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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...

Samsung TV Going Android?

Samsung TV Going Android?

It seems that Samsung is looking into using Google's Androif software to power some of their televisions. According to comments by the head of the Samsung TV division in Seoul earlier today, they are "reviewing it".If you recall Samsung recently reported that Diva TV would ...

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side-By-Side Comparison – What’s What?

Google TV vs. Apple TV – A Side By Side Comparison – What’s What?

Mark thought it would be cool to have a resource article about Google TV. I thought it would be cool to have one about the Apple TV (no, not really). So we compromised (or rather, I snuck off and wrote this instead). Instead of just limiting ...

Microsoft Researches Three Screen Strategies for Marketing

"...one screen to rule them all and in the market bind them." Well OK Tolkien said ring and not screen and he was talking about evil and we're talking about video and marketing. There's a difference right? Let's face it, many of us are multi-screen ...

The WebM VP8 BandWagon Rolls On - Who's In and Who's Not

Google announced the would open VP8 up as WebM, an open source video codec in a Matroska package with Ogg Vorbis as the audio encoder. So I thought it would be good to have a news round up of who's in, who's out and what ...

Steve Jobs' Flash Dance - Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Steve Jobs Flash Dance   Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Two big A's continue their row. The latest round was fired by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in a lengthy blog post entitled 'Thoughts on Flash.' No it's not some new memory technique or a way to save your childhood before old age strips you of ...

Silverlight Makes Gains, Shines On Kaltura and Ooyala

Apparently, and I find this rather shocking, Silverlight is installed on 60% of connected devices. SIXTY percent. I am guessing that is mostly because it is now coming pre-installed on Windows machines and smartphones? As a result both Kaltura and Ooyala have begun to support ...

Brightcove Experiences Mobile Video With Flash Player 10.1

Brightcove recently announced that they will support the upcoming release of Adobe's Flash Player 10.1. Brightcove's new optimized mobile version of the company's cloud-based online video platform, dubbed the "Mobile Experience," will utilize Adobe's Flash 10.1 player to reproduce the Brightcove player experience on smartphones.

Google and Apple Battle for The Handset Win - Let The SmartPhone Wars Begin!

Google's Android cell phones are quickly closing the gap on Apple's iPhone, according to new research from eMarketer. In the fourth quarter, the proportion of potential smartphone buyers who said they were going to purchase an Android jumped from 6% to 21%, surpassing blackberry for the ...

Vimeo Takes It All On The Road

Vimeo recently announced that their clever developers have finished up a way for your videos to be mobile. Yes, including iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Palm Pre.

Watch A Video, Save The Planet

Every once in awhile something crosses my desk (which is currently in Dubrovnik, Croatia) that doesn't deal with metrics, controversy or anything heavy. This, is one of those times. I got an email from Heidi at Ripple Effect Communication on something she thought I might ...

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