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…

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Computer-based Video Consumption Climbed 157% in Past Five Years

Five years on, computer-based video consumption is going big time. We all knew it would. Nielsen provides some nice insight into not only who is watching it but also on what device and a bit of what kind of content they're watching. So jump on and enjoy the ride.
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73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]

TV Everywhere is increasing according to Adobe who tracked 574 million-plus TV Everywhere video streams, more than doubling the amount of streams they tracked in 2012. Mobile devices are leading the way and iOS takes the largest portion of the views, of course.
Viewers Hate Hashtags...

TV Viewers Hate Hashtags During TV Shows Says TiVo [Report]

Game of Thrones requires more attention than reality TV? So say TiVo survey respondents. Not only that, but people absolutely hate #hashtags during TV shows. The percentage of people who like seeing them during shows is pretty low indeed.
superbowl 2014 Fox GO

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it's Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won't have the same ads, it won't be available on smartphones and it's most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.
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Streaming Device Growth to Outpace World Population by 2017 [Report]

The insanely rapid growth of second screen and other connected devices means that we could see video-streaming devices outpacing the population of the planet by 2017, with tablets and smartphones grabbing nearly 70% of the market share.
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IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Announced: Standardising Ad Units

The IAB has released the final version of their Digital Video Rising Stars Style Guide and Technical Specifications. The guidelines are designed to standardise digital formats for brand advertising, including video ads.
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You Saw This Coming Of The Day: Video Postage Stamps

Just in time for Christmas, the Australian Post Office has introduced a video postage stamp that allows the sender to record a 15 second message via a special QR coded stamp. The recipient retrieves the video by scanning that code into their smartphone. Genius.
ooyala video index 2013 Q2

Online Video Consumption Continues To Grow: Mobile, Tablet Use Booms [Report]

Online video consumption continues to grow at an extraordinary rate and smartphones and tablets are becoming the norm for watching both live streamed and VoD content. A new report from Ooyala confirms our viewing habits for Q2 of this year and what that means for brands and marketers.
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Apple Lose Out To Samsung, Xbox to PS4 in Video Ad Battle [Report]

Significant video shares across social media networks can increase brand awareness by 55% and increase the 'likelihood to purchase' by 103% but who are the real winners in the technology sector when it comes to video ad shares? A new report from Unruly takes us through the data.
mobile devices

Mobile Video Viewing on the Rise: Why It Matters [Study]

Mobile video is on the rise, and that's not a shock. But the rate at which it is going up is: it's becoming increasingly important to know who is watching mobile video and why. Also, the rise of tablets as a major video consumption device is a big reason to understand mobile viewing habits.