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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 we...

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

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

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?

Long Form Content Mobile Viewing Growth Continues, Whos 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

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.

NCAA March Madness 2014 Wins Big With Streaming Video

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!

YouTube: User Device Determines Viewing Behaviour

YouTube: User Device Determines Viewing Behaviour

Pixability compiled some YouTube viewing numbers and then broke them down into device-specific categories to show that some screens get more views and viewing time. When it comes to mobile devices, Android and iOS dominate their competitors.

Pay-TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay TV VOD Easier to Use But OTT Still Dominates

Pay-TV companies did not really get how people discovered content for a long time, they might not quite get it now. But they are trying and that shows in Digitalsmith's Q4 2013 Video Discovery Trends report where almost half of the respondents felt it is easy to find a movie in their pay-TV VOD catalog. A marked improvement to say the least. Are you buying VOD movies are are you still on the SVOD path with your favorite online movie subscription service?

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.

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

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.

73% of TV Everywhere Views on Mobile Devices [Report]

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.

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