I don’t usually do ‘news’ but this is very interesting. YouTube launches as m.youtube.com
Says David Cushman ..
Youtube has just launched m.youtube.com
Go to your mobile’s browser now and give it a try.
This has been threatened for a long time – and as recently as June 13, promised for 2008. But it’s live and kicking now.
So, where does this leave revenues from video access/downloads on mobile?
The porn industry will remain pretty much untouched – but everyone else?
When youtube deploys a viable payment-for-ugc model, too – imagine the consequences for mass media.
Also significant – youtube has chosen a m. address – not a .mobi
What does it say about Google’s mobile strategy?
m.youtube.com starts with a warning
Information: YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. We highly recommend that you upgrade to an unlimited data plan with your mobile service provider to avoid additional charges
and the menus as