Cocoon is officially patent pending protected. One of the technologies we are patenting relates to transcoding. Specifically, dynamic out-of-band management of the transcoding process without interruption of the content delivery. This allows for the “tuning” of the content stream utilizing out-of-band communications within the context of a system utilizing a proxy.
What this means to you and me:
Cocoon takes content that has potential for containing malware, and transforms it into a benign virus free format delivered to your computer. And it happens so fast you literally don’t know it’s happening. It’s just seamless viewing whether it’s a video or an animated advertisement on a web page (both of which are prime malware carriers).
Another technology we are patenting is our method of helping you beat spam. Most of us have to manage multiple email accounts – one good one, and one for signing up for services that we don’t want to have our “real” email address. Instead, Cocoon can dynamically generate (and conveniently manage for you) a unique email address and post office box on the fly. Use this email address for this one service then delete it when you are done. No mess, no spam.
Many more things are happening with Cocoon that I will share shortly (think mobile…). Be sure to sign up for the Beta at www.GetCocoon.com and we’ll get it to you as soon as it’s available. Until then, careful browsing!