YouTube Expands Mobile Presence

  • January 25, 2008
YouTube is expanding its mobile presence to provide the video-sharing service on more than 100 million devices worldwide, the company said Thursday.

Through YouTube for Mobile, users will be able to access their YouTube accounts and site features such as favorites, videos and channels. They will also be able to upload videos directly via cell phones.

Previously, YouTube's full mobile service was available only on the iPhone, and devices were sold by youth-oriented wireless provider Helio. A more limited mobile version of YouTube was offered by Verizon Wireless through its V Cast service. YouTube for Mobile will run on 3G devices made by Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and LG Electronics, among others. A company spokesman said YouTube had no immediate plans to monetize its mobile content.

--Mark Walsh

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