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Thanksgiving and Pink Friday for the Cure LIVE events

Come gather with us this holiday weekend to enjoy some festive seasonal streams and even a great deal or two for a worthwhile cause on Friday!

turkeytrackerInteractive Thanksgiving? A group is doing a live interactive Thanksgiving turkey smoking all day starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. View the live stream here.

Cameras will broadcast the smoker and the cooking process, along with a chat and a Flickr pool where others can post photos. A Twitter feed will include updates from a USB thermometer rig, allowing anyone to join in to participate in a virtual, interactive Thanksgiving. For more details, check it out.

Marc Horowitz from TalkShow247 is doing a special Thanksgiving Island show. Tomorrow, one unfortunate friend or family member is going to eat their green bean casserole alone… outside… on the porch!

Tune in to cast your vote on who should eat Thanksgiving dinner alone!  Will it be Marc’s mom, Marc’s best friend, his ex-girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend’s twin sister, Marc’s mom’s blind date, or will it be the host himself?

Check it out starting at 9 a.m. PST. The final vote will be cast at 4:30 p.m. PST. Tune in early and make your opinions and decisions!

Tune in for a cool charitable event and some great deals on Friday: CompUSA and TigerDirect, leading retailers of consumer electronics and technology products, are branding November 28 as “Pink Friday for the Cure” for the second year in a row and expect to raise more than $250,000 from a portion of total sales and from customer donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.

Check out the live webcast all day here on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in which limited quantities of products will be sold at 50 percent off their list price, with the full proceeds of the sale products going directly to Komen. For more information, visit the web site.




Puppycam popularity (Today Show, CNN, and NBC)

It all started 5 weeks ago, when a SF couple decided to setup a live puppy cam on Ustream. Ever since they hit the “broadcast now” button things have been interesting around the Ustream offices. Due to the “cuteness” of the puppies, the show, to quote NBC news anchor and managing editor Brian Williams, “has taken the web by storm.” 4 million people worldwide checked in on 6 of the most adorable puppies we’ve ever seen. It’s been remarkable to see how 6 little puppies have gotten so “big.”

The CNN segment is humorous. The Today Show segment is informative – make sure to watch!

Here are a few samples of their recent popularity:

Here’s the CNN segment:

The Today Show:

NBC Nightly News:



11/15/08 More Puppies!

We have puppies on the brain these days–and maybe you do too! The Shiba Inu puppy cam has been streaming since last month and has been making headlines across the globe.

Check out a few of our many other live puppy cams streaming right now: White Miniature Schnauzers, Havanese Harbor, Golden Doodles and more.

If you have a puppy and are searching for training tips, the Dog Trainer Guru answers your questions, gives demos and information about everything from house to obedience training here on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. She’s on the road this week and will be training dogs live and interviewing their owners.

Love your puppies and want to watch them while you’re away, and even share them with the world? We’d love to see your stream on Ustream, too!


Events For The Week of Monday November 10, 2008

Today, Monday, November 10th, at 7PM (Brasilia time, GMT+2), Wikipedia is launching it’s Brazilian site LIVE on Ustream – http://wikibr.org/. This live event will be promoting the Brazilian page of Wikipedia, and there will be a debate with Jimmy Wales.

WikiBrasil Stream:

Tuesday, November 11th marks the 1-week mark for Marc Horowitz’s 24/7 talk show! The guy who lived in a Nissan for a month and the creator of The National Dinner Tour, launched a 24/7 talk show from his living room last week. This will be a live talk show, unedited and uncut, where Marc is inviting the world into his Los Angeles home to talk about anything they wish! His website is – http://www.talkshow247.com – and this talk show will only be happening until Ground Hog’s Day, so get your name on his calendar today! This is the first time anything like this has ever been tried, and his calendar is already filling up with great guests like his neighbor, New York Times Best Selling Authors, YouTube stars, and more. If you are not in the LA area, you can still co-host by using the Ustream.TV co-host feature.

24/7 Talk Show Stream:

Thursday, November 13th is packed with great live content. We have:

NewTeeVee Live, the premier event showcasing the online video industry’s hottest topics, most talented video producers, promising technologies, leading innovators and top funding executives. The conference sold out early last year and also garnered rave reviews for bringing together the right mix of attendees. Buy your ticket early as this event will sell out.

