News in Short: Mobile web traffic explodes, Facebook now second-largest video site

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Facebook eclipses Yahoo as second-largest video site

Google-owned YouTube remains, of course, the most popular video sharing site in the U.S., but Facebook is now the second most popular place to watch videos online.

According to recent data from comScore, Facebook has eclisped Yahoo and continues to grow. Facebook served more than 160 million video viewing sessions in July, climbing 80 million to 240 million in August. Wow.

Mobile web traffic explodes

Opera has published a new State of the Mobile Web Report. It capture almost 500 separate data points, from top 10 lists, to geographic reports, to special sections. Quoth Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder of Opera Software:

Use of the Web on mobile devices continues to expand. ... We believe the mobile Web has the power to bring tremendous social and economic change to the inhabitants of many countries. 

Quoth ReadWriteWeb's article based on this report:

Mobile browser maker Opera is out with its latest report on the state of the mobile Web, and this time, it's calling the growth "stunning." Since August of last year, the number of uniques has increased by 108.3%, page views by 143.2% and data traffic by 134.4%.

Click here for the full report.

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Opera started in 1994 as a research project inside Norway's largest telecom company, Telenor. Within a year, it branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA. Today, Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser, a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products – including Mac, PC and Linux... more

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Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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