Online streaming video performance is improving by leaps and bounds. Problematic buffering or low resolution affected far fewer online video streams last year, compared to 2012, according to a report by online video platform Conviva.
THERE are only so many waking hours in a day, and so spending more time doing one thing means less time doing something else. A new working paper by Scott Wallsten provides a sense of what "something else" is:
Mobile continues to eat up an ever greater share of online video viewing. According to Ooyala's latest Global Video Index report, smartphones and tablets combined for a 10% share of time spent watching online video in March, doubling from 5% a year ago.
Facebook had the fastest-growing online video audience of major Web properties over the last 10 months, and is only second to Google in terms of video audience size, according to comScore data. Google sites, which includes YouTube, still has a video audience that is more than twice the size of Facebook's.