Cloud storage service Mega announced over the weekend that it has added a Firefox extension to improve download speeds and remove file size limits.
Mega is the cloud storage and file sharing site launched by Kim Dotcom at the end of January. Unlike Megaupload, Mega has promised to be more secure through an encryption mechanism, and offers more opportunities for payment and hosting integrators through two separate partner programs, expected to be available within the next few weeks.
The Firefox plugin will also allow Mega users to batch download an unlimited number of files, and has been preliminary reviewed by Mozilla. It runs in the background and is “secure and invisible” so it isn’t a clunky extension that takes up space on the browser bar.
“Firefox is now #MEGA. Install our extension and enjoy blazing transfer speeds. On your next visit you will get an option to install it,” Kim Dotcom tweeted on Saturday.
According to the dialog box that pops up in Firefox, if users prefer to use Mega without extension, it is strongly recommended that they use Chrome.
Mega offers 50GB of free cloud storage, and to put it in perspective, Dropbox offers the same amount for $9 per month. Of course, 50GB is the minimum. Mega service provider partners offer premium packages, including Hosting.co.uk, who says its 4TB package is the most popular among business customers, and costs $400 annually.
According to a tweet by Dotcom on Monday, the top five Mega traffic countries in this week are Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico and Switzerland.
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