Redswoosh has launched a free service for webmasters with bandwidth problems: Files or pages can be linked (or "swooshed", as they would say) and then downloaded via P2P. Downloads are managed by a small client application that is at least for now only available for Windows. But Mac and Linux users don't need to worry - they are redirected to the original web hosted file.

Redswoosh has a long history: The company was founded by Travis Kalanick who also founded Scour.net - one of the first Napster competitors with video support. Redswoosh courted corporate clients for quite some time, but now wants to open up to bloggers, podcasters and advertisers, who's cash is supposed to support the free service.

I'll do a test of the system during the next few days - for now you can go and check it out yourself.

(via Techcrunch.com)

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