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  #747037 18-Jan-2013 17:42
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old3eyes: I see that Mediaworks have pulled all Mega's advertizing due to pressure from the usual suspects.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10859784


Allegedly.

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  #747039 18-Jan-2013 17:42
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sonyxperiageek:
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sonyxperiageek: What's your monthly cap?


120 GB...


And that's enough for you to get through in a month?


Yes. Usually with two - five extra blocks (10 - 20 GB).

And before you ask, no we don't host Geekzone from home. Look at the bottom of the pages for the Datacom logo (yes, believe me people do ask me if we host Geekzone from home).





 
 
 
 




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  #747049 18-Jan-2013 17:55
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freitasm:

And before you ask, no we don't host Geekzone from home. Look at the bottom of the pages for the Datacom logo (yes, believe me people do ask me if we host Geekzone from home).



Nope, wasn't gonna ask cause I did see the logo and I did ask when "sonyxperiageek" was younger! Laughing




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  #747104 18-Jan-2013 20:09
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If it is locally served that would be really good and some really interesting things might come out of that. On a personal level I would not put anything up which I needed guaranteed access to (for reasons others have stated very well) but it might be useful for sharing one or two things now and then.

If it will be funded by users required to sign up to a service that automagically replaces all web advertising with advertising contracted by Mega - I'm definitely not interested. I can see huge problems with that.

That is a lot of data and storage to pay for. If they have a sustainable and ethical way of funding it then it might last and it will be a really good thing. How will it be funded?



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  #747131 18-Jan-2013 20:57
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Funded by Investors, and probably I'm guessing most of it is funded out of Dotcom's pocket? It just said on the website "We have raised sufficient funds for the launch, but investors are......"




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  #747135 18-Jan-2013 21:02
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Bad choice of words on my part. I'll rephrase that. If they have a sustainable and ethical way of generating revenue then it might last and it will be a really good thing. How will it generate revenue?

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  #747141 18-Jan-2013 21:11
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If the rumours of an app that hijacks browsers and replace advertising from other sites with their own ads then there will be a lot of publishers pissed off with this kind of thing. Not even getting to the high security risk for anyone installing such apps in their computers.




 
 
 
 


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  #747146 18-Jan-2013 21:21
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sonyxperiageek: Funded by Investors, and probably I'm guessing most of it is funded out of Dotcom's pocket? It just said on the website "We have raised sufficient funds for the launch, but investors are......"


I thought most of his fortune had been seized, bar a weekly drip feed (of some ridiculous amount) to live off

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  #747170 18-Jan-2013 22:26
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Just announced:


As Mega prepares to launch their new cloud storage service on January 19, 2013, Instra Corporation – a global domain name registrar – is primed to provide expert product, billing and technical support services to mega.co.nz users in anticipation of dramatic new global demand for the Mega service.According to Instra CEO, Brian Clarkson, “The new Mega promises a revolution in online privacy with one-click encryption for every user, creating a secure online cloud data haven for Internet users across the globe.” During the launch phase, Instra will be assisting in day-to-day operations, providing all front-line technical support for any and all related products and services.

According to Tony Lentino, CEO of Mega, the new cloud storage service will bring immediate economic value to Australia and New Zealand in the form of new jobs as it grows the Mega venture.

Formed in 1997 Instra Corporation is a privately-owned company based in Melbourne, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. The company has expanded its initial domain name business from New Zealand and Australia into a worldwide domain registrar business.







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  #747188 18-Jan-2013 22:54
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Oh, well that was no surprise! Wink That company - Instra Corporation - powers Dotcom's main website - kim.com !

I wonder if they will announce hosting partners?




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  #747250 19-Jan-2013 08:47
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I visited the website this morning. The main text is WE PROMISE, WE DELIVER. BIGGER. BETTER. FASTER. STRONGER. SAFER. Below that is a button that says on January 19th this button will change the world.

The service does not launch until January 20th NZ timezone so it was a wasted visit for me. Not a great start. That will annoy a few Kiwis.

Some pricing details here: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/18/kim-dotcoms-mega-opens-site-to-early-users-reveals-roadmap-with-mobile-access-office-style-features-and-more/. Prices listed are Euro, NZ prices could be set anywhere.


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  #747345 19-Jan-2013 13:12
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To be fair, I've always known in the back of my head that the launch for NZ time-zone has been on Sunday the 20th.

However, considering the domain is .co.nz, it seems a little odd that the launch date that has been set isn't in a New Zealand time-zone date. Then again, you've got to kowtow to most Americans who most likely can't be bothered figuring out appropriate time-zone conversions. ;)



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  #747356 19-Jan-2013 13:59
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I agree about the U.S date and the .co.nz expectations. Having said that, javascript timezone conversion in the browser and or displaying the timezone for the launch would have worked perfectly well for everyone.

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  #747381 19-Jan-2013 15:29
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gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.



The host is NZ owned (saw that in some blurb recently)  and also some of the servers are in NZ. I'm lucky enough to be going to the launch party at Dotcom mansion tomorrow night, so I guess more details will be annouced then.




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  #747382 19-Jan-2013 15:30
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Or a police raid will happen getting everyone in the party to the station...




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