Kim Dotcom’s MegaChat poses threat to Microsoft’s Skype


Story by Kate Brady

The German-born Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has revealed that he plans to launch his own chat service. He said the MegaChat communication service would threaten to wipe out Microsoft’s Skype software.

Kim Dotcom, who made his name internationally after founding the file-sharing site Megaupload, made the announcement via his Twitter account, confirming that his new venture, Mega would soon release “a fully encrypted and browser based video call and chat service including high-speed file transfers.”

“Bye bye Skype,” he added, referring to Microsoft’s video chat service, which currently has an estimated 300 million users.

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