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Ustream.TV – The Eventstreaming- iRevolution

Zooomr TV LIVE iPhone CoverageYesterday’s iPhone craze was widespread and well known. Ustreamers across the country covered the event live from NYC, to the Technology Evangelist at Mall of America in MN, Entercourse.TV in Dallas, to iPhone Ustreamers in San Fransisco, to ZooomrTV in PaloUstream.TV Founder John Ham at the Palo Alto Apple Store During the Ustream.TV iPhone Giveaway Alto CA, to our Ustreamers in Hawaii.

In total, over 70,000 viewers watched and participated LIVE in the launch of Apple’s iPhone.

Special Congrats to the Benjamin Higgebotham and the Technology Evanagelist who were the FIRST Ustreamers to break 1,000 simultaneous viewers. One hour later ZooomrTV accomplished the same feat.

Ustream.TV CEO Chris Yeh says, “Ustream is delighted that we were able to support Ustreamers like Zooomr TV and Technology Evangelist in their coverage of the iPhone launch. We continue to be amazed by the resourcefulness, creativity, and talent of Ustreamers everywhere, and look forward to seeing what they do for future events. As I watched both CNBC on my TV, and Kris Tate on my laptop, I was struck by the impact of the democratization of TV. CNBC offers a centrally directed broadcast. Kris was answering questions from passers by and folks calling his cell phone. The two were very different, but very compelling in very different ways.”Ustreamers Technology Evangelist iPhone Coverage

Duncan Riley of Techcrunch had a very insightful article on the power of Eventstreaming. They keenly recognized the power of the Ustream/Zooomr iPhone coverage writing “By comparison the Zooomr logo and brand were exposed to thousands (maybe even more) watching the Eventstream on Ustream, many of whom may never have heard of or used Zooomr before. Money could possibly buy that exposure, but it is well a truly beyond the reach of most. In marketing terms it was pure brilliance, and it will not go unnoticed. The first wave of Eventstreaming will be driven by smart startups who know a good thing when they see it, and who can’t afford to buy this sort of exposure any other way. Eventstreaming is the difference between just being there, and being seen.

“By democratizing TV, Ustream hopes to let everyone with talent and opinions voice their views and display their creativity. The more conversations we have, the more insight we’ll generate, and the better off we’ll all be. Viva la revolucion!” Chris Yeh CEO of Ustream.TV

Check out this Techcrunch Article on Ustream.TV and Eventstreaming: HERE >>


Ustream.TV Wins “Viewer’s Choice” at Under The Radar Conference

Under The Radar ConferenceUstream.TV today won the “Viewer’s Choice” Award in the INTERNET TV category at the Under The Radar Conference in Palo Alto, CA.

Ustream.TV covered the event LIVE streaming all the presenting companies and panels from the Microsoft Offices.

The Under The Radar Conference is where startups who are shaping the future of entertainment and media come together. The conference showcases the future leaders of innovation – startups with next big idea, seasoned management teams and pedigrees that get the blogosphere buzzing.

Ustream.TV CEO Chris Yeh presented at the conference featured during the Internet TV panel discussions. “Live is interesting because so may things can happen, you can be surprised and there’s more anticipation,” said uStream.tv CEO Chris Yeh. “And we enable interactivity.”


John Edwards Connects With His Base LIVE on Ustream.TV

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSenator John Edwards LIVE On Ustream.tvIn yet another example of Ustream.TV impacting the political processes of our country, Presidential Candidate Senator John Edwards streamed LIVE to his base of supporters on Ustream.TV yesterday. In his “Its Time To Party For Change”, the Edwards campaign sponsored hundreds of house parties across the country. Thousands of Americans gathered in living rooms to join John Edwards’ campaign to change America. This is democracy, LIVE.

Senator Edwards was joined by his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards to discuss the issues, build local support, and talk live with their supporters. Each house party was able to talk live with the Senator and Mrs. Edwards. For most of these supporters, it was the first time they were able to directly interact with the Senator.

Another Presidential Candidate Senator Chris Dodd has streamed LIVE on Ustream.TV on several occasions in the past leveraging Ustream.TV’s LIVE platform and rallying his base. ustream.TV has also seen the Young Democrats of Atlanta stream their conventions and politcal activists stream their rallies.

For more information on John Edwards, please visit www.johnedwards.com

Also see Shel Israel’s recent discussions on Ustream and the political process: HERE>>


Senator Chris Dodd Ustreaming LIVE Today at 5pm EST

Presidential Candidate Sentator Chris DoddPresidential Candidate Senator Chris Dodd will stream LIVE today at 5pm EST on Ustream.TV (Click Here). Senator Dodd has shown the power of LIVE video several times by streaming debates, town halls, and interactive sessions on Ustream.TV.

Senator Dodd has said, “One of the great things about the internet is because of sites like MySpace, YouTube and UStream, the financial barrier to communicating on a mass scale is essentially nothing. With a video camera (or web cam) your message can be broadcast to more people in a single day than watch some of the most popular cable news shows. Social networking sites like this one provide candidates and elected officials the opportunity to participate in mass two-way communication — not just talk at you.”

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Ustream.TV Wins CNET’s Webware Top 100! CNET Top 5 Editor’s Choice!

