Memeo Inc. recently launched Memeo Send, an application for transferring large files.
There are so many services that help you transfer files, including Yousendit.com,
Sendthisfile.com, Sharefile.com. All of these services help you take a
large file, that usually can’t go via email and transfer it to someone
else. The recipient of your email transfer clicks on a link to download
I asked Hong Bui, CEO of Memeo, some questions about his service and about file transfer services overall.
What makes Memeo Send different?:
We like to think of Memeo Send as the UPS or FedEx of your digital life. Here are some differentiators:
- We have ala carte pricing, no subscription is required
- There are no file size limitations
- We think it’s just plain easier to use than others
LifeAgent? Technology allows the receiver to begin downloading while
the sender is still uploading – making the experience better and faster.
- It’s convenient as the receiver can download via Web browser or desktop application
features and download confirmation notifications are standard for this
product where many others require higher level “memberships” for these
- If your upload or download is interrupted
with an Internet outage (of you have to leave) the program will
continue where it left off when you restart – you don’t need to start
over with Memeo Send.
Memeo has a substantial history of “simplifying your digital life” and
has downloaded over 22 million licenses for its various products over
the years. We understand the user’s needs and have thoughtfully created
an easy to use, inexpensive, reliable, robust offering in Memeo Send.
Lastly, Memeo has top notch technology talent, from Apple, Amazon,
Seagate and other companies. We have some of the best minds in
technology developing our products
When choosing a file transfer service what are some things one should consider?
There really isn’t a universal set of criteria. On a very basic
level, of course, the file needs to get to the right people quickly and
securely. Outside of that, there are so many different needs for both
consumers and business customers: Simplicity of the application,
convenience of the download (either a desktop application, online or
both), simple and reliable auditing and tracking, and a fair price. We
think people like that – they won’t have to lock into monthly pricing
plans with Memeo Send.
Privacy concerns – are they something one should be worried about when using an online file storage system?
Nothing is perfect and online storage is no exception. You have
probably read recent horror stories about online storage companies
going out of business overnight and taking all of their customer’s data
with them. Fortunately, we have been in this business for a long time.
We always recommend that people backup both locally and online. It’s
just a smarter way to secure data. Products like Memeo Backup do just
that. Our customers love it.
Is the service free or is it $.99 per 2GB?
It’s free for the first three trials. After that, it’s 99 cents per
2GB file (this includes sending to up to 5 people). We believe our
application offers a great service and a great value!
Memeo is using Amazon.com’s servers to host data – correct? Why are many companies doing this?