Internet boss joins Dotcom's Mega

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER
Last updated 09:41 08/02/2013
Vikram Kumar
MEGA MOVE: Former InternetNZ boss Vikram Kumar is the new CEO of Kim Dotcom's Mega.

Relevant offers

Industries

Have businesses pocketed money meant for employees out of work from quake? Rescue after scaffolding collapse at old Panmure Bridge, Auckland Fairfax Media shares placed in trading halt with news expected about Domain Christchurch population steadies after leakage to districts Inside the magnificent McLaren Technology Centre New loyalty schemes and a wet 2016 boost Mercury Public fearful of too few people controlling the news media Dark Skies tourism project investigated in Southland Kiwibank suffers growing pains as it splits from restructured NZ Post Bill English slams NZ Super Fund for chief executive's 36 per cent pay increase

Former InternetNZ chief executive Vikram Kumar has joined Kim Dotcom's Mega as its chief executive in a surprise move.

Kumar resigned from InternetNZ, which manages New Zealand's internet space, last month and the appointment is likely to lend a further air of legitimacy to Dotcom's new file locker service.

Kumar had been sympathetic to Dotcom during his tenure at InternetNZ, refusing to criticise a controversial plan by Dotcom to launch a new music service, Megabox, that would let internet users replace a proportion of adverts served up by third party websites with advertisements dished up by Mega.

Mega said in a statement that 2.5 million people had registered to use Mega since the mostly-free service was launched on January 20.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content