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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...

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 …

Huge Rise In Mobile TV and Mobile Video Usage Predicted By 2010

QuickPlay Media, the premier provider of mobile TV and video solutions,  revealed the results of an independent Market Tools survey focused on mobile TV and video consumption in the UK. On a positive note the research revealed consumers are confident in the uptake of mobile …

Kelsey Group’s ILM:08 Day 2 – New Takes On Local Audience Targeting

It's day 2 of the Kelsey Group's ILM:08 conference and we had a great first day. Aside from the sessions and panels that were extremely informative on the state of interactive local media, we also had the pleasure to interview several folks in the local …

The First Contextual Ad Platform To Leverage Image and Video Recognition Technologies Launched Today

Eyealike, a visual-based search innovator, today announced Eyealike VisualAd, the world's first image and video-based contextual advertising platform for social networks and rich media websites. With a unique ability to recognize facial features, skin color, hair, gender and age, as well as objects like logos …

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