Kadoo™, Inc. Surpasses 2 Million Registered Users; Rapid Growth Proves Consumers Actually Do Care About Their Privacy

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Kadoo Today Announced its Open Source MetaCloud has More than 2 Million Registered Users. The Kadoo Ecosystem Enables Consumers To Upload Their Files Once and Use Them across Mobile and Web Apps, Sites, and Services without Having to Sacrifice Their Right to File Ownership or Privacy. More than 20 Billion Files Have Been Shared on the Kadoo Platform.

The Kadoo ecosystem is the first of its kind because we give consumers open access to their files across mobile and web apps, sites and services--without sacrificing their right to privacy.

Kadoo, Inc., a leading innovator of cloud-based technologies, today announced the company has more than 2 million registered users in the Kadoo ecosystem. Established on the principles of consumers right to privacy and to own and control how their data is used in the cloud, Kadoo offers private social sharing by enabling subscribers to store and share their files privately with friends and family or publish files publicly to the Internet. To date, the company has served up more than 20 billion files in all formats to include photos, audio, video, and PDFs.

“We’re thrilled that our vision of an open cloud where consumers retain full control of their files and information is coming true,” exclaims Kurt Baumann, CEO. “We’ve more than doubled our user base in the past year to reach the 2 million mark. To think that collectively our users have shared more than 20 billion files validates that consumers care about their privacy!”

“Using files in the cloud should be easy,” continues Baumann. “Yet, most companies put consumers at a disadvantage by trying to keep the user within their virtual walls. The Kadoo ecosystem is the first of its kind because we give consumers open access to their files across mobile and web apps, sites, and services—without sacrificing their right to privacy. Perhaps more importantly, we never claim the right to use consumers’ files or information for our own purposes.”

All services within the Kadoo ecosystem are built on Kadoo Backstage’s™ open source APIs and backend, which the company made available for 3rd party developers earlier this summer. Kadoo Backstage consists of a File Cloud, a User Cloud, and a Billing Cloud so developers can focus on developing mobile and web apps and services without having to invest in or manage their own backend.

Kadoo’s open platform and ecosystem delivers on the promise of the MetaCloud. Consumers can upload their files once and use them everywhere within the Kadoo ecosystem. To retain their privacy, Kadoo will require that users give permission before 3rd party apps, sites, and services can access their files and information.

Developers interested in downloading the APIs can register through the company’s website at http://backstage.kadoo.com.

About Kadoo: Kadoo™ is a cloud-based, file sharing service for consumers grounded in the principles of information ownership, privacy, and control. Kadoo enables users to own and privately manage all their files, information, applications, friends, and the relationships between them through the Kadoo Cloudtop™. Kadoo’s users register and upload their files once, and, with their permission, access and use their files in the applications, web, and mobile services offered by Kadoo Backstage™ developers. The Kadoo environment is a proven system with roughly 160 million file views a month (documents, photos, videos and audio files) and over 2 million users. Kadoo was founded in 2008.

Kadoo Backstage™ is a cloud-based, open development community where developers create applications, web, and mobile services without the expense of buying and managing infrastructure. The Kadoo Backstage APIs include a File Cloud, a User Cloud, and a Billing Cloud that work seamlessly with all applications, web, and mobile services regardless of device or platform. Developers can bring their applications, web, or mobile services to market without having to host their files, create a billing solution, or database for user information. For more information, visit "http://www.kadoo.com/" and "http://backstage.kadoo.com/.

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