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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...

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.

TV Viewers Hate Hashtags During TV Shows Says TiVo [Report]

TV Viewers Hate Hashtags During TV Shows Says TiVo [Report]

Game of Thrones requires more attention than reality TV? So say TiVo survey respondents. Not only that, but people absolutely hate #hashtags during TV shows. The percentage of people who like seeing them during shows is pretty low indeed.

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it's Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won't have the same ads, it won't be available on smartphones and it's most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.

Streaming Device Growth to Outpace World Population by 2017 [Report]

Streaming Device Growth to Outpace World Population by 2017 [Report]

The insanely rapid growth of second screen and other connected devices means that we could see video-streaming devices outpacing the population of the planet by 2017, with tablets and smartphones grabbing nearly 70% of the market share.

Netflix Top of SVOD List, RedBox Leads in Pay-Per-Rental Category [Report]

Netflix Top of SVOD List, RedBox Leads in Pay Per Rental Category [Report]

Digitalsmith's Q3 2013 Video Discovery Trends Report confirms that Netflix holds the lion's share of the Subscription Video on Demand market with 41% - no surprise there. Redbox Kiosks have the largest share of the Pay-per-Rent services market at 16.5%.

TV Everywhere Mobile Ad Viewing Rockets into Orbit with 200% Growth [Report]

TV Everywhere Mobile Ad Viewing Rockets into Orbit with 200% Growth [Report]

TV Everywhere, which gives the viewer the option to watch online video on demand content wherever they want, whenever they want, is a goldmine for video advertising ROI. We take a look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the industry.

IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Announced: Standardising Ad Units

IAB Digital Video Rising Stars Announced: Standardising Ad Units

The IAB has released the final version of their Digital Video Rising Stars Style Guide and Technical Specifications. The guidelines are designed to standardise digital formats for brand advertising, including video ads.

Smartphone Video Ads Over 100% More Effective with Millennials Than TV [Report]

Smartphone Video Ads Over 100% More Effective with Millennials Than TV [Report]

Millennials are the most internet savvy generation yet and if you want to reach them through advertising then you better make sure you are using mobile video ads via smartphones. Also ads in apps were more effective amongst Millennials than ads in streaming video.

Millennials Watch Less TV, Use Smartphones and Tablets for Video Viewing [Report]

Millennials Watch Less TV, Use Smartphones and Tablets for Video Viewing [Report]

Millennials are watching less TV and are using their tablets and smartphones for viewing online video and broadcast content, according to a new report from YuMe. This should be a major concern to TV advertisers who are losing their audience to the internet.

You Saw This Coming Of The Day: Video Postage Stamps

You Saw This Coming Of The Day: Video Postage Stamps

Just in time for Christmas, the Australian Post Office has introduced a video postage stamp that allows the sender to record a 15 second message via a special QR coded stamp. The recipient retrieves the video by scanning that code into their smartphone. Genius.

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