Application stores will exceed 4.5 billion downloads in 2010
Consumers will spend $6.2 billion in 2010 in mobile application stores while advertising revenue is expected to generate $0.6 billion worldwide, according to Gartner. Analysts said mobile application stores will exceed 4.5 billion downloads in 2010, eight out of ten of which will be free to end users.
Gartner forecasts worldwide downloads in mobile application stores to surpass 21.6 billion by 2013. Free downloads will account for 82 per cent of all downloads in 2010, and will account for 87 per cent of downloads in 2013.
Whats next for Social TV? Below Mark Groves from NDS talks about whats next for social tv and how this will be intergrated into our exisiting platforms
The Social Shindig party, the official networking party of Social Media World Forum will be taking place on the middle evening of the event.All conference pass delegates are invited to head over to the Archangel venue situated opposite the Kensington Royal Garden Hotel. The venue is a10 min walk from Olympia & The Hilton Olympia Hotel – the official event hotel and 5 m ins from High Street Kensington Tube Station.
In true party style, a free bar will run at the start of the evening with the added feature of an ice luge – perfect touch for some chilled networking at the end of an action packed day. (more…)
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Share that precise moment in a video clip or programme. Viewers of content on Ooyala players can now share only a particular part or snippet from a video.
Ooyala’s player has always supported sharing to popular social networks sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Ooyala now supports deep linking which allows a viewer to share only a particular video within a playlist or a specific scene within a video. These deep linking sharing options are available for its player embeds, its sharing links to social networking sites, as well as the newly released URL link, also available in the player. What’s great about this is that it does not require any custom development work. A publisher can easily enable the various sharing options in Backlot for all their viewers.
Ooyala has also enhanced and added new sharing options to social networks. When sharing content to Twitter, can now include the title of the video and a shortened URL in order to ensure that the tweet conforms to the 140 character limit which Twitter imposes.
Ooyala is a leading video technology company, for details visit www.ooyala.com/blog
Version 2.0 of award-winning Mediaroom TV platform enables subscription TV providers to deliver more entertainment content to more types of screens, using a single cloud-based infrastructure.
LAS VEGAS — Jan. 6, 2010 — Today at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. is announcing Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0, the next version of the world’s most deployed Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform. Mediaroom 2.0 will enable television service operators to provide their TV services to more subscribers than ever before, delivering more content to more screens than the previous version of Mediaroom — both inside and outside the home. (more…)
Social TV is buzzing in the US, but what is it and what does it mean for the UK? One of the more social uses of TV in the UK many years ago were basic multiplayer interactive TV games like those offered by PlayJam that allowed a few people to participate at the same time or on different devices like those offered by gameplay. Sms to the TV screen and formats like Idol which have increased the level of audience participation and influence over the years continues to gain momentum. News programmes using video captured on mobile phones enabled citizens to participate in journalism and has become an accepted practice. Overlays of sms interaction like AQA’s Mr. Know it All on MTV became common amongst channels targeting younger audiences.
Since the launch of BBC iPlayer in 2007 online catch-up services from UK broadcasters have attracted much attention. This segment is growing rapidly – in the UK online TV (including TV shows, sport, news and niche) generated £48.2m in 2008 according to Screen Digest, projected to grow to £92.4m in 2009. The broadcasters’ own websites accounted for 53% of UK free-to-view online TV consumption in 2008.
New for 2010, we have introduced a Bloggers Pass for the event. Bloggers Passes are available for New Media/Social Media bloggers looking to cover the show and become a Blogger Supporter for the event. (more…)
If you look around the desks at Sky News, and for that matter many other newsrooms, you’re likely to find some people browsing Tweetdeck, Qik, Flickr, YouTube & Facebook. And no they’re not skiving, they’re in fact doing a great job. We’re not going soft in our 21st year at Sky News, this is the world of breaking hard news in the 21st century.
When I started at Sky as a TV output producer in 2000, our sources were 4 news wire services, 2 TV agencies and our correspondents around the UK and the world. Now there are millions of lenses recording images of our world, millions of bloggers publishing to the web, millions of potential sources. (more…)