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Mobile users in India looking to keep data usage down and still have access to online videos are getting a break from YouTube, which is rolling out a new feature that will allow consumers to download video at night when data rates are cheaper.
The “Smart Offline” feature isn’t currently offered from all mobile operators, but YouTube is making it available to any of them in the country.
“What,” you may be wondering, “is theSkimm?” And, “What are/is they/it going to do with $8M?”
theSkimm self-describes as a “company that makes it easier to be smarter.” You may better recognize the term “blog.” As in, it is one.
theSkimm is targeted at Millennials, and states as its mission to “provide a generation that is turning away from traditional news with a fresh way to stay informed.”
Last week’s NAB was, as always, loaded with new ideas and toys (although drones, I suppose, are getting to be old hat). The South Upper and Lower Halls remains the nexus for new technology relating to all things over-the-top, with a number of new entrants eating up whatever available space remains.
Here are some observations from my time in Las Vegas:
Digital publisher Mashable has gotten its second major infusion of capital in the past year, this time from Turner Broadcasting, which led a $15 million dollar round for the online news site as it continues pushing its efforts to expand its video offerings and break into TV.
Turner Warner Investments last year led a $17 million round for Mashable.