Two sides of a stream: SaaS vs. Advertising
We’re intrigued by today’s news from Google’s I/O conference about how YouTube is making their beta live video service more available to certain select parters (those with more than 1000 followers and are selected through an application process). While some view this as a competitive threat to Ustream, we see this development as complementary and it certainly validates the significance of LIVE as the next wave in online video.
Since 2007, Ustream has built an open technology platform that allows anyone to instantly transmit live broadcasts over the internet, using anything from a simple mobile phone app to the most sophisticated digital camera. Many cameras like those from Panasonic, Samsung and Logitech now come with Ustream built-in. It’s literally “point, shoot, and stream live to Ustream.”