{ad_above_content}

RAPIDSHARE TO CLOSE FOLLOWING LONG DECLINE

Rapidshare which was once a popular file-sharing site in the world is set to shut down this March.
The decision to close Rapidshare comes after it sacked three-quarters of its staff back in 2013. The site is also said to have entered into a period of serious decline that has seen users abandoning the site in numbers forcing it to close down as business is no longer viable.
The site is known to have adopted several anti-piracy measures as a result of the criticism that it was receiving over copyright infringement issues. The site later stopped offering its free services.
The site which was once ranked in the top three among file-sharing sites together with Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com issued out warnings to its users about the coming shutdown, informing them that all accounts will be deleted by 31st March 2015.
It is estimated that more than 21 billion views were generated between Rapidshare , Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com
"It's clear that Rapidshare lost the vast majority of its users in recent years after it implemented a series of anti-piracy measures. This visitor exodus has led to a sharp decline in revenues," said the editor of the file-sharing news site TorrentFreak, Ernesto van der Sar.
"The announced shutdown suggests that it was no longer viable for Rapidshare to offer its services in the present form."
Rapidshare’s downfall can be traced to 2012 where the site underwent a series of measures so as to tackle online piracy. In November 2012 the site introduced a limit to which users using the site can share and in 2013, just two years after the new measures the site removed is free services and fired three-quarter of its staff in May 2013.

 

{ad_below_content}

Hot Reads

Earthquakes rock Japan and Ecuador

Two massive earthquakes occurred in April, with massive damage and casualties in their wake. In Japan’s Kyushu region, a 7.0 earthquake left at least 32 people dead (another 6.2 earthquake hit two days prior). In Argentina, an even larger 7.8 earthquake left 272 confirmed dead, with the toll…

Hope Hicks admits to lying

300 Reindeer Killed in Lightning Strikes

Terrorist Attacks in Turkey and Travel Advisories

Karen Perezas body found by Texas EquuSearch

News Flash

Hottest News

Modern slavery in the heart of Europe

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour. You can find his portrait among the pictures…

What was the Tet Offensive?

The Tet offensive was a well-coordinated attack against some targets in South Vietnam by North Vietnam led by communist Viet Cong Forces. This attack which saw the U.S. and South Vietnam militaries suffer severe casualties was orchestrated in 1968 during the lunar New Year which is also known as…

Trump’s Grandparents Came to America

The current U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing some aggressive immigrant regulations that will deter people from coming into the U.S. illegally. From building a wall to proposing a bill that would favor to English speaking immigrants when moving to the United States, the president, and his…

Lynne Viola's book about The Great Terror of the 1930s

"Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial, Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine" is the title of the Lynne Viola book that narrates the terrors of the 1930s in the Soviet Union. What is The Great Terror? The Great Terror is a time in Soviet history that lasted for 16 months during 1937…

Who was Rosie the Riveter?

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon. She represented the women working in factories and shipyards at the time, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. Due to many of the working men being shipped off to fight in the war, women were encouraged to replace them.…

The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions

In the US, the flu season starts late in the fall and lasts until spring. Up to 200,000 are hospitalized during this period, and over the past 30 years, about 49,000 people have died from the flu. However, these numbers are small compared to the deaths that were witnessed during the 1918 influenza…

Ann Sullivan Lived For Years in a Poor House

Ann Sullivan was born in Feeding Hills in Massachusetts in April of 1866, the oldest child of Alice and Thomas Sullivan. Anne Sullivan contracted trachoma, a bacterial infection of the eye. The disease causes recurring and painful infections that leaves the eyes looking red and swollen. When she was…

Worldwide News

Theresa May Set To Be Next Prime Minister of Britain

Three Syrians arrested in Germany accused of planning attacks

Brazil's President may be impeached

Man attacks Iditarod teams with snowmobile

Just Published

What was the Tet Offensive?

The Tet offensive was a well-coordinated attack against some targets in South Vietnam by North Vietnam led by communist Viet Cong Forces. This attack which saw the U.S. and South Vietnam militaries suffer severe casualties was orchestrated in 1968 during the lunar New Year which is also known as…

Trump’s Grandparents Came to America

The current U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing some aggressive immigrant regulations that will deter people from coming into the U.S. illegally. From building a wall to proposing a bill that would favor to English speaking immigrants when moving to the United States, the president, and his…

Lynne Viola's book about The Great Terror of the 1930s

"Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial, Scenes from the Great Terror in Soviet Ukraine" is the title of the Lynne Viola book that narrates the terrors of the 1930s in the Soviet Union. What is The Great Terror? The Great Terror is a time in Soviet history that lasted for 16 months during 1937…

Most Favorites

Canadian funded hospital destroyed in Syria

A Canadian-funded hospital in Syria has been destroyed during an air strike that was, according to an aid agency, deliberate and has forced other hospitals to close. This hospital was in Aleppo, a city divided by Syrian President Bashar Assad government forces and Syrian rebels. The center is one…

N. Korean submarine considered sunk

A North Korean submarine disappeared and is presumed to have sunk. The submarine was reportedly operating and patrolling the North Korean coast for several days before it went missing. An unknown news source from the U.S government stated that the submarine sunk and is not missing. North Korea has…

Boko Haram attack village in Nigeria, Feb. 1, 2016

"We had just finished evening prayers when the gunmen came to our village and indiscriminately opened fire and set fire to homes," were the words of resident Kulo Sheriff. The extremist group, Boko Haram viciously attacked Dalori village in the north of the country with gunfire and…

Advertisement

Most Viewed

Three people killed in crossbow attack in Toronto

Violent crime has always been an issue, and many dangerous outbursts have hit the media in recent years. With especially gun violence issues making headlines all around North America, what might not have expected a violent headline stemming from a crossbow attack. In Toronto, Canada, this nightmare…

Which golf women are attending the Rio Olympics and who is staying away?

The Rio Olympics opening ceremonies of the grand competition began today. For all the controversy, this event has drawn people from around the world and not just for the games. Pollution became a major concern and many feel it has not been properly handled both in terms of air, as well as water. For…

Child Taken by Alligator at Disney World, Orlando

Every child wants to see Walt Disney World. The young ones are exposed to Disney characters and this is the place where they get to feel what it's like to be in a fantasy world. As parents, being able to take the children in this beautiful venue brings about a delightful feeling. Just the sight…

Australian W. Rodwell survives 472 days in captivity

An Australian man was abducted and imprisoned by Muslim militants in the Southern Philippines for 472 days and has shed more light on his experience. He is telling his story of his brushes with death and also the methods he used to stop himself from going insane and giving up hope of rescue. Warren…

Three Syrians arrested in Germany accused of planning attacks

Brazil's President may be impeached

Man attacks Iditarod teams with snowmobile

Researchers in Russia unearth a Wooly Mammoth

Obama’s view of global warming is opposed by Congress