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iOS still four fifths of mobile video
A new study (PDF) from video monetizer FreeWheel has suggested that Apple devices may dominate mobile video viewing by a wide margin. Tracking across its five billion-plus video ads, it found that almost 80 percent of mobile video watching took place on an iPad, iPhone, or...
YouTube Mobile Video
YouTube's mobile video service will soon work with far more device s than currently available, the Google-owned company said today. A code change for the website should allow some phones from LG, Motorola, Nokia, and Sony-Ericsson to have largely the same playback features...
Skype posts mobile video call teaser
Skype on Wednesday posted a teaser for its known upcoming mobile video calling feature. The page shows a collection of videos that could only have been taken without using a computer, such as a concert or a snowboard run. None of them focus on the user, however, and it's strongly...
Streaming mobile video company part of deal
GeekWire has confirmed that Qik, the streaming mobile video company that Skype acquired in January in January for $121 million will be included in Microsoft's $8.5 billion deal to buy Skype. The company was likely to come with the agreement but wasn't discussed with initial...
iMovie for iPhone most demanding mobile video tool
iMovie for iPhone will be one of the most demanding mobile video editing apps to date when it's released, contacts within Apple said today. The software will need an iPhone 4 as only the A4 would have enough power for both the 720p video and real-time transition effects. ...
Mobile video content Emmy
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences next week will announce that it has created an award category to recognize original video content for mobile devices, such as the iPod. The New York Times reports that The Academy on Tuesday will that new mobile video content category will debut at...
Google Plus now public with mobile video streams
Google+ received a shot in the arm Tuesday as Google took it out of its invite-only phase to make it public and push into mobile. The newly opened-up social network now includes video chat Hangouts on phones: any active Hangout works in the same drop-in, drop-out approach as...
Nielsen shows price wins in mobile video app war
Most people using video apps are concerned more about how much it costs than what it contains, Nielsen said on Monday. A disproportionately large 63 percent of those using apps on iPhones, iPads, Android and elsewhere considered the price "very important" and wanted it either...
Bitbop to offer paid, full mobile video
Fox today made a deep push into mobile video with first details of Bitbop, its own mobile video service. The platform will provide download streaming full-length TV shows such as Family Guy, as well as movies, over either a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Access should be device-agnostic...
Blockbuster Mobile Video
Blockbuster Video is in the midst of developing a service that would let users bring video downloads more easily to cellphones, company chief James Keys says. The executive notes that his video rental firm is in talks with "virtually all" cellphone manufacturers as well as...
win a copy of MacX Video Converter Pro
Even though it may not feel like it in all parts of the United States, spring is here -- and to celebrate, Digiarty is giving away 40,000 copies of MacX Mobile Video Converter software for free. In addition, MacNN has teamed up with Digiarty to give away ten copies of MacX Video Converter Pro, which...
Pew says phone video calling at 7pc but growing
About seven percent of the US has made a video call on a cellphone, Pew Research found in a study posted today. Although still relatively new in the country, mobile video chat is now large enough to compare to the 23 percent of total Internet users that have used video. The...
Video iPod: evolutionary
Banc of America Securities Chief Financial Analyst Keith Bachman today said "we continue to believe that Apple's iPod video will be an evolutionary opportunity, not revolutionary," while maintaining a "buy" rating with $52 price target. After testing the video downloading features of iTunes 6, the firm...
Android 2.3.3 first to get mobile WebM video
Google as part of its new Android 2.3.3 update has fulfilled a promise to add WebM support. A video chart shows that the Nexus S, Nexus One and future Android 2.3 phones like the Xperia Play will now play the semi-open video standard when it comes up in an HTML5 page or by...
Motorola plans video media hub for mobile devices
Motorola at the Reuters Global Media Summit Wednesday said it would have a media hub at the CES expo in January. Motorola Mobility president Dan Moloney explained that the device would stream video with a mobile focus, primarily to smartphones and tablets. The unnamed hardware...
Verizon raises chance of pay TV on mobile for deal
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam in conversation Thursday raised the prospect of a mobile video service to try and secure its cable provider spectrum deal. He argued to the Wall Street Journal that an "integrated" service, where paid TV subscribers could watch the content on a device...
Logitech will use Mirial to expand video options.
Logitech has acquired Milan Italy-based Mirial, a maker of personal and mobile video conferencing. Mirial's products build upon standards-based HD audio/video services running on IP networks. Terms of the deal weren't announced.
Skype slips CES plans for video calls on iPhone
Skype's plans to bring video calling to the iPhone and the iPad were given away today with a help document (may not show the same on all browsers). The page tells users how to set up video calls on the mobile platform and promises that it will work on 3G as well as with Mac...
3G iPhone impact mobile TV
Apple has a window of opportunity to make a significant impact on the mobile TV market with it's imminent launch of the 3G iPhone around the world, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason. Market research shows that many iPhone owners have accessed TV and video content,...
250 million global users view YouTube content on mobile apps
Advertising revenue generated specifically by YouTube has tripled on mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets -- giving nearly $350 million to parent company Google's coffers. According to the search engine, about 250 million global users view content on handheld devices, forcing a shift in...
Ability to move user's own preview window, more
Microsoft's Skype division has updated its self-named video-chatting and calling mobile apps to version 4.0, bringing enhancements but no major new features to the chat, audio- and video-conferencing utility. Version 4 adds auto-restarting if the application should crash, and...
YouTube will color-correct, stabilize user videos
Following up on offering a basic video editor last year, YouTube has now introduced a way of automatically improving the quality of videos. By simply agreeing to the changes, users can have their moving images stabilized or color-corrected. Only videos flagged for improvement...
ATT Video Share going away before 2012
AT&T in a statement said its long-running Video Share service would be shut down later in 2011. The one-way video calling was bowing out to make room for the "next generation" of mobile video services. A spokesman alluded to a possible replacement as the company was "evaluating...
ATT and T-Mobile conference call coverage
AT&T and T-Mobile held a conference call to discuss their merger plans unveiled yesterday. The call included both boilerplate details as well as new insights into the 4G rollout and how phones would work. Check in starting from 8AM Eastern for updates, which we'll post below...
Google Plus 1 could focus on large video chats
Google's +1 social networking could make large-scale video chat a core feature, a follow-up rumor may have divulged today. The feature reportedly allows over 12 simultaneous participants at once and may be tied into the Loops, or social groups, inherent to the service. It's...
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