smartphone

A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone.
The first smartphones combined the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a mobile phone. Later models added the functionality of portable media players, low-end compact digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units to form one multi-use device. Modern smartphones also include high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband.
The most common mobile operating systems (OS) used by modern smartphones include Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, Nokia’s Symbian, RIM’s BlackBerry OS, Samsung’s Bada, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Hewlett-Packard’s webOS, and embedded Linux distributions such as Maemo and MeeGo. Such operating systems can be installed on many different phone models, and typically…

Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: October 2014

Cats, Hobbits, smartphones, Taylor Swift, and Hoverboards are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for October 2014. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 1.5 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention....

Branded Video Views Up 73%, 3 Billion Views in Q3 2014 [Report]

A new report confirms that branded video views hit an all-time high in Q3 2014, an increase of 73% from this time last year. Video campaigns for smartphones, plus enormous residual interest from the World Cup, generated 2.9 Billion views of branded video content. ...

It’s Official: 50% of YouTube Traffic Now Comes from Mobile

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way. ...

Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track....

Online Video Views Jump 43% in One Year, Internet TV by 388% [Report]

The growth of online video continues, as the latest benchmark report from Adobe confirms that we watched 38.2 billion videos in Q2 2014, an increase of 43% year-on-year. Thanks to major sporting events, online TV views increased by a staggering 388%....

YouTube Shopping is the New Window Shopping, Especially at Night

According to a new study, a third of all shopping searches on Google happen between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Consumers are using YouTube to research products, and as we are on the brink of the holiday season, video marketers should already have their strategy in place....

Facebook Most Popular Social Network For Video Sharing [Study]

Consumers are turning to video to capture those special moments in their lives, and they are using Facebook, and YouTube to share that content with their friends and family. Video is also being used as a medium by consumers to capture milestone events and document them for the future. ...

3 Ways to Optimize Videos for Mobile Devices

On this week's Creator's Tip, Jeroen "JW" Wijering, the co-founder of JWPlayer, and one of the world's leading experts on optimizing video for mobile, shares some very useful tips on how to optimize video content for on-the-move consumption....

50% of Video Views Will Be Via Mobile in 2016 [Research]

27% of consumers are already watching online video via their mobile device, but that figure is set to double in 2016, when around 50% of us will regularly turn to our smartphones and tablets to watch the clips we want to. And, according to new research, the bigger the mobile screen the better when it comes to long-form video viewing....

Correct Vertical YouTube Videos With This Nifty 2 Second Trick

Although it would be super-cool if everyone that filmed video on their mobile devices shot the footage in landscape, that's not always realistic. However, you can be pro-active and use one of the little tricks that the Internet offers to make the viewing experience more bearable. By taking a couple of seconds to install the following bookmarklet, you can transform any video on YouTube that's been filmed in vertical into something much more watchable - hurrah!...

Spotify To Run Video Ads in Exchange for 30 Mins of Free Music

Lovers of free music should be thrilled to hear that Spotify will be rolling out a half hour of it via its mobile app in exchange for simply watching a video ad. In a new trial, due for release later this year, anyone using the iOS or Android Spotify app will be given the option to also watch a 15-30 second video ad in return for 30 minutes of ad-free listening....

18-34 Year Olds Are Watching 53% More Online Video [Study]

With digital video now available on an unprecedented number of devices, U.S. based 18-34 year olds are watching 53% more of it than this time in 2013. But don't be fooled into thinking that it's just the Millennials who are consuming more online video. Those aged between 50 and 64 are watching 60% as much, while those of us lucky enough to fall into the 35-49 age bracket are watching 80% more....

32 Amazing YouTube Facts & Stats to Tweet & Share [Updated]

Ever wondered how many hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 10 seconds? Or how many billions and billions of hours of cat videos, how-tos, music videos, beauty tutorials, and unboxings we watch every month? YouTube is an amazing space and so generates some incredible stats - we bring you 33 of them. Enjoy!...

Back to School Trends on YouTube are a Lesson in Holiday Marketing

The back to school season is becoming the unofficial start to holiday shopping. According to a new Google survey, 15% of consumers start shopping for the holiday season in July, and another 5% were expected to start before Labor Day. Video Marketers now have an earlier look at what consumers might be interested in this holiday season, and that means more chances to capture interest with ads, promotions, discounts and more....