Mobile video consumption on the rise…but it’s still tiny

Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) has called it a day with its Flo TV mobile TV venture, gaining only 1 million sign-ups – but not necessarily permanent users – in its three years of operation.

But the wider picture of mobile video sounds a little more encouraging: figures to be released by Nielsen later today indicate that the number of people watching all forms of mobile video in the U.S. has increased by 43 percent over the last year, and people are watching for longer, too.

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Android to support mobile payment

Google’s next version of the Android smartphone software will support a technology that lets people use their handsets, instead of credit cards, to pay for goods at restaurants and stores. Possibly a new monetization strategy for digital content?

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