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Ustream Wins Webware 100 Award in Photo and Video Category

Webware 100

We’re thrilled to announce Ustream is a winner in CNET’s 2009 Webware 100 Award in the Photo and Video category. The Webware 100 Awards recognize the best of Web 2.0 apps as determined by CNET readers and users. This is the third year we have won this high honor and we appreciate the support of our entire community that helped make this happen.

Nearly 630,000 votes were cast during the voting this year. For information about the award and a full list of winners, click here.


Live Web Chat with Joshua DuBois, President Obama’s Director of Religious Affairs; and other events for the week of May 18

Religious Life in the Obama Era: 5/20, 7pm PST
Religious Life in the Obama Era
Starting at 7pm PST on Wednesday, May 20th, Speaking of Faith’s Krista Tippett will be holding a live conversation with Joshua DuBois, head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, former associate pastor, and President Obama’s campaign Director of Religious Affairs.

Their conversation will focus on the changing face of religion in the United States under the Obama administration. Following the conversation will be a Q+A session, moderated by Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute, with pre-show music provided by Robert Bell and David Stenshoel.

Tune in live here.

Three great events are all happening on Monday, May 18th. At 3pm PST, Museum 2.0 exhibit designer Nina Simone will be giving a lecture in the Baird Auditorium of The National Museum of Natural History. Watch it here.

Starting at 4pm PST, Valerie Waters will be launching a live stream of her program, “I Want My Bikini Body!” Tune in to catch Rachel Nichols, star of the upcoming GI Joe film, who will be calling in as a special guest! You can watch it here.


Country music artist Whitney Duncan will be streaming her show, “Whit’s Wit”, starting at 4:30pm PST. Tune in here to watch and participate!

Later this week, starting at 5:30am PST on Wednesday, May 20th The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will be streaming a day-long symposium entitled “Beyond the Obituaries: Success Stories in Ocean Conservation.” The symposium will include short presentations on everything from sea turtles rebounding in Central America, to pollution clean-up on the Black Sea. Be sure to check it out here.

On Thursday, May 21st, starting at 6:00pm PST, Alfred.TV will be doing an interactive webcast to raise money for a children’s hospital. Watch and participate here.

Beginning at 9:30am PST on Saturday, May 23rd, and continuing on Sunday, May 24th, you can tune into live coverage from the Jones Beach Airshow. Catch all of the action here!


Shiba Inu Puppy Cam Wins People’s Voice Webby Award

Webby Awards

The Shiba Inu Live Puppy cam was crowned today the People’s Voice Award winner in the Viral category for the 13th Annual Webby Awards! Congratulations to the Shiba Six, Mr. and Mrs. SFShiba and the Ustream community who cast votes for the puppy cam. Your voices were heard!

Competition was stiff, as there were more than 500,000 votes cast for all of the People’s Voice Awards, and nearly 10,000 works entered from all 50 U.S. states and over 60 countries throughout the world.

Ustream celebrates the Shiba Inu Live Puppy Cam for being the best Viral video of the Web!


Jonas Brothers live web chat, and other events for the week of May 4

Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers will do a live web chat powered by Ustream on Thursday, May 7, starting at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. They will celebrate their new album release with a series of upcoming webchats featured on Facebook. To watch, go here.

Get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit on May 5 by tuning into Mexico’s Presidencia de la Republica live newscast aqui (that’s here, for all of you non-Spanish speakers)!

7 Minutes
Wednesday, May 6 starting at 10:30 am PT, join in for a 7 Minutes to Reinvent the Internet event. This event will feature seven prominent thought leaders, each speaking for seven minutes about the future of online advertising. Catch the discussion here.

For some fun animal cams, we recommend:

Mole Cam: Tales from the underground- Check out the mysterious life of moles!

Termite Cam- They’re creepy, crawly, and you can tune into the eusocial action here.

Naked squirrels- Real squirrels hanging out on a porch in Santa Monica, California. See it all unfold here!

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