1. Wuala :
Wuala was a file synchronization service, file storage service, file versioning service and backup storage service which was originally provided by Caleido Incorporation but was later owned by Seagate Technology. It was developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin. It was majorly developed using Java. It offered 5 GB free storage space. It was launched in 2008.
2. RapidShare :
RapidShare was a file hosting service, cloud storage service and online backup service which was provided by RapidShare AG. It had the ability to handle a large number of users at the same time. It was available in various languages like English, French, German and Spanish. It was developed by Christian Schmid. It was initially named ezShare. It was one of the earliest cloud storage services. It was launched in 2002.
Difference between Wuala and RapidShare :
|Originally owned by Caleido Incorporation but was later owned by Seagate Technology.||It was owned by RapidShare AG.|
|It was launched in 2008.||It was launched in 2002.|
|It was developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.||It was developed by Christian Schmid.|
|It offered 5 GB free storage space but later on it was made only paid-service.||It offered free storage space always.|
|It offered 2 TB maximum storage space for paid.||It offered limited maximum storage space for paid.|
|It was a file hosting, commercial file synchronization and cloud storage service.||It was a file hosting and online backup service.|
|Files could be downloaded multiple times.||Files could be downloaded only 10 times in free account.|
|Links did not expire after inactivity of some days.||While here, links expired after inactivity of 60 days.|
|It was suspended in 2015.||This service was also suspended in 2015.|
|It provided ability to trade local disk storage space against cloud storage.||It did not provide ability to trade local disk storage space.|
|Initially it had referral system but later on referral service was suspended.||It did not provide additional free storage space for referral.|