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…

5 Ways You Should Be Using Vine for Video Marketing

Nowadays, the average persons attention is fragmented across multiple screens and platforms, so marketers are in a kind of arms race to keep up, establishing footholds wherever they can. Vine, Twitter’s 6-second video application, has proved enormously popular, and savvy brands have already begun to establish themselves on the platform....

Three Ways to Optimize Your Videos for Mobile

To get the most out of your video marketing, you need to discover where your target audience is and hang out in the spaces where they get their resources and information. Much of that audience will browse the web on mobile devices throughout their day, so you need to ensure that every video campaign you create can be viewed properly on every device size. ...

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 26th June 2014

We are in the thick of the World Cup, and many brands have been creating Vine content around the tournament. Sick of football? No problem, just try watching it via the medium of Lego, or wallow in nostalgia as Buzzfeed takes you on a journey through World Cup history. Watch these, and other great branded Vines of the past week. ...

92% of U.S. Millennials Turn to Second Screens While Watching TV

According to a new report from video advertisers YuMe, 92% of U.S. based Millennials use a connection device whilst watching TV, with 47% using those second screens to gain further information related to the TV content they are watching. That presents a huge opportunity for advertisers, but who do they target, and how to they target them?...

U.S. Viewers Spend 23 Minutes a Day Watching Online Video [Report]

As NewFronts 2014 comes to an end, new research asserts that original digital video content consumption for adults in the U.S. increased by 15% compared to last year. Around 52 million adults now tune into original video content each month, with the ability to choose their own schedule being a major driver for many viewers....

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 30th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include a trip around a full-blown fashion show in 6 seconds, a Doritos/Cheetos mash-up that's too hot even for T-Rex, the launch of Samsung's new Kzoom smartphone, and confirmation on how a handy new phone charger can save you from the world's most boring magazine. ...

Late Night Best Time for Mobile Video Ad CTR, Completion Rate on Phones

Wondering when to place that mobile video ad? Is morning, afternoon or late night best for you? It totally depends on what you are looking for. Do you want more people to see the ad? More to watch the whole thing? Or are you looking for more clicks? Recent research shows the perfect daypart to put that mobile video ad in front of the audience you are looking for....

Relax, YouTube Cat Videos Now Available on Most Roku Devices

Owners of the Roku 3 have been able to access an official YouTube channel since December, but now the company has rolled out the app to pretty much all of its other devices, including the new Streaming Stick. It's a very welcome, if long overdue, feature for many viewers....

One Quarter of U.S. Adults Watch Video on Smartphones Weekly [Report]

Experian broke out mobile video viewing in their latest report along with some info on what ages are watching, when they watch, where they watch (as in site and app) and whether or not they feel video ads on smartphone or tablet are useful. Want to put a wager on which demographic thought them most useful and which said least? ...

Cord Cutting Common in Young Adult Households with Netflix, Hulu

Lots of things are influencing cord cutting. In this recent Experian report we find out that we can start putting together a profile of the cord cutter household and it includes young adults and a subscription to Hulu Plus or Netflix. Find out what other details have emerged on this all important video consuming crowd within!...

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 16th April 2014

The best Vines of the last 7 days include the new Samsung Galaxy S5 terrorizing London (in a good way), Home Depot gearing up for the start of the DIY season, Children in Need at the London marathon, and Marmite taking on Vegemite in the battle of the salty yeast spreads. ...

Most Shocking Video Tops YouTube Ads For March 2014

A video that shows the devastation of daily life for children in a war-zone was the most viewed YouTube ad in the U.S. last month, with over 28 million views. The fact that it was set in the UK, rather than Syria or The Sudan jolted a lot of viewers and generated many shares across social networks. ...

Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Who’s Watching?

Ooyala's Q4 2013 Video Index gave us some insight into the viewing time for long form content across devices and it is definitely growing. That screen size equals content length statement of old is now history. We pull in some other research to give you a quick look at who it might be that is watching this long form content on those smaller screens, in case you need a direction for your online campaigns....

13 Essential (and Not so Essential) Chromecast Apps

Chromecast is a handy little device but if you want to get the most out of it you are going to want to install a ton of apps that will let you stream and beam content from your PC or mobile device straight to your TV screen. Luckily, there are already some great apps on the market, with the promise of more to come. ...
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NCAA March Madness 2014 Wins Big With Streaming Video

March Madness is burning up bandwidth as Turner Sports reports massive growth over last year for just three days. With Gators and Great Danes, Bearcats and Huskies battling it out, it's no wonder they are seeing such success. After all, they've hit upon the streaming video trifecta...read more to find out what it's all about!...