YouTube – ‘We need more videos!’
Google owned site useage jumps 25% in 8 months.
Despite massive plunges in stock value, Google owned YouTube increases its daily stream load 25% in the past 8 months.
The ability to use YouTube on the PC, SmartPhones and Tablets makes it the most popular viral streaming video service in the world. Youtube plans to move it’s service to television and make it available to the mainstream public. YouTube is also seeking to add high quality videos the already massive amounts of shared videos on it’s servers. Anaylists are skeptical and Conway Gittens reports from Reuters.
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YouTube’s popularity continues to grow. The website owned by Google is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, which marks a 25 percent usage jump in the last 8 months, according to the company. The increase comes as YouTube pushes beyond just watching video clips on PCs. Users can watch on the go thanks to apps for smartphones and tablets. And the video sharing website also has a version of its service for television. Another push that may be paying off: YouTube’s initiative to get more highly-produced videos on the site, adding to the thousands of user-submitted videos, which can often go viral. Sticking with technology: Research in Motion has a new CEO but that’s not doing much to help out the stock. U.S.-listed shares of RIM are down some 75 percent from where they were the same time last year. Analysts are skeptical about the changes at the top of the maker of BlackBerry devices since new CEO Thorsten Heins is a RIM insider and outgoing CEOs Mike Laziridis and Jim Balsillie are staying on as board members. Conway Gittens, Reuters