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MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
06 Sep 18
New data center pushes Hong Kong’s plan to become APAC tech hub
The opening of Mega Plus was celebrated by around 100 guests and business partners in an event the company dubbed the “MEGA Plus Xperience” ceremony.
19 Oct 17
Good news for hyperscale data center market, report finds
Business growth in this industry is founded on technology that is intelligent, as opposed to manual labour.
05 Apr 17
Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotcom
"I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy."
12 Jul 16
Kim Dotcom's Mega deal falls through
"The share sale deed entered into between TRS and the Mega shareholders will terminate, and the proposed acquisition of Mega will not proceed."
06 May 15
PayPal stops processing Mega payments; NZX listing still on
PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing.
02 Mar 15
Further delays for Mega listing
The proposed backdoor listing for Mega has been pushed out further with a new deadline of late November for documentation to be finalised 'in conjunction with the regulators'.
01 Oct 14
Select Mega shareholdings subject to a Restraining Order...
"The Police have commented that their action does not affect any innocent third parties (such as Mega) who have had business dealings with Mr Yan."
25 Aug 14
New Mega CEO makes double tech hire
Mega CEO Graham Gaylard has today announced two senior technology appointments to join the Mega team.
07 Aug 14
Life after Dotcom as Mega makes local CEO move...
"Our business model is based on providing free storage of up to 50 GB, with a premium service for greater storage on a monthly, recurring revenue basis."
05 Aug 14
Has Dotcom made a Mega cock-up in bashing Xero?
Kim Dotcom’s sudden silence in his war of words with Xero CEO Rod Drury has not gone unnoticed in some circles, with many speculating shareholder pressure to have severely bitten his tongue.
30 Jul 14
Dotcom aims for $210m backdoor NZX Mega listing
Investment company TRS Investments has entered into a conditional agreement with the stakeholders of Mega to acquire 100% of the shares on issue in Mega, which will be funded by the issue of TRS shares.
25 Mar 14
Apple approves Dotcom’s Internet Party app
Cupertino signs off Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party app for iOS, allowing Kiwis to sign up for the political party.
25 Mar 14
Dotcom denied US evidence access
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been denied in his request to access US government evidence against him, as announced by the Supreme Court in Wellington today.
21 Mar 14
Appeal Court rules Dotcom search warrants valid
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of government submissions that search warrants executed during the high-profile arrest of Mega founder Kim Dotcom in January 2012 were valid, though it agreed that the police shouldn't have let cloned information leave the country.
19 Feb 14
Dotcom vows to repay $500k creditor debt
"My position has always been those creditors should be paid. When Mega is listed my family, which owns the shares, [will] settle those obligations."
19 Feb 14
Dotcom's Internet Party beckons for resigning Mega CEO...
"What I’m clear about is that I’m not going to put my hand up to be a candidate for the party. This is a career hiatus rather than a career shift."
24 Jan 14
Come on Dotcom let the good times roll…
"My motto is if they seize all your assets and destroy your billion-dollar company, just build a new billion-dollar company, and that's what I'm doing."
21 Jan 14
"The raid took place NOW, exactly 2 years ago…"
Helicopters, assault rifles, anti-terrorism units, attack dogs and 72 cops terrorising a zero-threat family.
20 Jan 14
Dotcom dives into politics with the Internet Party
"My new political party won't be named Mega Party. We are the Internet Party. Here's our logo for the first time."
15 Jan 14
Party launched as Dotcom “f****** tires” of political nonsense
"Get ready for low blows and smears against me and my political party. My attackers are worried. They should be. We will get more than 5%."
15 Jan 14
Mega launches iOS app
Kim Dotcom's cloud storage service Mega has released an iOS app, available free of charge from the App Store.
02 Dec 13
Crown claims "deficient" Dotcom search warrants not invalid
Search warrants executed in the 2012 arrest of Mega founder Kim Dotcom were deficient, but not so much as to be invalid and could still be understood by a reasonable person, according to the Crown.
29 Nov 13
Slingshot and Dotcom offer free MEGA accounts to customers
In partnership with internet mogul Kim Dotcom, Slingshot aims to provide New Zealand consumers with unprecedented value for online services, starting with Free MEGA accounts for all Slingshot customers.
02 Nov 13