Kim Dotcom’s infamously shutdown service Megaupload which relaunched as MEGA earlier this year attracted a lot of media attention. It was looking like Dotcom’s much-loved site was coming back ten-fold, but has MEGA actually failed?
Fast forward almost a year later and has the service actually made an impact? Kim has just announced he’s stepping down as CEO of MEGA to focus on his music venture instead run under himself not the MEGA brand. While he will stay as a stakeholder/shareholder, it looks like he’s exited from the site he was once really passionate about.
Why would Kim leave the very company he fought and lost so much for only to move onto something else? It’s simple. MEGA has failed, it was an experiment. He rustled some feathers, but ultimately people don’t trust Dotcom nor his service to actually use it.
Music piracy blogs generally contribute a lot of traffic to sites like MEGA and Megaupload used to be the music piracy blog link of choice, nowadays it’s Zippyshare or Mediafire.
I think it’s safe to say Kim is moving on to hopefully bigger and better things. His Megabox music platform which apparently has 22 developers working on it, will be launching in the coming months. The online music space is competitive and hard to crack, but I’m sure he’ll try.