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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...

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.

Online Video Consumption Continues To Grow: Mobile, Tablet Use Booms [Report]

Online Video Consumption Continues To Grow: Mobile, Tablet Use Booms [Report]

Online video consumption continues to grow at an extraordinary rate and smartphones and tablets are becoming the norm for watching both live streamed and VoD content. A new report from Ooyala confirms our viewing habits for Q2 of this year and what that means for brands and marketers.

Apple Lose Out To Samsung, Xbox to PS4 in Video Ad Battle [Report]

Apple Lose Out To Samsung, Xbox to PS4 in Video Ad Battle [Report]

Significant video shares across social media networks can increase brand awareness by 55% and increase the ‘likelihood to purchase’ by 103% but who are the real winners in the technology sector when it comes to video ad shares? A new report from Unruly takes us through the data.

YouTube Triples Mobile Ad Sales; 250 Million Watch Via Smartphones [Infographic]

YouTube Triples Mobile Ad Sales; 250 Million Watch Via Smartphones [Infographic]

After a move that was never going to do anything but pay off, YouTube’s break away from Apple and the release of its own standalone app has contributed to an estimated mobile ad revenue of around $350 Million for the company in the last six months.

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