Online Video News And Views 12th February 2014

Online Video News And Views 12th February 2014

While PC-based video consumption has increased by 157% since 2009, mobile video is no slouch, with a report confirming that global mobile video views accounted for 20% of the overall total in 2013. The same report predicts the figure will double over the next five years. That seems an extraordinarily conservative estimate to us, given the increase of tablet and smartphone ownership – and that's not even taking into account SmartWatches and wearable tech.

Talking of wearables, front-of-house staff with Virgin Atlantic are using Google Glass and Sony SmartWatches to check in passengers as part of a 6 week trial. They will be able to provide travel updates and other info through the devices. Read about these, and other stories from online video land from the past few days. You're welcome.

Online Video News and Views

The Rob Ford train wreck steams onto YouTube with new show DailyDot 

Video Platform Kaltura Raises $47 Million ReCode

You can now play most embedded YouTube videos on your Chromecast Engadget

Is YouTube breaking its own view policy? ViralAdNetwork

There’s something rotten in the state of online video streaming, and the data is starting to emerge GigaOm

Valve posts entirety of Steam Dev Days to YouTube, explaining its console and VR strategy TheVerge

Yes, You Can Make Six Figures As A YouTube Star … And Still End Up Poor BusinessInsider

VoD and Cable News and Views

CBS Corp. Doubles Down on Hulu Plus Library Deal Variety

Apple in Talks to Carry Time Warner Cable on New Apple TV Box AdAge

This Is Why Interns Are Banned At Netflix BusinessInsider

DirecTV Unleashes Storm of New Weather Options As Fight With Weather Channel Persists Variety

Advertising, Marketing and Mobile News and Views

YouTube Tests New Mobile Site UI GoogleSystem

Live Mobile Video Startup Yevvo Raises $3.7 Million ReCode 

Mobile Video Viewing is Growing Faster Than Any Other Category VAN 

But Wait, There's More!

IMO messenger enables video calls right from your browser Engadget

Over one million people are streaming gameplay on Twitch every month Engadget

Porn Site Claims 1/3 Of Its Amateur Videos Are Created in Bible Belt BetaBeat

Video Streamer Laffster Expands Beyond Comedy Crowdfunding HollywoodReporter

Virgin Atlantic tries greeting its passengers using wearable tech Engadget 

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