It’s not a surprise that MySpace is trying its best to fight against Facebook and, as of lately, it’s been doing it quite well. We’ve recently seen many MySpace developments as the company continues to expand their open platform solutions, video solutions, their advertising platform, and many other services.
The main reason for this is obviously to prevent users to shift to Facebook and as much as this is a pretty inevitable situation, they are trying very hard to retain consumers with the constant use of innovation.
MySpace Videos will be now available on every streaming-video-enabled mobile device, including BlackBerry Bold, Nokia N97, Motorola Q9, Palm Centro, and many more. Although there’s been no mentions about the iPhone, we can definitely expect a new relaunched version of their iPhone application to include a browsing video facility fairly soon… at least I hope so!
MySpace is the first social network to launch a video streaming service on mobile (apart obviously from YouTube on iPhones) but I’m pretty sure we’ll see other players follow suit very soon.
Business Wire says: “In order to meet ever-increasing video demand, MySpace utilizes RipCods On-Demand Video Transcoding technology to optimize mobile video delivery and give users an improved mobile video experience. Real time transcoding enables MySpace to easily support several different handsets even though they require different combinations of codecs, bit rates, and resolutions”… Pretty sweet i guess!