To say that Twitter's addition of video to its social media platform has been a success in the mobile realm is an understatement. According to the company, 90 percent of video views by users have been on mobile devices. But more important to the company's bottom line, its buildout of a native video player and advertising capability means it is finding new ways to pull in revenue.
February 14 wasn't just a day for couples to frantically scramble for restaurant reservations--this year it marked the tenth anniversary of YouTube's domain registration. Its first video, "Me At the Zoo"--which featured a pithy description of elephants', er--well anyway, that was uploaded on April 23, 2005.
Apps for Instagram and Vine are now available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, giving the OS a needed boost in the app market. The apps, especially Instagram, have been missing from Windows Phone and long coveted by Microsoft.
MixBit, a site and series of apps that let users record, edit and remix video online, was introduced last week by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. MixBit joins Twitter's Vine and Facebook's Instagram in a growing field of companies dabbling in ultra-short-form video.
Twitter's new video sharing service experienced some problems during its launch on Thursday.