YouTube expands mobile service
Briefs | 01/25/2008 12:53 pm EST
Internet video site YouTube has announced that it's expanding its mobile service to include virtually all of the videos available on its website. The site has been showing videos on phones since 2006, but until now there were only a few thousand clips available. Now YouTube, which is owned by Google Inc., is estimating that more than 100 million devices worldwide should be able to access the expanded mobile service. The service will be offered in 15 countries in addition to the US and Canada, and 11 languages. YouTube is also offering a new application that can be installed on some handsets to make it easier for people to upload videos from the site. Cell phones must have streaming capability and a 3G operator to be able to access YouTube.