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2/27/2009 TechCrunch Roundtable

TechCrunch will LIVE stream its innovative Cloud Computing Roundtable tomorrow on Ustream & MeetUp .

Whose Cloud is it Anyway?

Date: Friday, February 27, 2:30 – 6:30 pm

2:30 – 3:15 Product Pitches
Product pitches from several early-stage, cloud-focused start-ups.

The panel of experts:
Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
George Zachary, partner, Charles River Ventures
Geoff Ralston, CEO LaLa
David Bernstein, VP/General Manager, Cisco
David Kralik, Silicon Valley office Director of Newt Gingrich

3:30 – 5:00 Roundtable Discussion

Are we on the verge of a new set of platform wars that will make the Windows Vs. Mac war look like Tiddlywinks? Or will all the different cloud platforms which are emerging create an interwoven fabric of Web applications that draw from each cloud as is convenient? What does a social enterprise app look like?

To help us explore these questions we’ll have on hand:
Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com
Vic Gundotra, VP Engineering, Google
Amitabh Srivastava, Corporate VP, Windows Azure
Lew Tucker, CTO, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems
Scott Dietzen, SVP Communications Products, Yahoo
Paul Buchheit, Co-founder, FriendFeed; creator of Gmail
Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon
Mike Schroepfer, VP of Engineering, Facebook
Gina Bianchini, CEO, Ning
John Engates, CTO, Rackspace

Roundtable Moderators:
Erick Schonfeld, co-editor TechCrunch
Steve Gillmor, editor TechCrunchIT

5:00 – 6:30 MeetUp Reception and Demo Tables


CPAC 2009 Live Feb 26th-28th

CPAC
Is the conservative movement over now that President Obama is in office?  Don’t tell that the 9,000 people at CPAC this week.  Find out for yourself as the CPAC 2009 conference is live on Ustream presented by our partner Townhall.com.

The leaders of the conservative movement will be speaking live and making their case to the nation Thursday Feb 26th – 28th live here on Ustream.  All the big guns are out to include Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Romney/Huckabee.  

Join the conversation at the link below:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/townhall-presents-cpac-2009


President Obama Speaks Live Tonight

Be sure to tune in tonight at 6pm PST for a LIVE address from President Barack Obama on Air America’s Ustream show page. Only a week after Obama signed a stimulus bill of $787 billion and two days before Congress receives a summary of his 2010 budget, President Obama will be addressing the world regarding foreign policy, the deficit, and where he plans to take the nation.

Tune in here to watch:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/air-america


Live Co-cast from Hollywood for the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22

Oscar

Tune into Ustream on Sunday at 2 p.m. to catch the glamour of Hollywood during the Oscars! Hosted and produced by Fame-Is.tv, the Oscar marathon starts at 2 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 22 and will continue until 10 p.m. PT. The show will include supplementary coverage of Hollywood’s biggest event, including live commentary and footage from multiple locations.  Viewers can interact by chatting with the show hosts and with each other during the live stream.

Join us here!


Today, Ustream launches Watershed

Watershed is a self-serve platform for organizations both large and small who need private-label live, interactive video. Flexible for everyone, Watershed offers plug-and-play widgets to robust API integration solutions as well as Pay-As-You-Go pricing: No monthly fees, No contracts, and No wasted bandwidth. Ever.

Here’s what my partners have to share in this Watershed moment:

Brad Hunstable, founder and President, says, “Watershed gives customers flexible pricing that traditional content delivery networks (CDNs) are not able to provide due to their legacy capital costs. Thus Watershed is a perfect solution for IT managers who need that flexibility.”

Dr. Gyula Feher, founder and CTO, says, “Watershed was designed and developed to be the most flexible platform for live, interactive video. With that in mind, the solution offers everything from plug-and-play widgets to robust API integration solutions. And our Pay-As-You-Go pricing means no monthly fees, no contracts, and no wasted bandwidth for our customers. As a value proposition to the market, Watershed truly marks an industry watershed moment.”

In summary, we’re bringing the most flexible platform with the most flexible pricing to market. It’s truly a Watershed Moment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful users and employees. Today, we’ve brought a compelling live streaming solution for businesses. Without you, none of this is possible. Thank you.


