Rdio is opening up its fledgling Vdio streaming video service to all consumers in the U.S. and the U.K. Vdio access was previously limited to premium Rdio subscribers.
A&E Television Networks is introducing new Android applications spotlighting cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, offering consumers access to full episodes of hit programs including Duck Dynasty , Storage Wars and Army Wives . Fast Company reports Comcast Xfinity cable subscribers also will be granted access to previous seasons of numerous A&E-produced series.
Yahoo is in talks to acquire mobile video application developer Qwiki for as much as $50 million, All Things D reports.
Facebook will add video capture capabilities to Instagram, bringing the photo sharing application in line with rival Twitter's popular Vine, TechCrunch reports.
Viacom is rolling out a redesigned MTV application for Apple's iOS, adding full episodes of selected series including Teen Wolf and Catfish, as well as exclusive content and second-screen interactive features.
Verizon Wireless introduced FiOS Mobile, enabling FiOS digital television subscribers to access live streaming and video-on-demand content across smartphones and tablets running Google's Android.
Advertiser spending on desktop formats like search and banners is expected to reach its peak in 2014, declining in subsequent years as brands shift their focus to the mobile platform, eMarketer forecasts.
Twitter released an upgraded version of its official client for Microsoft's Windows Phone, enabling users to view Vine video clips directly from their timeline.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless launched new unlimited plans for individual customers and focused on the option to let customers buy "online video passes" to watch streaming video from their devices when they want to do so.
Google's YouTube video unit has tripled its mobile advertising sales over the last six months, YouTube Vice President of Sales Lucas Watson told Bloomberg .