Everyone knows Kim Dotcom doesn’t do anything small. The man behind the Megaupload empire is about to launch his next service dubbed simply Mega. But don’t expect a simple press event in a hotel conference room. On January 20, 2013, exactly one year after his over-the-top takedown, Dotcom is hosting the Mega launch event at his sprawling New Zealand estate — effectively giving the finger to the RIAA, MPAA, and the shady US Justice Department.
Dotcom has time and again promised to come back bigger and stronger even after the ridiculous show of brutal force by the special police of New Zealand and the US Department of Justice. I mean the man runs a web business for God’s sake! If you haven’t seen the brutal raid on the Dotcom mansion, you must have a look at it again.
It’s unclear if Mega will reach the sheer numbers of its predecessor, Megaupload, but a massive, extravagant launch event is the best way to give the service a pop right out of the gate. Before its sudden shutdown, Megaupload was one of the top sites on the Internet, with some reports stating it consumed 4 percent of all Internet traffic. Megaupload was mega popular.
Mega is set to launch next month on January 20th. Details are still light for the service and its launch event but Dotcom will likely drop more hints and teasers prior to the festivities.