Events for the week of February 16th, 2009

Monday, Feb 16th from 10pm – 11pm EST join us for a Post-Bachelor Video Chat with DeAnna Pappas. Come chat with the 2008 star, hear the inside stories, and more!  Watch with us LIVE here:

Tuesday, Feb 17th starting at 5 pm PST join the leading producer of videogame websites, including 1UP.com, MyCheats.com, FileFront.com, and GameVideos.com, as well as EGM Magazine as the editors play upcoming games LIVE for all to see.  Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/389750

Wednesday, Feb 18th from 8-10pm PST join us for Two Jacks in the Hole broadcast, where Scott Marder, a writer for the very popular TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be on the show. The songs Day Man and Night Man that he wrote for the show are a phenomenon. Bu sure to tune in, and join the chat LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/two-jacks-in-the-hole

Wednesday, Feb 18th at 10pm PST Driving Sports TV, the fastest show on Ustream.tv Late Night. Tune in and watch the DSTV crew showoff the latest in new cars and automotive performance: Watch with us LIVE here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/driving-sports-tv

Wednesday’s and Sunday’s from 8pm – Midnight CST, come play with BradManTV. This week’s guest is Miss United States 2008, Graziella Baratta! Tune in on February 18th at 8pm, and if you have any questions you would like to ask Graziella, email info(AT)bradman.tv or DM  to @bradmantv!  Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bradmantv-live

 

Thursday, Feb. 19th from 9am – 10am PST join us for Autoline Detroit, with special guests, three top auto industry journalists/analysts including John McElroy, as they discuss the stability and health of today’s auto industry will be on the show to discuss the plight of GM and Chrysler as they go before the U.S. Treasury this next week.   Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/autoline

Thursday, Feb 19th from 9am –  9pm PST join us for a LIVE release of the new book  “Twitter Power” Wiley Publications. Special twitter guests including Chris Pirillo, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Scoble, MC Hammer, and more. Join us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/joel-comm-live

Thursday, Feb 19th from  5pm – 7pm PST join Valerie Waters for a Live Q&A on Celebrity Fitness. “I am going to do a open Ustream chat to answer questions on how anyone can look Red Carpet Ready like the celebs. I’ve been getting tons of calls from magazines for this info so I thought I would bring it directly to the people.” Watch with us LIVE here:

Friday, Feb 20th – Sun Feb 22, join us for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the world!  The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is excited to have you join us in our fight to conquer childhood cancer.
Watch with us LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/penn-state-dance-marathon

 

Saturday, Feb 21, from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST we have a great event LIVE from Brown University. The Brown Entrepreneurship Program’s biggest event of the year, the EP Forum gives students the opportunity to hear and learn from world class entrepreneurs; connect with each other, professors, alumni, and other professionals; and share ideas in an open and exciting atmosphere.

Speaker list includes:
Matt Flannery – Co Founder & CEO, Kiva.org
Ted Garcia – Fmr. Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Starbucks Corporation
Mark Victor Hansen – Co-Creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
David Shrier – Fmr. Ronco COO, Serial Executive, Business Transformation Expert

Watch with us LIVE here:

Tune in Sundays at 7pm PST, tune in for the FierceUgly LIVE show! This weekly podcast from three self proclaimed guys with ‘faces for audio’.  Listen with us each week as they discuss current events, politics, tech and much more.  Also featuring a segment they call Jen’s Box where she runs down all the happenings in TV for the previous week. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fierceugly.com

Tuesday, Feb 24nd from 10am PST join the president of West Point Thoroughbreds for their “State of the Industry” press conference. This half hour event will touch on everything we can look forward to that West Point Thoroughbreds have going in the coming months.
Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/west-point-thoroughbreds


Twestival LIVE on Ustream, Thursday February 12, 2009

Ustream is happy to be bringing you LIVE coverage from 4 of the World’s Largest Twitter fundraising drive locations this evening. Twestival is bringing together local communities to raise money and awareness for Charity: Water, an innovative non-profit dedicated to providing clean water to developing communities in desperate need.locations,

Below are the 4 events you’ll be able to watch LIVE right here on Ustream.TV!

