Monday, January 23, 2012

Megaupload: A Story of Dotcom Boom and Bust

Reuters has a fascinating article out on Megaupload, the popular file-sharing site, and it's larger-than-life founder Kim Dotcom. Kim was holed out in his NZ mansion and had to be cut out of his safe room.

According to German magazine Der Spiegel, Schmitz once boasted he would become one of the richest men in the world. How was he so sure? "I'm smarter than Bill Gates," he said.

He called himself Kimble after the wrongly convicted doctor-on-the-run in the film "The Fugitive," became well known for his lavish lifestyle as much as his computer skills. He briefly became a fixture in Germany's nouveau riche party scene and made his own film, shot with a hand-held camera, Kimble Goes Monaco.

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