Ustream.TV Selected As Webware Top 100 Site of Web 2.0CNET’s Webware today announced the winners of the Top 100 sites of Web 2.0.

And Ustream.TV Won!

 

Over the course of 20 days in May and June, the community of Webware.com users voted for its favorite Web applications. These are the results: the top 100 Web apps, 10 in each of 10 categories, determined by Webware readers and the fans of the sites that made the final cut.

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Rafe’s analysis of the results

CNET’s Ustream.TV Profile

There were more than 5,000 nominations for sites to be included in this awards program, which Webware’s editors pruned to a list of 250 finalists. Users then voted on those finalists–there were 489,467 votes cast–to come up with these: The top 100 Webware sites for 2007.

Ustream.TV also was selected as a Top 5 Editor’s Choice by Rafe Needleman (see video here). Senior Editor Rafe Needlemen says of Ustream.TV, “This is the future of the internet.”  Ustream.TV is in great company as other winners included in the Media Category are Youtube, Flickr, Fotki, Photobucket, LastFM, Pandora, NetFlix, Zooomr, and Yahoo Videos.  Ustream.TV was the only live video streaming site selected.

A special thanks to all the Ustreamer’s out there who voted and made this possible.


Graduationcast! Stanford University Student Streams Graduation LIVE From Her Cap!

Is Ustream.TV becoming mainstream? Stanford thinks so.

Stanford University Commencement LIVEIn a Internet and Ustream.TV first, Stanford University student Marie Jo Mont-Reynaud attached a webcam to her graduation cap and streamed the entire Graduation Commencement LIVE on Ustream.TV. She even had a live chatroom and was able to interact with friends and family during the ceremony.

Stanford University Graduation LIVEThat is cool. That is mainstream.

Marie Jo, a senior at Stanford University, decided to stream live when her grandmother who lives on the other side of the country was unable attend. Not only was her grandmother able to see her graduate live, she saw the graduation from Marie Jo’s eyes! “When I found out my grandmother couldn’t make it, I figured I would just Ustream it. She called me several times during the ceremony to tell me she loved me and could see everything,” said Marie Jo. “Hopefully I started a tradition at Stanford that will continue into the future.”

This stream was also embedded into the Stanford University Blog for other parents and relatives across the country to witness. Hundreds of friends and relatives tuned in to watch live.

Stanford University Graduation LIVE


Pirillo Interviews Ustream CEO Chris Yeh on “Community Leadership”

Pirillo Interviews Ustream CEO Chris Yeh On Community LeadershipInternet Guru and Avid Ustreamer, Chris Pirillo (live.pirillo.com), recently interviewed Ustream.tv CEO Chris Yeh on Community Leadership.  

By Community we mean the wonderful and creative Ustream.tv broadcasters, viewers, and users.

By Leadership we mean the act of facilitating the growth and nurturing of our community.

Ustream.tv strongly recognizes the importance of our community.  Ultimately it is you that has made Ustream.tv the most recognized live streaming site on the internet.

You can understand more out the role of a Community Leader/Evangelist/Advocate/Manager HERE.

See the full video with Chris Pirillo and Ustream.tv CEO Chris Yeh HERE>>


Ustream.tv Selected As Finalist In Webware’s “Top 100 of Web 2.0”

Webware's Top 100Ustream.tv is proud to announce its selection as a finalist in CNET’s Webware “Top 100” services of Web 2.0.

25 finalists in 8 categories were selected by CNET staff based on their impact and popularity in Web 2.0  These finalists are then voted on by the world to form the “Top 100”.  Ustream.tv was selected for the Media: Audio, Video, Photo category is such company as Youtube, Flickr, Myspace, and Netflix.

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“This demonstrates Ustream’s continued leadership in the live video space and a testament to the future rise of live video on the internet” says Chris Yeh, CEO of Ustream.tv.

Polls end June 11th, so hurry and go vote today (for Ustream of course!).  CLICK HERE TO VOTE >>


Ustream.tv Impacting Music and The Political Process

The world is quickly learning the power of live interactive video.  It is no longer about consuming, but about experiencing.

Country GavinSo where is Ustream.tv having an impact and making its power known? Music and Politics.

For the past week, Jonathan Coulton (jonathancoulton.com) has been recording a new song called “Octopus”. He has been broadcasting the entire process via Ustream and showcasing the video on his site. (Watch Jonathan Coulton Here).

Trying to gain some fame and get exposure, GavinCountry streams live from his studios in Nashville, TN each night interacting with fans and taking requests (Watch Gavin Here).

Presidential Candidate Senator Chris DoddRecently Democratc Presidential Candidate Senator Chris Dodd has streamed several events through Ustream.tv.  Most recently he streamed before and during the Democratic Presidential Debate with nearly 10,000 viewers. (Watch Chris Dodd Here).  Tim Targaris of Dodd’s Campaign says services like Ustream.tv “reflect the Senator’s belief in the importance of a direct conversation between voters and the campaign.”Young Democrats of Atlanta

The Young Democrats of Atlanta are utilizing Ustream.tv to organize and strength their community (Watch Video Here) as well.  They have recognized that Ustream.tv can help deliver their message and broaden their support.

Interaction and Experience are being redefined.  Live.

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