LA Twestival:
Starting at 8pm PST and ending at 2am PST, LIVE from the 2,000 capacity Club 740, in downtown LA’s historic old Globe Theater Twestival LA will be featuring celebrity guests from in and out of the blogosphere, nationally headlining comedians and super-star DJs including:

Joe Rogan
Ben Morrison

Dov Davidoff

Nick Thune

Robtronik

iJustine
David Lawrence

And many more. If you can’t make it down to the event, or don’t live in LA please come watch with us here:

Dallas Twestival:
From 6pm-10pm CST, LIVE from the Mockingbird Station in downtown Dallas the will be live music, a comedy show at Hyena’s Comedy Club featuring Dallas’s finest, and a showing of Frost/Nixon at the Angelika starting at 7pm. If you live in the Dallas area, be sure to swing by for drink specials, photo booth fun, and much more. For more information tweet @DallasTwestival. Be sure to watch with us here:

Honolulu Twestival:

From 10pm-2am EST join Angela Keen, Maleko, and others for a great event LIVE from Oceans 808 at Restaurant Row for great food, drinks, music, and amazing giveaways including trips and much more! This event will be featuring Hawaiian celebrities and musicians including:
Guy Cruz

Anuhea

Mailani Makainai

The Band SunSet

Don’t miss any of this great event, and tune in with us here:

Bristol Testival:

From 6:30pm GMT – 11pm GMT LIVE from The Lanes this event will have free drinks for the first 100 people, raffles all night, half price bowling, and great guests featuring:

DJ Twang
Mango Factory
Kerry McCarthy MP
Fortune Drive
Leisure Allstars

Tune in here for all of the great LIVE performances:

The organizers of Twestival have made is easy to donate any amount by encouraging anyone and everyone to donate using Tipjoy.

We hope you enjoy these great events!


Twitter Founder joins Ustream Advisory Board

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter in 2007 and grew it to be one of the most popular communication platforms on the Internet. “Ustream has amazing technology and great timing. The environment is ready to accept a real-time broadcast platform that allows everyone in society to live stream,” says Dorsey. “I look forward to working with the Ustream team and look forward to assisting the company.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Jack,” says John Ham, Ustream’s CEO. “His strategy in ‘all things real-time’ will be invaluable as Ustream navigates the many opportunities that face us today. We look forward to working with Jack and welcome him to the Ustream Advisory Board.”

The Ustream Advisory Board includes GEN(R) Wesley Clark as well as Former Head of Monetization at You Tube Shashi Seth.


Facebook Connect – Login and Let Your Facebook Friends Know What You’re Up To!

You may have noticed the new blue button in the login section today. You may have wondered “What is this thing?”.

This is Facebook Connect. Its amazing.

With Facebook Connect you can log in to Ustream with a click of a button. Not only that, but you know all those friends you have on Facebook? Those couple hundred friends that need love to know what you’re doing at any given time? Well, now whenever you broadcast, record a video, create a show, or even find a cool show, you have the option to share it with them in their newsfeed!

So go on! Login with Facebook Connect and share that ridiculously cute kitten stream with them – its too much cute for just you! Your friends will thank you.

To connect your Ustream account with Facebook Connect follow these steps:

1) Click the Facebook Connect Button and Log In

2) Enter in your Ustream username and password. (Or if you don’t have a Ustream account, you can make one and your Facebook account will be attached to it).

3) Log in! That was easy? Now next time you come to Ustream all you have to do is hit the “Facebook Connect” button and you’ll be logged in instantly!

You can share the following actions:

1) Broadcasting! Of course. When you press the “Start Broadcast” button in the broadcast console you will get a pop up asking if you would like to send this to your Facebook newsfeed.

2) Recording a show! Once you’re done recording a video and you have named it, you will get a pop up asking if you would like to send this to your Facebook newsfeed. The coolest part about this is that your Facebook friends will actually be able to watch the Ustream video on Facebook. You will get so many views from this!

3) Creating a show. When you make a new show you want to tell as many people as possible. Well, we know that, so we’re letting you notify your Facebook friends! A pop up will appear after you save your show asking your permission to send a notification to Facebook.

