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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...

Computers Top TV in Video Consumption Globally, Mobiles Up and Coming

Computers Top TV in Video Consumption Globally, Mobiles Up and Coming

Nielsen put out some numbers, in the Global Online Consumers and Multi-Screen Media: Today and Tomorrow report, last week that showed a flip between TV and computers when compared to the 2010 results. They polled Internet users in 56 countries about their video viewing tendencies ...

TV Still Dominant Video Consumption Platform, For Now

TV Still Dominant Video Consumption Platform, For Now

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) just released a new report looking at the devices on which consumers consume video content. Not a big surprise that TV is still the number one platform. What may be surprising are the platforms that aren't really contributing all that ...

Not Focused on Mobile Video? You Should Be! More than 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Have Smartphones

Not Focused on Mobile Video? You Should Be! More than 50% of U.S. Mobile Subscribers Have Smartphones

Nielsen just put out the March 2012 numbers of smartphone penetration in the US and for the first time, it's topped 50%. That means an estimated 150 million. If you're not putting your video in formats that they can consume yet, get on it!

Internet and Mobile Video Up, TV Down Says Nielsen [Infographic]

Internet and Mobile Video Up, TV Down Says Nielsen [Infographic]

I stumbled upon a pretty cool infographic from Nielsen I thought I would share. It takes a look at media consumption on each screen for the past few quarters. There's nothing alarming here, TV took a small dip and in 2011 vs 2010 and other ...

Brightroll & Google Team Up for Video Advertising in Mobile Apps

Brightroll & Google Team Up for Video Advertising in Mobile Apps

Google and Brightroll today announced a new partnership that will see Brightroll pre-roll video advertising inventory being pulled into mobile apps through the AdMob SDK and the Brightroll AdMob Adapter. This makes Brightroll the first video advertising network to be integrated with the AdMob product.

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone

Mobile Video Tips: How to Shoot Video with a Camera Phone

Sometimes we forget that mobile video can often be shot on our cell phones.  Luckily, Vimeo has us covered with some tips on how to make even that video production method look good. When you need a quick and dirty video and all you've got ...

Mobile Marketing Helps Reach Consumers In Retail Stores

Mobile Marketing Helps Reach Consumers In Retail Stores

More than half of U.S. smartphone users turned to their phone to perform retail-related activities while in a store, according to comScore. That could be taking a picture of a product, comparing prices or scanning bar codes for coupons. How can smart brands and retailers ...

Brightcove App Cloud Expands Features: Push Messaging, New Analytics

Brightcove App Cloud Expands Features: Push Messaging, New Analytics

Brightcove has announced an expansion to its App Cloud feature set over in Spain at Mobile World Congress. If you're trying to reach Android, iOS and other mobile web users, you might be interested. The new features include intelligent cross-platform push messaging and content-level analytics ...

Android Video Viewing Gaining On iOS Devices

Android Video Viewing Gaining On iOS Devices

Encoding.com just released new numbers pulled from Vid.ly which show that Android is gaining on iOS in terms of video viewing. It's no surprise as the operating system has been steadily stealing market share quarter after quarter and is available on far more different devices ...

Video Marketing Done Right - Google+ Teases Google Map Video Game

Video Marketing Done Right   Google+ Teases Google Map Video Game

Google is hoping that games can do for Google Plus what they did for Facebook--get people hopelessly addicted until they're spending every waking moment playing social network games and annoying friends with automated status updates based on meaningless gameplay objectives. Um... sorry... guess I have ...

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