UStream fans receive 25% discount on NewTeeVee live tickets by using the code USTREAM here – http://newteeveelive.eventbrite.com/?discount=USTREAM


NewTeeVee Streams:

The Connector.ie Meetup is also happening on the 13th, starting at 7pm.  This will be a great event, with featured presenters from Bebo, The Irish Apprentice, and more. For the first time they have invited guests to present on a pre-selected topic, and what a line up they have. Philip McCartney, Head of Sales, Bebo Ireland, Jennifer Maguire- Founder Bella Makeover & Irish star of The Apprentice BBC 2008, Niall Harbison, Co-Founder iFoods.tv as seen on Dragons’ Den BBC 2008.

Friday, November 14th is the first of a 3 day Rock-a-thon! The Rock Medicine volunteers are putting on a 72 hour Rockband, Rockband 2 and Guitar Hero marathon! This 72 hour nonstop gaming marathon will be broadcast live online at www.rockthecause.net, where viewers can watch volunteers play, make donations to Rock Medicine and even win some unique and rare memorabilia. There will be a live chat room for viewer/artist interaction and even the ability to make song requests. For more information on the Rock-a-thon, visit www.rockthecause.net.

Rock-a-thon Stream:

Also on Friday the 14th, Indiana University is having a Live Dance Marathon on campus, with all proceeds benefiting the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley Hospital for Children.

Dance Marathon Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/indiana-university-dance-marathon

Also this week:
Whitney Duncan, The Flaming Lips, Taylor Swift, and Tyler Hilton.

Tyler Hilton is a singer-songwriter and actor, who played the young Elvis in Walk the Line. He also has two Elvis cover songs on the award winning soundtrack. Tyler starred in a Taylor Swift music video, and will be live on Ustream just before Taylor Swift, who has a new album “Fearless”, that comes out on Tuesday and “Love Story”, the lead single, is a top 5 Billboard single

More on this week’s music lineup here: https://video.ibm.com/blog/2008/11/09/from-flaming-lips-to-taylor-swift/

Next Week:
On Tuesady, November 18th, Brea Grant is holding her first ever Twitterview on Ustream. Brea will be using Twitter and Ustream.TV to chat with fans from all over the world. More on this great event closer to the stream date.

Brea Grant Stream:


From Flaming Lips to Taylor Swift…

Got a couple of big music artists coming through this week for some good ‘ol fan Q-and-A. Here’s the lowdown on the events scheduled so far… hope you’re a fan!

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Rising young country starlet Whitney Duncan kicks it off on Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 pm EST /noon Central with the inaugural session of “Whit’s Whit” . A finalist in the 2007 edition of Nashville Star, Whitney has been burning up the charts with her first hit single, “When I Said I Would”.

Just a few ours later on Monday, Nov. 11, 6 pm Pacific, Wayne Coyne, legendary frontman of The Flaming Lips, graces us for another fan Q-and-A.

Fast forward to Thursday afternoon, Nov. 13, where we have two webchats lined up back-to-back superstar friends and collaborators Taylor Swift (5 pm PST) and Tyler Hilton (4 pm PST).

EDIT: The Tyler Hilton Webchat is rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 14, 7 pm PST / 4 pm PST. Seeya then!

Also, we’ve got some interesting projects brewing on the hip hop side of things, so keep an eye out for some surprise announcement with some of the biggest names in hip hop in the coming week.

Remember, email music ustream.tv with your music specific events or broadcast projects.


Why Obama Won….

Signed Ustream hat by President Elect Barack Obama

Just joking!  Maybe I’m a little bias.

Can anyone guess where we got the signature from?


The New Media Election- And It Was Powerful

Tonight I sat back and watched with amazement one of our nation’s most sacred principles unfold live on Ustream.  Over a million people followed the election on Ustream today- from small election parties, to passionate professional broadcasts.

Whether you agree or not, are red or blue, Democrat or Republican, history was made today and many experienced this through our humble service.  Over the last 2 years, John, Gyula and I have had the opportunity to meet many people and see many things because of Ustream, but tonight, for me, was the most powerful.

Thank you to all who support our service.  We have many major announcements coming over the next few months and we will continue to push the limits of this powerful medium.

If you missed President Elect Obama’s speech today, please watch the VOD below.

God Bless America!

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