4) Sharing a cool show! This has got to be the coolest one. All those times you were watching something awesome on Ustream that you wanted to share with everyone (Obama, Shiba Inu Puppies, Obama Sign, Lil’ Wayne, 50 Cent….and so on) – Now you can! It only takes one click to. A special button just for users with Facebook Connect has been added to all show pages directly under the video player. Click “Tell your friends what you’re watching” and instanly the show will appear in your friend’s newsfeed.


Events for the Second Week of February 2009

On Monday February 9th at 5pm PST, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California will showcase their trailblazing outer space fleet of robotic spacecraft LIVE on Ustream.  The team will be exploring outer space, and returning with data about Earth, Mars, Saturn, other worlds and the far reaches of the Universe. Be sure to tune in here:

Monday the 9th, at 6:30pm EST join Mayor Cory A. Booker for his annual State of the City Address LIVE from Newark Symphony Hall, in Newark, New Jersey. He will detail the progress Newark made and challenges the City faced in 2008, as well as expectations and aspirations for 2009. Tune in here for Mayor Booker’s Address: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/city-of-newark-nj

Tuesday at 9am PST join us for the National Congress of American Indian, 8th Annual State of Indian Nations Address, from their President Joe A. Garcia. For more information or to RSVP contact April Hale at 202-607-6952 or ahale@ncai.org. Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/national-congress-of-american-indians-state-of-the

Tuesday the 10th at 9pm EST join ZedalzaNewYork for their version of a Grammy Awards review! The chat will be full for LIVE viewer reactions about everything from Michael Phelps’ bong, Alex Rodriguez’s testosterone, and the host’s Girlfriend’s BIG move across the country…Without him! Tune in early for live music, and stay late for everything else.

Wednesday the 11th through Friday the 13th, LIVE from New York City is the Fifth Annual United Nations’ Web4Dev Conference, hosted by UNICEF.  Bringing together global thought leaders and innovators from the United Nations, academia, the development and private sectors to focus on the importance of strategic partnerships, innovation and new technology for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.Web4Dev – Innovation for Access aims to promote innovation in three cross-cutting areas by sharing resources and expertise, and laying the foundation for future collaboration across academia, the development, and private sectors. Please watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/web4dev—innovation-for-access-2009

On Wednesday from 8-10pm PST join us for Two Jacks in the Hole broadcast, where Scott Marder, a writer for the very popular TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be on the show. The songs Day Man and Night Man that he wrote for the show are a phenomenon. Bu sure to tune in, and join the chat LIVE here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/two-jacks-in-the-hole

Sundays from 9pm – 11pm CST join us for some of the hottest musical acts around. LIVE chats with the artists, free ringtone and video downloads, and the best part, a concert right in your own living room! From multi-platinum producers to the next big thing, BroadBeats.com has it all. Watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/broadbeats.com

Tune in Sundays at 7pm PST, tune in for the FierceUgly LIVE show! This weekly podcast from three self proclaimed guys with ‘faces for audio’.  Listen with us each week as they discuss current events, politics, tech and much more.  Also featuring a segment they call Jen’s Box where she runs down all the happenings in TV for the previous week. Watch with us here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fierceugly.com

On Thursday the 19, from 12 Noon – 12 Midnight (EST) there is a groundbreaking Internet event with viewers around the world called Tweet-a-Thon 2009. This 12-hour special event hosted by the New York Times best-selling author is scheduled to feature some of the biggest names in the social media world, including technical evangelist Robert Scoble, Grammy-award winning musician MC Hammer, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton, WineLibrary.tv host Gary Vaynerchuk, Lockergnome.com’s Chris Pirillo, Best-selling author Mark Joyner, Heroes television star David Lawrence, Social media expert Chris Brogan, and many more. More info to come, but keep your eye out.

Lastly, here are a few great streams I think you’ll enjoy:

24/7 Baby Hummingbird Cam:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hummingbird-babies-webcam
Birds from the Brazilian Atlantic Forrest:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/birds-from-brazilian-atlantic-forest


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