Thursday, June 21, 2012

This is Kim Dotcom’s new Megabox 


MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom may have had most of his assets seized as part of his indictment for criminal copyright infringement in January, but that apparently hasn’t stopped him from working on his next venture. Dotcom gave a first peak at Megabox, which is supposed to become a kind of cloud music service, on Twitter Wednesday, sharing a photo of what looks like a mobile app. Check out the photo below:


He teased the new service with the following words:

“The major Record Labels thought Megabox is dead. Artists rejoice. It is coming and it will unchain you.”

The photo seems to show a website that advertises an Android app, which in turn promises “unlimited space for all your music.” The app seems to offer a music player, search, a shop and some kind of social component, and states that unlimited music uploads will be free.
Dotcom’s team was working on Megabox before the shut-down of MegaUpload, but details of the new service remained scarce. Dotcom has said that it will allow artists to sell their music directly to consumers while also earning money from free downloads. This was supposedly being facilitated through MegaKey, an adware service that swapped ads on third-party websites for MegaUpload’s own display advertising. It’s unclear whether this ad swapping scheme will still be part of the upcoming Megabox service.


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