In case you missed our webinar today — Live Video for Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between, featuring Brad Hunstable (Ustream Founder and CEO) and Steve Vonder Haar (Sr. Analyst, Wainhouse Research) — we’ve compiled together three key takeaways:
This week’s guest blogger is Cali Lewis: What do you get when you mix one part Bill Nye and two parts Fembot? Cali Lewis! You may have seen her co-hosting ‘Call For Help’ with Leo Laporte, or perhaps you’ve seen her reporting on BBC, CNN, MSNBC or Fox. She’s the co-star of GeekBeat.TV, and her millions of fans will tell you – she’s a little bit country, AND a little Rock n’ Roll! Find her on Twitter @calilewis
It’s time for yet another big milestone for the team here at GeekBeat.TV! We started in a small bedroom in Dallas, quickly moved to a leased 2500 square foot office space to OWNING an 8500 square foot epicenter the audience has dubbed the Geek House!
And now, on August 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST, it’s time to show the galaxy why the Geek House is Disney World for Geeks! We literally have people coming from all over the world to be part of the experience, and we’ll be unveiling some very geeky, super secret features of the Geek House!
And guess what? YOU can be part of the experience, without having to come to Dallas! Just join us on our LIVE stream on Ustream.tv at http://geekbeat.tv/live – we’ll have our chatrooms throughout the entire building during the show so be sure to chime in with your thoughts and questions! Continue reading
Check out the new state-of-the-art Hungarian office to see where we work hard, dream big, and make Ustream happen!
To learn more about the Hungarian Ustream Office visit the previous blog post!
Over the years, we’ve seen our live video technology used in a variety of ways, and we’ve witnessed its ability to cross borders in ways once only imaginable. Some of the most compelling streams have come during times of distress, as users have taken to their mobile devices to stream live to the world. Earlier this year, we launched a program called Ustream for Change, in light of this incredible phenomenon.
Right now, OccupiedAir is streaming to the masses, live from Gaza:
Gaza Live has also been continuously streaming:
We support live video use for transparency; learn more about Ustream for Change HERE
Mark your calendars for the next webinar in our Business Video Now series, entitled “Live Video for Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between.” Inspired by recent research from Wainhouse Research and a creative video short from Vooza, you’ll be sure to walk away with a bevy of new information about live video technology. You might even want to try out Ustream for yourself!
Not Sold Yet?
Check out our blog post from a couple weeks ago, “Wainhouse Research Finds Live Video Increases Productivity and Improves Corporate Brand Image,” which gives some insight into some of the info that will be addressed.
Also, check out the video from Vooza:
Now You’re Ready
The webinar will kick off Tuesday, July 22nd, at 10am PT/1pm ET. Sign up now: http://www.ustream.tv/lp/wainhouse3
These two famous Hungarian festivals attract thousands of people from around the globe.
The VOLT Festival runs from July 2-6 and the Balaton Sound from July 10-13. Continue reading
Today’s Behind Ustream blog post comes from the famous hungarian blogger Nóra Oravecz, who is currently our guest in the Ustream San Francisco office.
You can follow her Ustream channel @ oravecznoraofficial Thanks Nóra!
After seven working years outside of startup life, I was excited to step into a new environment: fun, colors, high level of creativity, happy people and of course, dogs. Continue reading
We’re excited to roll out our third research paper in collaboration with Wainhouse Research, entitled “The Evolving Role of Live Online Video in Corporate Marketing.”
Live online video is quickly emerging as an engagement tool for marketers looking to cut through the clutter of communicating with external audiences. Whether the video is used to extend the reach of product launch events, to create engaging descriptions of merchandise for sale or to provide richer forms of customer support, the technology is helping to transform best practices in corporate outreach. Based on a survey of 1,007 executives in Q4 2013, live video within the enterprise can serve as a catalyst for increased productivity and improved corporate brand image, amongst a variety of other attributes.
Several findings from the latest report include:
Increased access will drive adoption – Sixty-three percent of live online video users report that the technology is “easier to use and more reliable than in years past”
Live video will begin to take up more corporate website real estate – Fifty-percent of organizations plan to expand their use of video on corporate websites in 2014 Continue reading
We at Ustream have seen a ton of content — more than 2 billion hours, in fact — and we’ve certainly seen it all. Live video has quickly become one of the most engaging ways to reach the masses, and many companies are fine-tuning their strategies so they can leverage the power of video. Our friends at Vooza still have some work to do — but that’s what we’re here for!
Does this remind you of anything? Of course it does, as you probably remember reading all about it in Forbes and every other outlet out there.
All joking aside, live video is incredibly powerful and even though the uncut, raw nature may be intimidating, the upside cannot be dismissed. Thousands of businesses use Ustream for business communications, because it’s a socially-fueled way to cut through the clutter and be more productive. Check out the possibilities: https://www.ustream.tv/platform/pro
Vooza is a video comic strip about the startup world (aka “the ‘Spinal Tap’ of startups”). Each week, Vooza.com releases a new video for a tech-minded audience of programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, etc. Forbes calls it “viral video done right…comedic genius” and industry leaders like Dennis Crowley, David Karp, and Jason Fried have written about it too.
Ready to learn more? Download our white paper, Integrate Live Video Into Your Communication Strategy
Enterprise Ustreamers can now take advantage of our new Software Development Kit.
Great apps should leverage the most powerful platforms available. For video, Ustream provides a Player SDK for iOS that allows app developers to seamlessly integrate live and recorded video feeds into a fully custom app experience.
Previously the embedding option was limited to using our browser-based HTML Player in mobile applications. The result was inferior to a native solution in both reliability and user experience.
This brand new product line will facilitate a robust, customizable, white-label embedded experience in mobile applications, similar to what Ustream already offers for websites.
- Easy to use native library available for iOS (Android coming soon)
- Highly customizable user interface
- Inline and fullscreen mode
- Custom restriction support (country, age, password, etc.)
- Sample application with source code included
- Full documentation and developer support
- Available for Enterprise Pro Broadcasters
Contact us to bring the power of live video to your mobile audience.
Interested in learning more about our Enterprise plans? Email firstname.lastname@example.org