smartphone

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 web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized sites. High-speed data access is provided by Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband.
The most common mobile operating systems (OS) used by modern smartphones include Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, Nokia’s Symbian, RIM’s BlackBerry OS, Samsung’s Bada, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Hewlett-Packard’s webOS, and embedded Linux distributions such as Maemo and MeeGo. Such operating systems can be installed on many different phone models, and typically…

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Twitter: We Want Users to Binge-watch Our Video Content Too!

According to new research carried out by the social network, 82% of Twitter users will watch a video on the platform, with 41% confirming they turn to Twitter to discover new video content. The site itself wants to introduce a 'Related Videos' feature “get people to binge on videos as they do on YouTube.”
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How Charities are Using Video to Raise Awareness for Nepal

In the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake, how are charities using video to rise above the noise of news footage and user-generated content to reach out those willing to donate? And how can charities maximum their impact in the critical few days after natural or man-made disasters?
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How-to Post a Pre-recorded, Edited Video to Instagram

Instagram Video is an incredibly important platform for brands and marketers, and the more professional you can make the content, the better. We take you through a quick guide to uploading a pre-made, edited video to Instagram.
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Online Video Streaming Up 60%, TV Consumption Down But Not Out [Report]

A new report from Nielsen confirms that digital TV consumption is growing at a phenomenal rate, while traditional broadcast TV viewing is on the decline. That being said, TV still accounts for an average of about 141 hours watched each month, compared to 11 hours a month for online content.
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Tablets and Smartphone Video Views Up by 400% on 2012 [Report]

Viewers watching video via their mobile devices account for 30% of all video views, an increase of 200% compared to this time last year, and a jump of 400% on Q3 2012. The mobile share of video consumption is predicted to increase to 50% by 2015.
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5 Tips for Shooting Professional Hyperlapse App Videos

Videos shot using Instagram's Hyperlapse app make for great short-form clips that can used in any video marketing campaign. In this week's Creator's Tip, we give you 5 tips for shooting the most professional footage using the app and your smartphone.
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5 Ways to Use Instagram's Hyperlapse for Video Marketing

Instagram's Hyperlapse app allows you to create amazing time-lapse videos on your smartphone, and upload them to social networking sites. In this week's Creator's Tip, we discuss the ways you can use this app to create engaging marketing videos.
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Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: October 2014

Cats, Hobbits, smartphones, Taylor Swift, and Hoverboards are all the subjects of the most viewed video ads on YouTube for October 2014. Every video ad in the Top Ten generated over 1.5 Million views each, so let's take a look at the ones that caught your attention.
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Branded Video Views Up 73%, 3 Billion Views in Q3 2014 [Report]

A new report confirms that branded video views hit an all-time high in Q3 2014, an increase of 73% from this time last year. Video campaigns for smartphones, plus enormous residual interest from the World Cup, generated 2.9 Billion views of branded video content.
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It's Official: 50% of YouTube Traffic Now Comes from Mobile

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has confirmed that 50% of traffic to the site now comes from mobile devices. More and more viewers are watching YouTube video content via their tablets and smartphones, and this trend has led to an increase in watch time on the site by 50% per year. Oh, and a new ad-free subscription service may be on the way.
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Adobe, Nielsen to Measure Online Video Reach, But What About Engagement?

Adobe and Nielsen have just announced they are collaborating to track and measure digital assets including online video, and online TV. But the new system can only measure online video in terms of reach, and size of audience, when engagement should be the metric that publishers and advertisers need to track.
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Online Video Views Jump 43% in One Year, Internet TV by 388% [Report]

The growth of online video continues, as the latest benchmark report from Adobe confirms that we watched 38.2 billion videos in Q2 2014, an increase of 43% year-on-year. Thanks to major sporting events, online TV views increased by a staggering 388%.
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YouTube Shopping is the New Window Shopping, Especially at Night

According to a new study, a third of all shopping searches on Google happen between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Consumers are using YouTube to research products, and as we are on the brink of the holiday season, video marketers should already have their strategy in place.
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Facebook Most Popular Social Network For Video Sharing [Study]

Consumers are turning to video to capture those special moments in their lives, and they are using Facebook, and YouTube to share that content with their friends and family. Video is also being used as a medium by consumers to capture milestone events and document them for the future.