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