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Twitter introduces Vine video service

Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched its own mobile video sharing service.

It’s called Vine and is currently only available as an app for the iPhone and iPod touch, although versions for other platforms are in the pipeline.

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New survey finds nearly two-thirds of mobile video is watched at home

A new US-based study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has found that 63% of digital video watching on mobile phones happens at home, not when the user is ‘on the move’.

A significant portion (36%) of this home-based video watching takes place in a room where a TV, desktop computer or tablet is also available for viewing.

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NOOK Video comes to the UK

Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media subsidiary says its NOOK Video service is now available in the UK for customers who have a NOOK HD or NOOK HD+ tablet. It means that a wide variety of films and TV shows are available to stream or download over WiFi.

NOOK ebook readers and tablets launched in the UK earlier this year, challenging Amazon’s Kindle devices.

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Top UK mobile search terms of 2012

Top UK mobile search terms of 2012

Mobile Commerce, a UK-based business that provides mobile search services to a number of network operators and other sites, has published an analysis of the words and phrases used when searching on mobile phones.

The company handles over 25% of searches from mobile internet users via UK operator portals and deals with 5 billion requests a year across the UK and USA.

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Worldwide mobile data traffic expected to grow 12x in next six years

The new Ericsson Mobility Report (previously called the Ericsson Traffic and Market Report) says around 40% of all mobile phones sold worldwide in the past quarter were smartphones.

Recent reports from ABI Research and IDC reached similar conclusions.

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