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Facebook Inc.'s $1-billion acquisition of photo-sharing start-up Instagram has shifted the spotlight to the newest phenomena
in mobile apps: uploading personal videos from smartphones.
A growing number
of start-ups are providing easy ways to share videos taken from a smartphone, enabling people to add music and text and to
share the results on Facebook or another social network.
As Instagram has
done, these services are swiftly drawing millions of users, as well as big money from top venture capital firms, film stars
and angel investors such as Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs.
But the fervor in mobile video-sharing apps could be undermined by what these services still don't have -- revenue
and a concrete business model. Some of the start-ups, like Viddy Inc., have started charging for extra features like tools
that add filters and effects to the videos, though the effort is nascent.
biggest issue in mobile is monetizing," said Dino Decespedes, vice president of Mobli Media Inc., a mobile video app
that has signed up more than the three million users since last September and snagged funding from actors Leonardo DiCaprio
and Tobey Maguire. Mobile is "not a sexy place to put ads."
is also experimenting with charging for certain features, such as overlaying a video with a Disney World-themed frame. But
the company is still figuring out the business model.
So far, the boom in
video-sharing apps is being fueled by fast user growth at start-ups such as Viddy.
About 26 million people have
downloaded the Los Angeles company's app since it was launched a year ago, and it is currently adding around a million users
cloud apps via the web
A new crop of cool iPad video apps have recently hit Apple's App Store, and they're coming from an unexpected source:
America's largest cable companies.
The cable giants like
Cablevision, Time Warner, and Comcast are finally taking advantage of their assets -- huge lists of channels and super-fast pipes
into customers' homes -- with free, useful apps.
include Cablevision's Optimum app,
which lets you stream all of your cable channels, on-demand, and DVR content within your house, and Time Warner Cable's, which lets you stream a smaller subset of channels.
And Comcast, which does not offer live streaming yet, just announced that
its Xfinity TV app now has 4,500 hours
of on-demand video content, up 50% from 2 months ago.
networks are also getting into the game. ESPN just rolled out a new iPhone
app called WatchESPN, with four full
channels of live-streaming, for subscribers to participating cable services.
Why is this surprising?
We've badgered the cable companies in this space for years for their terrible user interfaces and generally slow approach
to supporting new consumer technology. We've seen companies like Netflix, Major League Baseball, and Hulu beat them to the
punch, embracing the iPad and iPhone with apps long before the cable cos.
But now, finally, the cable guys are at the table, and they're doing cool stuff. We hope it's a sign of more to come.
Cablevision basically ripped out the guts of its cable boxes and jammed them into your iPad, including live streaming
of all channels in your home, access to on-demand, and DVR content.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable offers a smaller subset of live streaming channels in your home, and no on-demand or DVR content.
Comcast Xfinity TV
Comcast does not currently offer live streaming or DVR, but offers 4,500 hours of on-demand video, including TV shows
and movies. If you subscribe to premium channels like HBO, you can watch those videos on the app, too. Does not require you
to be at home to watch.