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Kim Dotcom’s Mega returns with New Zealand domain

Kim Dotcom’s Mega returns with New Zealand domain

Kim Dotcom has experienced a few ups and downs in the past couple of weeks. First he announced that he would be launching the successor to Megaupload, simply called "Mega." Before the new site could launch, however, when Gabon's government decided that it didn't want Kim Dotcom to set up shop and suspended the Me.ga domain. That didn't stop Kim Dotcom from trying again though, this time coming up with a new domain for Mega that's based in New Zealand.

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Kim Dotcom’s Me.ga domain killed before new site could launch

Kim Dotcom’s Me.ga domain killed before new site could launch

Kim Dotcom is still fighting a legal battle in New Zealand against the United States over alleged copyright infringement and piracy. Dotcom's website MegaUpload remains closed and the fate of legitimate customer data stored on the company servers remains unclear. Dotcom had said that he would launch a new cloud-storage service in January using the domain Me.ga.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon we had a bunch of quarterly reports hit, and some were better than others. Google posted its quarterly report a little prematurely, a blunder that had a hand in driving down the price of the company's stock. Later on in the day, we heard from Microsoft, which managed to do pretty good in its first quarter. Sadly, AMD posted its results for quarter 3 just a little while ago, and things aren't looking too good for the company - in fact, it says that it will have to layoff around 15% of its workforce in an attempt to save some money.

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Dotcom may have been spied on weeks before New Zealand authorities admit

Dotcom may have been spied on weeks before New Zealand authorities admit

The case against Kim Dotcom and his website Megaupload continues to confuse and astound many people who are following the trial. The New Zealand Herald claims to have obtained details showing that telecom engineers working for a technology services company called Gen-I have found evidence that Dotcom's Internet connection at his mansion in New Zealand was being monitored weeks before the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau admits to.

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Inquiry into spying on Kim Dotcom ordered by NZ Prime Minister

Inquiry into spying on Kim Dotcom ordered by NZ Prime Minister

We talked a lot about the drama centering on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. The New Zealand Prime Minister has ordered an official inquiry into claims that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) unlawfully spied on Dotcom. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has called efforts to intercept communications sent by Dotcom illegal.

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Department of Justice, FBI seize three Android pirate sites

Department of Justice, FBI seize three Android pirate sites

The federal government has continued its crack down on piracy, with the Department of Justice announcing that three different sites which market pirated Android apps have been shut down. The websites in question - applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com - are now all under the government's control, and all three display the same copyright notice that has graced Megaupload for the better part of the year. The DoJ says that this is the first time any websites relating to pirated mobile apps have been shut down.

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Kim Dotcom promises the launch of Megabox music service this year

Kim Dotcom promises the launch of Megabox music service this year

You might think with the massive legal battle that Kim Dotcom is in the middle of over alleged copyright infringement that the man might be holding off on any new projects. Dotcom, founder of Megaupload.com, has offered up new details on his new "disruptive" music project set to launch before the end of this year. The hint came in the form of tweet from Kim Dotcom.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 9th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 9th, 2012

This morning it's time for the leaks to come rolling in, starting with the Sony Xperia Tablet - all thin and new looking. Two "pre-human" species have been found in another awesome day in science that'll be bringing new understanding to us on the whole "where did we come from" question. There's still a bunch of Agent Orange over in Vietnam from the conflict they (and we) had about 40 years ago - now we're going to help get rid of it with super-heat.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

We're back to Monday folks, but thankfully this particular Monday provided us with a lot of interesting news. Of course, Apple and Samsung's court battle is still raging on, with Samsung today claiming that Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence. Apple detailed the icons it accuses Samsung of ripping off, while Samsung made a case for the uniqueness of its handsets up on the stand. Samsung was looking pretty decent there for a while, until an expert Apple witness took the stand to say that the iPhone and the original Galaxy S were "substantially the same." Ouch.

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