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Chen: YouTube on mobile phones next year

Written by James Delahunty @ 09 Jun 2007 5:24 User comments (4)

Chen: YouTube on mobile phones next year

YouTube.com co-founder Steve Chen has said that consumers in many areas of the world will be able to access videos from YouTube through mobile phones by next year. He made his comments to a group of enthusiastic Web users at a forum on Internet developments in Taipei. The Taiwan-born entrepreneur said he expected that clips between 30 and 60 seconds would attract commuters on subways or buses.
As for those who travel by train, clips of up to 10 minutes will be most popular to pass the time, he believes. He said that as technologies continue to develop at a rapid pace, web sites should keep up by offering richer content and greater mobility so users can access the content from almost anywhere.

Chen and his family emigrated to the United States from Taiwan when he was eight years old. In 2005, he setup the video-sharing website in San Mateo, Calif., with colleague Chad Hurley. The company, which was once run mainly out of a garage, sold to Google for $1.65 billion last year, and all because Chen and Hurley needed to find a way to get videos to each other that were too big for email.



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4 user comments

19.6.2007 17:26

The aspect I like about this is the fact that users can just watch their videos without worrying about downloading it to their phones. Well done Google and Youtube.

210.6.2007 09:32

I thought Verizon and Rogers already had this?

311.6.2007 06:53

I wonder if such service can be accessed by other wifi divices, like psp.

430.7.2007 21:26

YouTube is a great waste of time. Even better if I can watch the vids while waiting in line and stuff.

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