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Live video service Flixwagon has announced a partnership with Nokia’s Share on Ovi serivce today. The partnership will allow Flixwagon users to save their videos to the Share on Ovi service. Share on Ovi is basically a repository for videos, photos and other media. I like this idea because it brings together all of a user’s media in one place.
While I don’t know who the angel investors are for Flixwagon, I believe their competitor Kyte is funded by Nokia. Interesting for Nokia to work with a competitor of one of their investments!
Symbian Guru has more details on the partnership. Earlier today Flixwagon partnered with Current TV and 12seconds on election night coverage. Flixwagon is one of the products we said would change 2008.
Election night in the U.S. is less than a week away and Web startups are all jockeying for position in an attempt to get traffic and more importantly new users. Today we’ve learned that 12seconds, Current TV and Flixwagon have partnered together on election coverage.
Here’s how it will work… live mobile video will be captured on Flixwagon. Assuming you are a 12seconds user, the first 12 seconds of the Flixwagon video will be sent to your 12seconds account. Current TV will receive a feed of all election-related videos on 12seconds and pick the best ones for broadcast.
It’s interesting to see how many distribution and discovery deals 12seconds is signing. I can only wonder if Seesmic is planning something for election night.
Adam Ostrow is reporting that Current TV is partnering with Digg and Twitter for election night coverage as well.
Last week in California, one of the most popular discussions I engaged in was comparing mobile video broadcasting services Flixwagon and Qik. In my opinion, Qik appears to be going for the consumer market while Flixwagon is going after media and entertainment.
Today Flixwagon is announcing a white label service for mobile carriers and media organizations to allow both groups to use the Flixwagon mobile broadcasting service under their own branding. Flixwagon notes that by allowing customers of mobile carriers to use their service, increased customer satisfaction and loyalty will result. On the media organization side, the Flixwagon service could power live video for media outlets across the world. This could be very powerful for Flixwagon as more news outlets move to a "you report" method of news gathering.
It would be interesting to see the results of a partnership between Flixwagon and a social networking service — KickApps or Magnify.net. Check out all of our Flixwagon coverage including why we included the mobile service in our "3 apps that will change 2008".
Live video streaming service Qik has announced that they have cracked the iPhone 3G and you can now record live video on your iPhone. This will only work on jailbroken iPhone devices – that means if you are a good little boy or girl, this won’t work for you.
Back in June, Qik announced live iPhone video streaming support for the first generation iPhone. We were first to report on competitor Flixwagon launching live iPhone video streaming support earlier that day.
Here’s Michael at Qik explaining how the new video streaming support works:
Of course there’s also that little issue of iPhone 3G battery life to deal with.
Last night I was traveling home on a city bus and as we passed between Fifth and Sixth avenues on 42nd Street, one lane was closed off and (my guess) 2,500 teenage and pre-teen girls were lined up along the walls of Bryant Park. There were signs including, "I named my fish after you" and the most popular sign was, "I love you!". The bus driver said that the girls were out there for the Jonas Brothers concerts in NYC this weekend.
Yesterday Flixwagon announced that they have partnered with MTV and have provided a variety of MTV reporters with mobile devices capable of streaming live to Flixwagon. MTV will broadcast live videos from the Jonas Brothers concerts and fans will be able to watch the videos from home. My guess is that there won’t be any actual live concert performances but we will see. Flixwagon notes, "The videos will give a personal peak behind the scenes of the Jonas Brothers in real time as they travel and get ready for their shows in Jones Beach and Madison Square Garden."
Earlier this year Flixwagon partnered with MTV on the Choose or Lose presidential debates. Flixwagon believes the traffic from this Jonas Brothers/MTV partnership will be their highest to-date.
MTV posted a blog entry asking Jonas Brothers fans for questions – so far the post has 550+ replies.
Flixwagon has announced that they have been able to unlock live video recording and broadcasting on the iPhone — only on unlocked phones.
Here is the info on the new live iPhone video broadcasting from the Flixwagon team: Our developers in the Flixwagon lab created the first-ever mobile client that can broadcast live high-quality video from unlocked iPhones to the web. We wanted to experiment with ways to broadcast live video from the iPhone until the official SDK supports video. We’re going to continue working with the iPhone SDK in the future so we can offer this functionality to all users once video becomes a standard iPhone feature.
.There’s also a demo video at http://www.flixwagon.com/watch/38165. Here’s the video as well:
Mobile photo and video are game changers for individuals and news organizations. As more mobile devices (and carriers) are supported, this market is going to skyrocket. Here are 10 apps that are in the mobile photo and video space. Some are well known and some might be new to you, in any event, give them all a try! And as always add your own faves in the comments.
The Flixwagon app allows you to stream video live online. Their player is the best currently and Flixwagon recently worked with MTV on their Choose or Lose campaign by having reporters all over the country streaming in live video using a mobile handset. Currently Flixwagon works mainly with Nokia handsets but also has some support via a Java client. Flixwagon is also partnering with a variety of conferences to get live streaming from conference attendees. They most recently had many mobile devices at SXSW. (our Flixwagon coverage)
Qik (pronounced Quick) is probably the most buzzed live video app currently on the market. Videoblogger Robert Scoble and SEO Jason Calacanis are heavy users of the app. If you have a Nokia mobile that is supported, you can stream live video onto the Web using the Qik app. Created videos are also stored for later viewing. Justin.tv is a Qik partner. (our Qik coverage)
Why do I like Kyte? Simple, it works with my mobile. I can shoot a video, and then email it into Kyte and it appears in moments. When I upload the same video to YouTube it always gives me an error. While on my device it’s not live, it’s as close to live as possible. There is a live version of the app as well, again for Nokia devices. Kyte can also create shows based on photos as well. Nokia is actually an investor in Kyte. (our Kyte coverage)
JuiceCaster allows you to easily upload videos and pictures from your mobile to your JuiceCaster account along with a player for your blog and embed options into Facebook and MySpace. Most of the video I checked out was very, very grainy (a dog looked like a sheep) but the photos look better. JuiceCaster also allows you watch videos on your mobile.
Movino can help you setup live mobile video streaming onto your blog or Web site. It appears to support 3G and WiFi and a variety of handsets. If you use the Java client, there is no sound. What makes Movino different is that it’s all open source so you can grab the code and edit where needed. Movino was originally developed as a course project at Abo Akademi University. The developers note that the course has completed and future development may be limited.
mywaves is a video content site. You can select from thousands of videos and send them directly to your mobile for later viewing. You can setup an auto channel which will send the videos to your mobile when they match your criteria. In their gallery it seems most people want videos sent to them of women in bikinis and lingerie.
Want to watch TV on your mobile? GoTV offers about 10 channels of a variety of TV genres. The company is based in California and most of the content is originally produced.
This service with the very long name lets you create online photo galleries based on the pictures you take on your mobile. Using the ITookThisOnMyPhone app, images are automatically uploaded to the site and after permissions are applied, the images are available for viewing. The service currently works on Blackberry and Windows Mobile.
Phoja helps you find answers to your questions using photos. If you take a photo of something that you need help identifying (say a shirt someone is wearing, you want to know the designer), the Phoja community will help identify the product in the photo. They define the service as a “social photo discussion” and there’s a Digg ratings model which pushes popular photos to the frontpage.
You take a photo, upload it to Radar, it’s sent immediately to your friends and family and they can comment on it and the comments are sent back to you. It looks like photos are sent to your friends computers not their mobile devices. They have also partnered with Big Brother so you can watch video from inside the Big Brother house.