Monthly Archives: November 2007

Politics Returns To Ustream Tonight- Republicans and Kucinich Go Live

Posted on by

romney.jpgkucinich.jpg

Politics Returns to Ustream Tonight with several Republican candidates streaming live during and after the CNN/Youtube Debate. One noted is Governor Mitt Romney who is picking up steam in the Republican polls.

Also tonight, Congressman Dennis Kucinich will stream his Town Hall On The Constitution starting at 8pm EST.

We continue to believe strongly the impact of live video on the political landscape. Bringing more information to voters, more interaction with candidates and more live events allows you to make a more informed decision.

See this recent Mashable article on Ustream and politics: Youtube And Ustream Go Political

Also, Senator Barack Obama streamed his Open Discussion On Foreign Policy yesterday. If you missed it, check it out here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/obama-foreign-policy

obama3a.jpg

Sen. Barack Obama LIVE Tomorrow starting at 9 am EST/6 am PST

Posted on by

nh_forum.jpg

Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama makes his Ustream.TV return tomorrow for a discussion on US Foreign Policy. Senator Obama will conclude a three-day trip to New Hampshire tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27, with a foreign policy forum in Portsmouth.

You can see the live feed here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/obama-foreign-policy

Senator Obama believes our policies are stronger when they benefit from the input, values and common sense of the American people, and that requires an open dialogue. Obama will discuss his foreign policy vision with New Hampshire voters and some of his top advisors in an open, participatory format.

The following local and national foreign policy experts will join Senator Obama:

· Richard Danzig – Former Secretary of the Navy under President Clinton

· Tony Lake – National Security Advisor to President Clinton

· Adm. John Hutson (USN Ret.) – Bow, NH resident; Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center; former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General and nationally-known expert on detention and interrogation policy

· Samantha Power – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and renowned professor of human rights and foreign policy

· Susan Rice – Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

· Gen. Jim Smith (USAF Ret.) – Salem, NH resident; retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General

· Ryan Gray (USMC Res.) – Goffstown, NH resident; served two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps

For more information on Sen. Obama, please visit: http://www.barackobama.com

TOMORROW’S AGENDA (all times in EST)

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Opening Welcome & Introduction of First Panel

9:10 AM – 9:50 AM

1st Panel: Renewing American Leadership

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

Introduction of 2nd Panel

10:05 AM – 10:45 AM

2nd Panel: Restoring America’s Military After Iraq

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Introduction of Barack Obama/3rd Panel

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM

3rd Panel: A Clear Choice for America: The Obama Foreign Policy

Be Cool Like Bwana and Pirillo – Get Your Chat In Your Webcast

Posted on by

pirillo1.jpgWe get asked alot how Chris Pirillo does his chat on the screen. I must admit I basically knew how he and streamers like Bwana were doing this, but I did not understand the details.

Well, thanks to the now infamous Bwana (from Bwana.tv, please check him out if you haven’t. I love this guy, hilarious.), we have a EXCELLENT tutorial that is detailed and easy to follow.

To see the blog post please visit:
http://www.bwana.org/2007/11/19/enhance-your-ustream-video-feed/

The Last Goodnight Coming To Ustream!

Posted on by

Last Goodnight
The Last Goodnight is coming to Ustream! On November 20th at 5pm EST/10pm London, the band will chat live with their fans across the world. Ustream is teaming up with meebo.com for this event.

The Last Goodnight have been touring extensively since the release of their major-label debut album, Poison Kiss, this past summer, playing certain dates with American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin. The band originally hails from Connecticut, and their music has been featured on the television program Brothers & Sisters.

They have a hit song called “Pictures of You” that I really love. Check out their Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thelastgoodnight

We recently had the Plain White T’s on Ustream that reached 130,000 people across the world. See a replay here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/RbLdIyOxpsKdruPjOG4NAw

LIVE TONIGHT: Senator Mike Gravel’s Alternative Debate

Posted on by

gravel_banner_1107_4.jpg

A few weeks ago, Senator Mike Gravel, a Presidential Candidate, was not able to participate in the MSNBC Democratic Debate due to the networks feeling he did not have enough support. Despite this set back, Senator Gravel streamed a alternative debate live on Ustream reaching thousands.

Well, it has happened again and this time Senator Gravel’s campaign is more aggressive and more public about their Alternative Debate. Tonight at 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST, Senator Gravel will once again stream live on Ustream giving his own thoughts for EVERY answer from the Democratic Presidential field.

For more information on Mike Gravel, please visit: http://www.gravel2008.us/

Please check out the live stream here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/senator-mike-gravels-alternative-democratic-debate

Ustream.TV Now In Bebo!

Posted on by

bebo_rev.jpgIf you haven’t heard the great news, Bebo announced today the launch of its Open Media Platform for its 40 million registered users. Ustream.TV is one of these launch partners and we are in great company with companies like MTV, CBS, and Jibjab.

“Ustream.TV provides a new capability for Bebo members and enables powerful, real-time, interactive content in their profiles,” Joanna Shields, President of Bebo. “As live video becomes an important feature of social networking, the potential will be unlimited, from musicians sharing music with fans to professors broadcasting lectures for distanced learning.”

“Bebo provides content creators, whether individuals, groups, or large organizations, with a means to reach targeted audiences through live video,” said Brad Hunstable, president and co-founder, Ustream.TV. “Bebo represents a significant new distribution channel for Ustream content, and we believe the synergies between our two platforms will redefine social networking as a fully realized, live, interactive communications medium.”

We continue to grow like wild fire (I’m from Texas people!) and we are honored to be in such great company. Many big announcements in the future for Ustream and our first major product release will occur very soon. shhh… stay tuned!

Recently, we announced that we integrated our Microbroadcasting platform into Meebo.com.

You can check out the new Ustream profile at www.bebo.com/ustreamtv

bebopet.jpg

Irish National Labour Party Comes To Ustream

Posted on by

conf_ustream.jpg

The Irish National Labour Party will be streaming their 62nd National Delegate Conference live on Ustream November 16th-Nov 18th.

Speaking at the conference and live on Ustream will be the New Party Leader Eamon Gilmore. He is not the first prominent Irishmen to stream live on Ustream. In fact the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke with Ustreamers during the United Nations Stand Up For Poverty Event about a month ago.

For more information on the Irish National Labour Party, please visit:
http://www.labour.ie/

Ustream In The Classroom- Live Video Allows Parents To See School Projects

Posted on by

egg.jpgegg1.jpg

I remember in my high school Physics class we did a egg drop competition. The idea was to construct a device that would protect a egg and with stand a 2 story fall created out of normal everyday materials. The project was pass/fail. Broken egg equaled failure and a whole egg equaled passing.

For weeks I developed mathematical models and conducted hard core engineering analysis knowing my egg would land like a feather. The elaborate device I created was both beautiful and scientifically sound. On the big day, I dropped my creation only to watch my egg break and splatter into a million pieces.

That’s why when I watched 8th graders at Northbrook Junior High School test their contraptions in their annual egg drop, a flood of memories came back to me.

This event was especially intriguing as well because the parents of the students were able to watch this live from home and work. Earlier in the week, another school broadcasted their students science project presentations during school hours for their parents.

I absolutely love these type of uses of Ustream. Microbroadcasting for the masses to me is so exciting because of exactly events such as this. I’m glad these parents were able to witness their son and daughter’s egg heroics ……….or tragedies.

Here’s a Replay:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/dPNKx7wZjpz,7Mw8Qpwkba3x2z1KUZHp

I found this great blog post on using Ustream in the classroom as well:
http://ccapozzoli.wordpress.com/2007/11/09/ustreamtv-in-the-classroom/