Funny, I couldn’t Qik this video. Why? It was embargoed until tonight. So, I used a Flip camera instead of my Nokia phone.
But Qik is moving fast to support the most handsets out there.
For the people who don’t know what Qik does it lets you broadcast live video from your cell phone.
Anyway, a whole team of Russians made this because it’s hard to get video access on a Blackberry. In the video you meet the team behind Qik.
Want to read up on the moves instead of watch a video? Here are some others who’ve written about this news:
And, of course, you can talk more about Qik on FriendFeed.
Yesterday I visited Qik.com’s headquarters and they loaded a very early version of their iPhone streaming video app onto my iPhone. Here’s the first video I did with it.
Note that this is NOT a jailbroken iPhone, but they needed to do some magic to build me an app that’ll only run on my iPhone. I don’t know when it’ll be submitted to Apple as an official application. But for now I’m having fun trying it out.
The New York Times, tomorrow, has an article about the controversy over using Internet communications tools like Qik and Twitter and whether they should be allowed to be used by members of Congress. Both Qik and Twitter should be thanking Congressman John Culberson (that’s him, being Qik interviewed by me and Andrew Feinberg). You can read his Twitter account here and you can watch his Qik videos here. It’s amazing how this all started when Andrew Feinberg and I interviewed Culberson just a couple of weeks ago. Andrew broke this story and deserves the credit.
In this Qik video we filmed, you’ll hear him explain the coming controversy over using video in Congress.
Amazing how these tools are quickly being picked up in all sorts of non-techie places and are causing major controversies.
UPDATE: Andrew linked to more video and other posts on this story on FriendFeed.
I just wrote a guest post over on TechCrunch where I cover why Kyte.tv is going to win in the cell phone video space.
Oh, I wish I could write that headline. I did interview AT&T’s CTO, John Donovan, on my Nokia cell phone today. We did talk about the 3G network that AT&T built. But he wouldn’t answer any questions about Apple. Of course that’s why he got to be CTO of one of the biggest phone companies in the world: he’s smart.
This was the first time he was interviewed on a cell phone, which I found somewhat interesting. He talked to me about the LTE network they are working on, which will be even faster than 3G.
Speaking of Qik, on TechCrunch they just announced that they are supporting Windows Mobile now too.