed and released an Android app. The iOS app is said to be ready but still hasn’t made it through Apple’s iTunes app store approval process.

  • It takes chutzpah to flog an Android tablet for $100 more than an iPad Air. Samsung is testing the water with the latest version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 hitting the streets today with a list price of $850 for the Wi-Fi model and $1050 for the LTE version.
  • A $15 million expansion is on the way for Revera’s Homeland Data Centre in Upper Hutt. The money will fund an extra 2500 square metres of data centre capacity, effectively doubling the footprint of the tier 3 data centre. Completion is pencilled in for October 2014.
  • More RBI towers from Vodafone. The company’s site at Hira, near Nelson, serves more than 190 households in the area while the existing site at Atawhai is scheduled for an upgrade. Meanwhile more than 1000 households will get coverage from the new site at Karikari.
  • Cab booking apps are popular overseas but, until now, we haven’t heard so much about them in New Zealand. Zoomy is the latest service for booking taxis in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this week. It’s a free service and there are Android and iOS versions. The only downside is the biggest taxi firms are not yet part of the service.
  • Former Pacific Fibre CEO Mark Rushworth is the new CEO for payments provider Paymark. He will start in the role early next month. Rushworth was one of the founders at Pacific Fibre and also spent time as head of marketing at Vodafone and CEO of iHug.
  • Microsoft has been quietly adding features to Office 365 since its launch six months ago. The company says the Home Premium edition has sold two million subscriptions making it the fasted growing business in the company’s history. The latest update adds real-time co-authoring to the Office Web Apps, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
[digitl 2013]

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