Kadoo Engages Mediafly to Bring Private Video Sharing to TV, Smartphones, and Tablets
Video sharing for those who don’t want the entire world to see, delivered across multiple screens.
Reston, VA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 ““
Kadoo, Inc., a leading innovator of consumer cloud-based technologies, today announced that it has engaged Mediafly, Inc., a leading Internet multimedia delivery platform, to bring private video sharing to the TV and the most popular smartphones and tablets including the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. With this service, families, friends, and associates will be able to use Kadoo’s cloud to share HD videos across platforms without having to worry about device compatibility or concerns for privacy. With so many smartphones and tablets having HD video capabilities, Kadoo will enable consumers to immediately share their lives around the clock to the devices their family and friends prefer.
While services like YouTube and Facebook will continue to be wildly popular, some people highly value their privacy and prefer to share videos only with trusted family, friends, and associates. Especially given recent news headlines regarding privacy breaches, this is where Kadoo excels. Kadoo’s service is founded on respect for user privacy and enables users to retain ownership and privately manage all of their files, information, applications, friends, and the relationships between them in the cloud.
“You deserve to share your videos in privacy with only the people who are important to you, on devices like TVs and handhelds that are convenient for all,” says Kurt Baumann, CEO of Kadoo. “Mediafly’s deep expertise with video delivery to multiple consumer devices made it a natural fit for Kadoo because they span all platforms. Mediafly’s capabilities not only make it easy for us enable delivery of personal HD videos to the TV and smartphones, but it will also extend Kadoo’s multi-device strategy to eliminate fragmentation across multiple devices and platforms.”
Mediafly will use Kadoo BackstageÃ¢“¢, Kadoo’s open source APIs to develop apps for Yahoo! Connected TV, set-top devices, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Consumers can upload their files once and share throughout the Kadoo cloud without restrictions placed on them by other services. The Kadoo Backstage APIs are available for other developers who want to create apps and services that work across the cloud.
Mediafly’s CEO, Carson Conant, says “We are excited to launch this service with Kadoo and believe that private video sharing resonates very well with current consumer sentiments. Kadoo’s approach meshes perfectly with Mediafly’s philosophy of “Ëœupload once, distribute everywhere,’ and we are looking forward to a rapid series of product launches this holiday season and into next year.”
KadooÃ¢“¢ 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 CloudtopÃ¢“¢. 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 BackstageÃ¢“¢ developers. Kadoo was founded in 2008.
About Kadoo Backstage:
Kadoo BackstageÃ¢“¢ is a proven system with roughly 160 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 http://backstage.kadoo.com and http://www.kadoo.com.
Mediafly enables enterprises and publishers to distribute rich audio and video to employees, partners, and customers across multiple screens: mobile, desktop, tablet, and TV/set-top devices. Mediafly’s unique combination of Software as a Service infrastructure and broad device support provides the most flexible and cost effective solution for enabling this increasingly demanded business function. More information is available at http://www.onmediafly.com.
Donna Hemmert: dhemmert(at)kadoo(dot)com
Keith Waxelman: kwaxelman(at)Mediafly(dot)com
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