January 23rd, 2015
Controversial entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, the guy behind the now-shuttered MegaUpload, is at it again. He’s got a new product, MegaChat, and a new boast: he claims MegaChat, an end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat service his company launched in beta yesterday, is a “Skype killer."
It’s unlikely Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will see it that way — and frankly we don’t either. But MegaChat is targeted at people who are wary of Skype’s security, so it may have a future.
Dotcom claims MegaChat offer users completely private video and voice calling with text and video conferencing slated to follow. And it proves something else, Dotcom tweeted:
If anything #Mega is evidence that its creators are not a bunch of criminals but innovators who provide cutting-edge & popular technologies.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 23, 2015