Wuala is a new company with a compelling story for Web users: If you want to share files -- music, videos, anything -- with your friends and family, it will let you do it for free, with no file size or bandwidth limits.
The catch: You get 1 GB of storage for free. Beyond that, you get access to free storage in proportion to the amount of storage from your own hard drives that you share with the Wuala community.
Wuala uses a "mesh" of hard drives from all its users. Everything you share gets sliced into 500 or so pieces and the distributed in tiny bits, and redundancy, to thousands of other users. When you, or someone you're sharing the file with, wants to load or play a file, it's pulled in from users, BitTorrent-like.
Wuala, File Sharing, Online Sharing, Online Storage