Kadoo® Inc. Announces Best Feature Contest

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Winner Receives iPad 2 for Best Product Enhancement Idea

The Kadoo cloud creates a private, social sharing network enabling consumers to stream personal videos directly to the people they want to see them.

Kadoo, Inc., a private video cloud with apps for the iPhone®, iPad®, Android®, Roku® digital player, and Web today announced a contest for best recommended feature. The Kadoo cloud creates a private, social sharing network enabling consumers to stream personal videos directly to the people they want to see them. To register, contestants can establish a free account, try the product, and submit their feature ideas no later than Friday, April 22. The contestant who emails the best feature request to support(at)kadoo(dot)com will win an iPad 2. A full set of rules is available on the company’s blog.

“Two years ago we saw that online privacy was going to be an issue,” notes Kurt Baumann, CEO of Kadoo. “People needed an alternative to big, public sharing forums that broadcast to the masses without an easy way to designate who could see what. So, we designed Kadoo with consumers’ right to privacy in mind.”

“What we predicted has actually come to pass. People have lost their jobs over photos posted to social media sites. Personal video significantly ups the stakes for employees, job candidates, and college applicants. Our service gives people control of their files across all cloud platforms including smartphones, tablets, TVs, and Web,” concludes Baumann.

With the explosive growth in smartphone sales, video cameras are in the hands of the masses and sharing openly in public forums has become a problem for many. Research shows that 71% of millienals increase their Facebook privacy settings—but don’t trust the social network to keep information private. Seventy percent of employers admit to rejecting applicants over information publicly available online, and a whopping 80% of college admission officers check students out on social media during the admissions process. What employers and admissions officers see impacts their decisions. Unlike very public sites, like YouTube and Facebook, Kadoo gives people an easy way to designate who can view their videos in the cloud.

Kadoo’s default setting for video uploads is “not indexable by search engines,” and videos shared strictly between subscribers within the Kadoo cloud remain private. People can also choose to use Kadoo to publish videos publicly to the Internet or to Facebook. Consumers can download Kadoo apps through the Android Market, Apple® App Store, and Roku Channel store. Kadoo will also be available in the Yahoo!® app store when it is released later this spring.

Kadoo’s private video cloud is built on Kadoo Backstage™, the company’s open source APIs, which ensure ease of use and compatibility across all devices and platforms. The Kadoo Backstage APIs are available for other developers who want to create apps and services that work across Kadoo’s video cloud.

About Kadoo:
Kadoo® is a private video cloud for consumers, grounded in the principles of information ownership, privacy, and control. Kadoo enables users to privately share or publicly publish videos (including HD) and other files to anywhere including smart phones, tablets, TV and social media sites such as Facebook. 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. Kadoo was founded in 2008.

About Kadoo Backstage:
Kadoo Backstage™ is a proven system with roughly 500 million file views a month (documents, photos, videos and audio files) and more than 2 million users in the Kadoo environment, a cloud-based Web system for consumers. Kadoo’s users register once and, with their permission, access and use all their files in the applications and Web services offered by Kadoo Backstage developers. Kadoo Backstage is grounded in the principles of ownership, privacy, and control. For more information, visit Kadoo Backstage and Kadoo.

Contact Information
Kadoo, Inc:
Donna Hemmert: dhemmert(at)kadoo(dot)com

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