Monthly Archives: March 2012

This Week in Highlights – Special Decorah Eagles Edition!

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It has been quite a busy week in Decorah, Iowa!
Here are the top 5 Decorah Eagles moments, in no particular order:

1. First Pip of the Decorah Eagles 2012 Season!

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2. The Hatching of D12!
 
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3. The Hatching of D13
 
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4. Mom feeds D12 while D13 Sleeps 

 
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5. Mom and Dad Change Shifts Taking Care of Eaglets   

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And the EGGcitement continues as we await the hatch of D14!
Be sure to tune in here so you don’t miss a moment: http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

Weekly Events Calendar 3/26

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Urthecast Live Chat
Tuesday, 3/27 at 4p PT/7p ET
UrtheCast is launching the world’s first ever high definition, streaming video platform of planet Earth. Join their team every Tuesday at 4pm PST to ask questions! [clear here]

To Infinity and Beyond: Buzz Lightyear’s Journey to the Smithsonian
Thursday, 3/29 at 9a PT/12p ET
The National Air and Space Museum is hosting a presentation with Pixar Animation Studios and NASA for a ceremonial donation of the Buzz Lightyear action figure that flew on Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.

Melodic Caring Project: Bryan John Appleby and Levi Ware
Thursday, 3/29 at 7p PT/10p ET
The Melodic Caring Project uses Ustream’s technology to bring music to sick children. This Thursday, artists John Appleby and Levi Ware will be doing a virtual concert for patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital!

PGA Tour Pressers
Wednesday, 3/28 at 9a PT/12p ET
www.ustream.tv/pgatour
Live from the press room on the PGA Tour, see pro-golfers Kyle Stanley, Fred Couples, Graeme McDowell, and Charl Schwartzel.

 

AFL Game Schedule
Thursday-Saturday
The Arena Football League’s entire 2012 season is live on Ustream! This week, see matchups between San Antonio Talons and Orlando Predators, Pittsburgh Power and Milwaukee Mustangs, and more! All games can be accessed for FREE.

LPGA Player Chat
Friday, 3/30 at 2p PT/5p ET
Tune in for live player chats with the leading ladies of Golf! Whether you’re learning golf swing tips from Se Ri Pak, or brushing up on tips from the range with Leta Lindley, you won’t want to miss it!

 

Ben Bernanke’s College Lecture Series
Thursday, 3/29 at 9:45a PT/12:45p ET
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke continues his 4-part College Lecture series on Thursday with a discussion on “The Aftermath of the Crisis” with students from George Washington University.

Re-Occupy Congress Day of Action
Friday, 3/30Add an Image
The Occupy Movement is coalescing again in Washington, D.C. for a re-Occupy Congress day of action! Many of the top figures of the Occupy Movement will be there to stream the events live, so be sure to tune in to the Occupy Wall Street Superchannel.

Dell: Four Keys to Protecting Your Business Data
Wednesday, 3/28 at 10a PT/1p ET
Dell will host this discussion on keeping business data secure led by Trend Micro and SMB consultant and author Barry Moltz.

Ustream Android app hits 2.5 Million Downloads!

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2.0 version released with Premium Membership, Ad-Free experience, Korean language support and a slick new interface!

Hey, it’s Gergo from the Ustream Product team! I am pleased to announce that the Ustream Android app has now reached 2.5 million downloads plus version 2.0, and not without reason. Let me guide you through the top highlights.

Makeover on phones

Immerse yourself in the Ustream experience with the new Android app, which now sports a slick, polished dark theme. It supports device rotation to landscape mode, intuitive swiping navigation, enhanced actionbar (screen header) functionality, and many more.

Quick Broadcast widget

Go live right on the spot using the new Quick Broadcast widget. You can easily place it on your Android home screen, and simply tap it whenever you see something interesting. It will go live instantly, broadcasting to an unlimited audience using the camera of your device. Please sign in and select your channel before your first broadcast.

