mobile video

  • Apple offers its own take on Snapchat and Instagram Stories with the simple Clips video editing app

    Apple offers its own take on Snapchat and Instagram Stories with the simple Clips video editing app

    It won’t arrive in the App Store until next month, but Apple’s already offering up a preview of its new mobile video app. The company is positioning Clips as a halfway mark between iMovie and Memories (the slideshow feature in Camera) in terms of usability, but the Snapchat and Instagram Stories comparisons are going to prove pretty difficult to avoid on this one. Read More

  • NBA League Pass is launching Mobile View to make it more enjoyable to watch games on your phone

    NBA League Pass is launching Mobile View to make it more enjoyable to watch games on your phone

    Co-managed by Turner and the NBA, NBA League pass is the league’s product that lets users live stream every game all season long. The product costs $199.99 for every team or $119.99 for one team, and games can be watched on most connected devices including your phone, tablet or smart TV. But here’s the thing: the stream that League Pass gives you to watch on your 5-inch phone is… Read More

  • Shazam rolls out in-app music video channels with Vadio

    Shazam rolls out in-app music video channels with Vadio

    Song identifying app Shazam is rolling out music video channels to all of its 120 million monthly active users in a partnership with Vadio, a Portland-based startup. Through their partnership, whenever a user taps on the Shazam icon to identify a song, a thumbnail of the official music video for that track will display on the song’s Shazam page. As we recently reported, the Shazam app… Read More

  • Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

    Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

    Hyper founder and CEO Markus Gilles said he has a simple goal — to create “the single best video app.” We covered the company last August when it launched its first app on the iPad. Since then, it’s been acquired by millennial-focused publisher Mic, but it’s still going after that big goal — and today, it’s launching on the iPhone. Particularly… Read More

  • Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels in Explore

    Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels in Explore

    Instagram wants to show you the best videos without completely destroying the sanctity of your main feed, so today it overhauled the Explore page with a slew of new video channels. Most importantly, there’s a personalized “Videos You Might Like” feed that draws from across the network. There’s also themed, hand-curated channels, like one for Coachella, and feature… Read More

  • YouTube Addresses Complaints About Inappropriate Content In Updated YouTube Kids App

    YouTube Addresses Complaints About Inappropriate Content In Updated YouTube Kids App

    When YouTube first launched its dedicated “Kids” app earlier this year, parents welcomed the opportunity to be able to keep their children away from the more adult content found on the larger YouTube network, thanks to the new app’s curated selection of kid-friendly videos. But the app soon came under fire from consumer watchdog groups who claimed YouTube was not doing enough… Read More

  • Verizon’s Mobile Video Service Go90 Launches Into Beta

    Verizon’s Mobile Video Service Go90 Launches Into Beta

    Verizon’s new mobile video service dubbed Go90 is launching this week, a report from The New York Times confirms. Verizon tells us the service is actually debuting into beta with Verizon Wireless customers and subscribers from other carriers starting today, with a broader rollout planned for the end of the month. The service, whose name refers to flipping your mobile device… Read More

  • 6.1B Smartphone Users Globally By 2020, Overtaking Basic Fixed Phone Subscriptions

    6.1B Smartphone Users Globally By 2020, Overtaking Basic Fixed Phone Subscriptions

    Today there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and while growth has been levelling off in developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, it’s not stalling altogether by a long shot. By 2020, globally there will be 6.1 smartphone users led by huge growth in less mature markets. And with 6.1 billion smartphones in circulation, we will see a tipping point of sorts… Read More

  • Vine Competitor Groopie Lets Vloggers Create TV-Style Shows Together

    Vine Competitor Groopie Lets Vloggers Create TV-Style Shows Together

    YouTube stars are more popular among today’s U.S. teens than Hollywood celebs, a recent study found. Hoping to capitalize on this trend, a new social video network called Groopie has just launched on iPhone, allowing the next generation of vloggers to record video shows with friends, which may include both scripted and unscripted content. The L.A. and San Francisco-based startup… Read More