Space Monkey: Dropbox meets BitTorrent for peer-to-peer cloud storage
You'd think this might be a security risk, but the company is adamant that it's kept things safe with strong encryption. It also results in cost savings, as the bandwidth usage is passed onto users and there's less need for huge server farms. How much? You'll be paying $10 a month when the service launches this summer — as company co-founder Alen Peacock puts it, "half what Dropbox costs with 10 times the storage." That's assuming you go for Dropbox's most expensive 100GB plan, of course, and we're not sure Space Monkey will be able to tempt away many of the free users, but those looking for high capacity cloud storage at a low price may well find this new player to be an intriguing proposition.