YouTube To Be Seen On Cell Phones
November 29, 2006 at 5:52 AM (PT)
THE NY TIMES reports that YOUTUBE is coming to mobile phones, or, to be more precise, a small slice of YOUTUBE is coming to some VERIZON WIRELESS phones.
While its popular website is free, YOUTUBE’s phone-based version will require a $15-a-month subscription to a VERIZON WIRELESS service called VCAST. And instead of choosing what to watch from a vast library of clips, VCAST users will be limited to an unspecified number of videos selected and approved by the companies.
"Everybody carries a phone with them, but they may not have a computer," said YOUTUBE CTO/Co-Founder STEVE CHEN. "People can take the phone out of their pocket while waiting for the bus and watch a video."