Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is a household name in New Zealand these days. He’s everywhere.
He’s wanted on copyright charges in the US and up for an extradition hearing. Last week he set up a new political party to challenge this year’s general election. He’s set up new companies to provide web services. The latest is ‘Baboom’, a music streaming service. On which it’s possible to listen to Dotcom’s new album.
He’s been compared to a Bond villain by the media. Repeatedly. Dotcom says that’s not him, though he likes the gizmos. I can identify with that. Bond gizmos are cool.
I have no intention of joining Baboom – I saw it on the back of a bus on Friday. See what I mean about Dotcom being everywhere? His Mega site, meanwhile, is serviced by a company operating in the Public Trust building, in Napier.
I have no idea where Dotcom’s music career, political career, extradition hearing and the rest will go. But time will tell, no doubt.
Copyright © Matthew Wright 2014
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