May 11, 2006

YouTube Allows Mobile Uploads

By Andrew Wallenstein

LOS ANGELES -- Viral-video outfit YouTube is dialing into wireless devices, unveiling a new service Wednesday that will allow people to upload footage taken by mobile phones or PDAs.

The service could accelerate the already rapid growth of YouTube, which previously required uploads to be made via computer. The new technology could enable witnesses to a news event to share on-site footage from phones equipped with video cameras.

The service will work with wireless networks including Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. It also requires signing up for a YouTube member account.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter