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News Scan: Mobile to account for more than 50% of paid ad clicks; UC users want mobile device integration; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/19 including: mobile's share of paid ad clicks on Google, why mobile device integration is important to UC users, the increased interest of mobile video for big brand advertisement, the growth of the attachment rate for in-car factory-installed navigation units and the forecast from eMarketer for mobile ad spend in 2014.

Infographic: Mobile video stalling continues to frustrate consumers

Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.

Rovio's ToonsTV channel tops 1B views, 'Angry Birds Toons' Season 2 on tap

Rovio Entertainment will begin airing the second season of its  Angry Birds Toons  animated series in 2014, concurrently premiering a new series spotlighting the publisher's  Bad Piggies  franchise and its popular Stella the pink bird character.

Report: FAA set to relax restrictions on passenger access to mobile devices

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel will meet this week to complete a recommendation on relaxing rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing,  The New York Times  reports.

YouTube adding offline viewing option to mobile apps

Google is poised to add offline viewing features to its YouTube mobile video applications.

Amazon Instant Video for iOS adds AirPlay streaming support

Amazon is updating its Instant Video application for iOS to support Apple's AirPlay streaming media platform, enabling consumers to beam feature-length films and television shows from the Amazon app to their Apple TV digital receiver.

Facebook trials auto-play video in mobile News Feed, ads could follow

Facebook is introducing automatic video playback features into users' mobile News Feed, paving the way for the social media giant to launch mobile video-based advertising efforts.

Yahoo premieres Screen app for iOS, debuts multi-platform original comedies

Yahoo is launching Screen, a video application optimized for Apple's iOS, in tandem with eight new original digital comedy series featuring Hollywood talents including Jack Black, Ed Helms and John Stamos.

Aereo streaming TV service premiering Android app next month

Upstart streaming TV service Aereo will launch a native application optimized for Google's Android sometime in September, CEO Chet Kanojia told  International Business Times.

Apple acquires AlgoTrim to boost mobile media efficiency

Apple has acquired AlgoTrim, a Swedish software developer dedicated to maximizing mobile data, imaging, video and computer graphics performance while minimizing memory requirements. Financial details are unknown.