YouTube Live launches

The initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time, has begun. This service has a new YouTube Live browse page (, where users can find compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to their calendars.

Twitter’s 20 billion landmark

On 31 July microblogging website Twitter received its 20th million tweet, sent in by a graphic designer in Tokyo.

Olympics online viewing exceeds expectations

During the recent Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, 12 million hours of viewing time was logged by European Broadcasting Union (EBU) member broadcasters' Internet sites and the EBU aggregated live video portal

Apple iPad flies off the shelf

Following its high profile launch a few weeks back, some 300,000 units of the Apple iPad were sold on the first day of availability.

Mobile TV set to grow exponentially

The days of mass market mobile TV have arrived, according to a report from Telegent Systems and market research film In-Stat.

Piksel launches multi-screen solution for online video

Piksel, a video monetisation software and solutions provider, will demonstrate the new Piksel Video Platform at IBC...

New 4DX cinema to open at Emperors Palace

Nu Metro Cinemas will be expanding its revolutionary chain of multi-sensory cinemas, with the launch of SA’s fifth 4DX cinema at Emperors Palace...

Nokia targets Africa first for new handsets

Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company, has announced its collaboration with Nokia, the mobile handset manufacturer...

First mobile ad-sponsored soapie

In a first for South Africa, cellular network Vodacom is launching SoLikeLife, the first ad-sponsored soapie produced specifically for cellphones and available exclusively to Vodacom’s Vodafone live! customers - free of charge. SoLikeLife was produced for mobile by Ochre Moving Pictures and sponsored by Nokia.

Digital Rapids / Akamai alliance

Digital Rapids announced today that the company has joined Akamai's NetAlliance Solution Partner Program. Akamai has expanded its partner program to encompass the digital media ecosystem through the NetAlliance Solution Partner Program, with Digital Rapids joining as one of the new expansion's inaugural members.
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