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2013-12-11 23:21:02

Filemail – a popular Norwegian file-sending platform – has decided to increase the free service limit from 2GB to 30GB in a mission to promote simpler web-based file sharing. Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The market of Web applications designed to help people transfer large files is very competitive. Up until now, most popular services such as SendSpace or Yousendit accepted files only up to 300MB for free. Just a handful, including DropSend, WeTransfer and the Norway-based...

LeaseWeb Deletes Megaupload Servers
2013-06-20 10:03:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What's a hosting provider to do with 630 inactive servers sitting in a cellar that no one has shown interest in for over a year? If you're Europe's LeaseWeb, you simply wipe them clean of any data and put them back into service. The issue with these particular 630 servers, however, is that they once hosted Kim Schmitz's Megaupload, a file storage site which was shut down last January following accusations that the files being stored...

movie pirates
2012-11-29 13:26:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The online piracy debate is not a new one. People have been swapping movies, music and software for many years. As technology progressed, connections became faster and files became easier to share and piracy became less of a problem and more of an epidemic. While record labels and film studios argue that piracy is actually taking money from their pockets, the pirates themselves often argue that music and movie execs should...

Kim Dotcom Is Back With MegaUpload Sequel
2012-11-02 08:02:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this week, Kim Schmitz, the man who calls himself Kim Dotcom, announced the domain for his new, supposedly 100% legal file sharing service “Mega.” Earlier this month, the Austrian-turned-Kiwi announced the resurrection of Megaupload, the file sharing service which peeved off the American FBI and Hollywood by allegedly allowing users to share copyrighted material with one another. With Mega, Mr. Dotcom and...

Megaupload Is Back As Mega
2012-10-19 09:13:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, you can´t keep an eccentric Austrian-turned-Kiwi millionaire down. Though he´s facing the full force of the FBI and entertainment industries for operating Megaupload, a file sharing service, Kim Schmitz (who later had his name changed to Kim Dotcom) is planning to get back into the business. Mr. Dotcom has obviously found a few spare minutes in between handling his legal affairs, heading in and out...

New Zealand Calls For FBI Evidence In Megaupload Case
2012-08-17 13:10:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A New Zealand court on Thursday ruled that US authorities must show evidential proof of any copyright breaches and internet piracy against Mr. Kim Dotcom, the founder-in-hiding of now defunct Megaupload.com, according to Reuters. The FBI has accused Mr. Dotcom of operating a site which allowed users to share copyrighted content, such as movies, music and software, without any authorization. Since 2005, Dotcom earned an...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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