A year ago in January, 2011, Apple dominated mobile video views, with iOS devices accounting for 87 percent of all mobile views, according to data from video encoding and short-url service Vid.ly. Android had a scant 5 percent. By December, 2011, Android’s share of mobile video watching grew to 32 percent, while Apple’s shrank to 52 percent. → Read More
With screens on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets becoming larger and higher-resolution, watching video on your iPad or Android phone is only limited by your bandwidth, not by the screen. And as long as you are on WiFi, these tablets and touchscreen phones are perfectly serviceable video viewing devices. Revenues from mobile video in the U.S. are estimated to grow from $548 million… → Read More
By 2013, annual global IP traffic will reach two-thirds of a zettabyte, according to a new forecast of IP traffic issued by Cisco today. What is a zettabyte? It is a trillion gigabytes, dummy. (I had to look that up too). And that number represents more than a fivefold increase in IP traffic from today. (See the forecast in the tables below).
What is driving this growth is video. Cisco… → Read More
We told you about it back in February, but Merc is the first company to have it in a production vehicle. The system will allow you to have two viewers using the same screen, while viewing different content. Ideally, this would allow the driver to view travel information while the passenger watches a movie. Or vice versa if you know where you’re going and love getting in accidents. This will… → Read More
After a year in self proclaimed “stealth mode” Blueapple.mobi has resurfaced, with a new name (Vuclip) and a redesigned consumer service and platform for mobile publishers. The company says its redesigned Web and wap sites “make it easier than ever for users to search for and watch any Internet video on their mobile phones.” Hoping to address the fragmented mobile video market, Vuclip says… → Read More
Alltel Wireless, which is now known to follow its name with the phrase "America’s largest network," announced yesterday the ability to access mywaves mobile video service on several of its phones (take that, YouTube!) and damn it all if it didn’t slip right by the CrunchGear news desk. The service is $3.99 per month and, oh yeah, why should you care? Well, mywaves has more… → Read More