Skyfire 4.0 for Android has some new customizable options in their 'Skybar', which is like a favorites menu that gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Groupon, a "share" button and sports, news, and finance feeds. But! They're going to start charging Android users for their excellent video…
According to a new study by Visible Measures, 44% of viewers click away from web video after just a minute. What's even crazier is that 20% give up after just 10 seconds. But that's probably a good thing.
Live streams were a godsend for us office-folk during the World Cup this summer, because watching games in halting, blocky clips was better than not watching them at all. Otherwise, though, is streaming good enough to really be enjoyable?
HTML5 video has a few hurdles to leap before it can fully replace Flash, but one looms larger than all others: Opposition to proprietary video formats, like h.264. Conveniently, Google has just open-sourced their own format, called WebM.
YouTube turns five this month, and to celebrate the site is taking a look at the many lives it's reached over the past half decade. With two billion views every day, it's hard to imagine an internet without it.
Speaking to TechRadar, Opera product analyst Phillip Grønvold conceded that Flash is essential to today's web and will be for the foreseeable future. But for internet video, he says, there are alternatives that won't make your laptop a stove top.
Earlier this week, Steve Jobs said quite confidently that alternatives like H.264 have already made the lion's share of web video available to devices that don't support Flash. This chart shows why he's probably right.
The new design elements YouTube introduced back in January to 10% of their users are about to be the standard across the site. While they've added a few things, it's mostly all about removing clutter.
As nearly everyone and his brother tries to figure out how to monetize a video site on the Interwebs like YouTube, in comes Viddler, an idea that just might work. Its major innovation is its searchable video, where uploaders tag certain sections of a video and then viewers can search within it, finding whatever spot…