So... in the middle of the night, there wasa partial outage affecting a few customers. This is a 'catastrophic failure' how exactly? For my part, I was at work (in Auckland) by 7:30 that morning, opening VPNs to Australia and the USA, and noticed absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.
Curran and Dotcom are both publicity whores - they'd swear to deliver the first Kiwi on Mercury if they thought it would win them a few headlines. Dotcom, in particular, has not promised he'll invest any money that he's actually got - instead, he's offering the millions that he's going to make by suing Hollywood for ruining Megaupload. I, for one, am not holding my breath for that.