Kim Dotcom’s sequel file locker website, Mega, has announced the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Hall. Having worked at other big tech firms as President, CEO and CFO before, Mega higher ups are hailing him as just what the company needs.
MEGA CEO Vikram Kumar said, “MEGA received a large number of high quality applications for the advertised position. We are delighted that this resulted in identifying Stephen as the best candidate, offering both financial and broad general management skills. Stephen’s expertise and experience will be invaluable in rapidly building MEGA as a globally significant Internet services company.”
Mr Hall began working with Mega on 22nd April this year and is currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Commenting on his new appointment, he said: “It is terrific to be working with a high growth New Zealand company that is using modern technology to supply services to global users and is showing amazing growth in user numbers.”
In other Mega news, the site has now launched its development kit, which it hopes will lead to new apps being created and the implementation of new forms of backup, linking with mobile, email and social networking platforms to make it easier for everyone. In an interview with the NZHerald, Kumar said that they would maintain 100 per cent encryption, whatever the integration.
There’s also rumours that Mega could link up with TV manufacturers, to include site access in the next-generation of smart TVs.
KitGuru Says: Good to see Mega continuing its expansion, and that they’re maintaining the encryption standard that was laid down with the advent of the site. Here’s hoping it keeps US and NZ governments from seizing customer data like they did with Megaupload.