‘Tis the Season to Be Streaming, CNET’s Dan Ackerman

This holiday season, one of the most dramatic shifts in technology consumption is the wide-scale move to streaming rather than downloading media, says Dan Ackerman, senior editor of CNET in this overview on holiday technology trends.

 

YouTube Brings Stabilization to Wobbly Videos With New Editing Tool

SAN BRUNO, Calif — While videos uploaded by camera phones to YouTube can be entertaining and authoritative, they can be awfully wobbly. A new tool from the YouTube allows video producers to smooth out the shakiness.

 

YouTube Sensation Freddie Wong Has Massive Viral Hit: Two Weeks, 8 Million Views

LOS ANGELES — Published on YouTube just two weeks ago, Gamer Commute is a runaway hit with over eight million views 80 thousand "likes."  

 

YouTube Superstar Freddie Wong Reaches 5 Million Views with New Video Shot on Samsung Galaxy S II

Since the Los Angeles-based filmmaker/gamer  Freddie "W" Wong released "Gamer Commute" on YouTube this past Saturday, the two-minute clip has garnered nearly 5 million views and 18,000 comments.

 

Wall Street Journal Deploying iPhone 4 Globally for News Gathering and Live Streaming

The Wall Street Journal is training its print reporters to use the iPhone 4 for video news gathering and live streaming via Skype Video, says Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor of the WSJ.com

 

BlackBerry and Video News Tool, Kyte Announces Platform Integration

While camera phones and mobile devices have been used by news reporters to shoot and send video for some time,  the BlackBerry has been mostly a communications tool.  With a more sophisticated video camera on later models, this could change.

 

John Dvorak “Cranky” about Apple’s “Breakable” iPhone 4

John C. Dvorak might like SmartPhones but he's not a fan of the iPhone. He doesn't like the AT&T tie-up and he said the new iPhone4 "just looks breakable." After all, who doesn't drop their phone once every few months?

 

Video Interview: YouTube Launches Mobile App’s as Daily Playbacks Hit 100 Million

SAN BRUNO, CA — With 100 million daily video views on mobile devices, YouTube has  has decided to create a mobile video site and  to launch new Apps.

 

Adobe Readies Flash Player Debut for Android Devices

While the Adobe vs. Apple, Flash vs. HTML5 struggle rages on, engineers at Adobe are readying the debut of the Flash 10.1 player on Android-powered smart phones.  The player is also working on a Google Android tablet, according to some reports.

 

Rip/Save/Edit/Share Videos — RealNetworks Has Editing Tool for RealPlayer SP

RealPlayer SP is a desktop application that allows users to save streaming, online video files, including YouTube videos,  to a local drive to watch and then move to connected mobile devices and Facebook.

 

Adobes CTO Kevin Lynch: Video Content will be Soon be Created for the Mobile Device first in “Total Reversal” of Form Factor

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  With smart phone sales outpacing PC sales, mobile devices represent "the future of media" and video producers will soon begin to produce videos for the small screen first,

 

Sony Music Licences Kyte Platform for Artist Videos Online

Sony Music Entertainment has licensed Kyte's digital media platform for use by its artists in the U.S. and Germany, Kyte announced today.

 

Flixwagon Offers White Label Mobile Video Broadcasting, Report

Allen Stern over at CenterNetworks says that Flixwagon, the company which provides a Web platform for live and recorded mobile phone uploads, will announce a "white label" solution for media organizations and carriers to create their own branded channels. In Hollywood in June, I spoke with Flixwagon co-founder Sarig Reichert. I’ve republished this interview today. […]

 

Washington Post Reporters Use Comet to Stream Live Video from Mobile Phones

The Washington Post has begun streaming live video via mobile phones to the newspaper’s site using Comet Technologies.  The first implementation has come from Ed O’Keefe, reporting live from the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

 

Marc Andreesen and and Ben Horowitz Invest in Mobile Video Streaming Company Qik

Netscape founder and prolific entrepreneur Mark Andreesen and his long time business partner Ben Horowitz are making an investment in Qik, the Foster City-based mobile video streaming platform.  Terms of the investment have not been disclosed.

 

Canadian Video Sharing Site Delivers Video Content to iPhone, Apple TV; “French Maids” Show You How to Share!

Toronto-based video platform mDialog lets users upload, share and watch user-generated and professional content online, on Apple TV, and on iPhones. mDialog launched its authorized  iPhone application in time for the release of the iPhone 3G, and gained attention for being one of the first video sites to do so. (Check out TechChrunch’s early review […]

 

Venture Beat Has 100 Beta Invites for New Mobile Browser….MG “Paris Lemon” Siegler Has the Download

MG Siegler over at VentureBeat has the story this morning about Skyfire, a new browser for mobile devices.  VentureBeat is giving away 100 invitations to try the new browser in private beta trials, MG writes in his post.

 

Nokia Set to Integrate Navteq Maps into Entire Ovi Network

PALO ALTO–With the closing earlier this month of the $8.1 billion acquisition of Navteq, Nokia is set to fully integrate maps into its new content sharing site Ovi. Ovi allows users to store and share multimedia content.  The mapping element will provide important context for users, says Kamar Shah, head of global head of industry […]

 

Qik Enters Public Beta and Works on Symbian and Windows Mobile Smart Phones

Qik, pronounced "quick," is enabling a select group of video bloggers, some network news organizations and even Vatican officials to report and document developments with the camera on a smart phone.

 

Kyte Sails in a Different Direction Than Qik, Flixwagon

There’s been a lot of speculation in the blogosphere lately about whether Kyte, Qik,or Flixwagon will finish first in the cell phone video streaming trifecta. But according to Kyte CEO Daniel Graf, Kyte’s broader focus means it’s not really in the race with Qik and Flixwagon.