Cable service moving into mobile phone business with Wi-Fi carrier
Cablevision is moving into offering mobile phone services, albeit without cellular connectivity. Launching in February, Freewheel is said to be mobile phone operator that works on Wi-Fi alone, with customers able to use public hotspots while away from home in order to use the service for phone calls, texts, and using the Internet.
iOS still four fifths of mobile video
A new study (PDF) from video monetizer FreeWheel has suggested that Apple devices may dominate mobile video viewing by a wide margin. Tracking across its five billion-plus video ads, it found that almost 80 percent of mobile video watching took place on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, leaving Android 20 percent. The iPhone and iPod were joint leaders at 30 percent where the year-old iPad still matched the entire Android platform.