File hosting service RapidShare shutting down this March
Swiss file hosting service RapidShare is downing its shutters on March 31 after about 12 years of operation.
It appears that the company’s attempt to stay relevant as a cloud storage service in recent years was unsuccessful. Many players including Dropbox, Google and Microsoft offered online storage for personal use at significantly lower prices.
So they announced the following :
“Dear RapidShare Customers
Kindly note that RapidShare will stop the active service on March 31st, 2015. Extensions of STANDARD PLUS and PREMIUM will be possible until February 28th, 2015.
We strongly recommend all customers to secure their data. After March 31st, 2015 all accounts will no longer be accessible and will be deleted automatically.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org