Tech world excited at Dotcom visitor
The world's digital media has got excited over the latest visitor to Kim Dotcom's Auckland home - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Dotcom, who is wanted by the United States over alleged criminal copyright violations, money laundering and wire fraud, is on bail at his luxury Albany mansion ahead of extradition hearings.
Wozniak was in New Zealand last month but it was only realised he visited Dotcom when the large German tweeted it, along with a photo.
Dotcom said Wozniak was a "great guy & supporter" who was helping users of MegaUpload get their files back.
Tech website CNET, who along with others was reporting the Wozniak-Dotcom meeting, said previous endorsements had come from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.
Torrentfreak published the photo and commented that for a man who had his assets seized and his business shut down, Dotcom was doing alright for himself.
It said Dotcom was about to start MegaBox, a cloud-based music service he was working on before MegaUpload was shut down.
"In an unlikely twist, Dotcom's efforts have attracted the attention of Wozniak, who flew all the way to New Zealand to visit the MegaUpload founder," Torrentfreak reported.
"Dotcom, who was on house arrest at the time, told TorrentFreak that Wozniak was intent on helping MegaUpload users get their seized files back from the US Government."
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