YouTube goes all-in on mobile

Half of YouTube’s views are already on mobile devices, with mobile watch time growing nearly 100% in the past year, compared to growth in overall YouTube watch time of 50% in that period. “For us, most of our focus is on mobile: product development for mobile, content development for mobile, making sure mobile video works on carrier networks all around the world. It’s all mobile, mobile, mobile,” says Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Head of content and business operations.

Are you being monitored right now?

ARGUS is a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as 6 inches/15 cm from an altitude of 20,000 feet/6 km. The image is detailed enough to be able to see you waving your arms and what kind of clothes you wear.

Cowboy coding

Cowboy coding is when you make live changes to a website everyone can see. If you do anything that might break your site – you’re cowboy coding.

Velocity’s a wrap

This year’s Velocity Santa Clara conference is over. We’re happy to have met so many amazing IT pros.

Mobile is now the first screen

Mobile devices are replacing television as the first screen on which customers view video, because young people’s viewing habits are changing more rapidly than broadcasters can keep up with. The suddenly-rapid pace of digital change in the TV market may be a ‘ketchup moment’ and the TV industry will have to work on a mobile-first strategy. Not a digital-first strategy.

The promise of service workers

At the Velocity conference, Google’s Patrick Meenan talked about service workers – a way to run scripts in the browser, separate from the web page, opening the door to features which don’t need a web page or user interaction.

A digital gold rush?

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is going to start monitoring bitcoin value. The warm hand of government regulations may be enough to take bitcoin into the mainstream.

Things are happening at Velocity

Where’s Pingdom? At the Velocity conference in Santa Clara, U.S.A. Welcome to booth 615 and connect with DevOps and web performance professionals. We’ll be introducing technologies and demo all products, including their integrations with Librato and Papertrail.