Premium Membership, Ad-Free, In-App Billing support

The Ustream Android app has always been free to download for the community. To maintain its development, the app is supported by unobtrusive banner ads appearing at the bottom of some screens. Enjoy Ad-Free experience at any time by purchasing Premium Membership – either in the app using Google Wallet or on the Ustream website. Your Membership benefits will work on all your Android (and even iOS) devices, but you get even more at ustream.tv.

Korean localization

In addition to English and Japanese, the Ustream Android app supports Korean language starting from version 2.0.

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  • download from Google Play Store or use this QR code
  • you can also search for ‘Ustream’ in your Google Play app

 

We’d love to hear from you! Go ahead, drop us a note at community.ustream.tv. We’re working to give you the best personalized Ustream experience, anytime, anywhere. Stay tuned for more updates!

GergoRad

Gergo Radnoczi is responsible for the Android products at Ustream. He defines roadmaps and feature set, approves designs, specifications and implementations.

 

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This Week in Highlights – The Top 5 Highlights of the Week!

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It has been quite a busy week on Ustream! In case you missed it, here is a run-down of the top 5 Ustream moments this week, in no particular order:

1. President Obama Makes NCAA Picks


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2. Bruce Springsteen Gives SXSW 2012 Keynote


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3. Roshon Fegan Dancing with the Stars Freestyle
 
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4. Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz Hunger Games Interview
 
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5. An Up-Close Look at all three Decorah Eagle Eggs!
 

Weekly Events Calendar 3/19

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NCSA Junior National Swimming Championships
Tuesday, March 20 – Saturday, March 24
Price: $24.95
Ustream is proud to present live coverage of the NCSA Junior Nationals live from Orlando, FL! PPV ticket buyers will get front-row access to see 1500 competitors aged 18 and under competing under Olympic trial standards. See the promo video here.

Arena Football League (AFL)
March – August
Ustream has partnered with the Arena Football League to bring fans the league’s 2012 and 2013 seasons live! Coverage began March 10, and will continue throughout the season, with all games viewable on the AFL superchannel.


Hill’s Science Diet Chat with Allison Sweeney
Tuesday, March 20 at 9a PT/12p ET
Does your dog need to lose a few pounds? Join Hills Science Diet and Alison Sweeney, host of TV’s #1 Weight Loss show, The Biggest Loser, to discuss pet health and strategies for successful weight loss!

Eve 6 Chat
Tuesday, March 20 at 4p PT/7p ET
Catch a live acoustic performance and chat with the band Eve 6 on the eve of their 4th album release. They’ll be playing new tracks and answering your questions live in the social stream! [clear here]

The Art of Enchantment with Guy Kawasaki
Wednesday, March 21 at 10a PT/1p ET
Chase Jarvis sits down with bestselling author, Apple Fellow + Silicon Valley venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki to talk about the art of Enchantment and all things social media. Guy is a technical luminary, Ustream advisor + social media powerhouse with 700K Twitter followers.

Garbage Fan Chat and Video Premiere
Wednesday, March 21 at 5p PT/8p ET
Children of the 90s will certainly remember the grunge-y hit, “I’m Only Happy When it Rains” by Garbage. The band is back with their first album in 7 years and they’re celebrating with a live Ustream chat! Fans will also get to see a premiere of their new video!

The Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Hangover Show
Friday, March 23 at 11a PT/2p ET
Join editors at The Hollywood Reporter for another weekly Idol recap on The Idol Hangover Show. Special guests and inside scoops abound, so Idol junkies definitely won’t want to miss it! [clear here]

Live Chat and Cooking Demo with Roger Mooking
Saturday, March 24 at 9a PT/12p ET
Known for using unconventional ingredients to kick up conventional dishes, Chef Mooking’s exclusive cooking demo will be live from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute! Take your taste buds and culinary skills on a delicious journey and ask questions live in the social stream!

Penn’s Sunday School
Sunday, March 25 at 12p PT/3p ET
For an irreverent look at religion and news, join Penn Jillette in his studio every Sunday. The celebrated magician, juggler, bassist, and best-selling author has taken his wildly popular podcast to a whole new (visual) level with a live Ustream channel, so be sure to tune in and check it out.

MTV Live in Boston: Cloud Nothings
Sunday, March 25 at 6p PT/9p ET
See Indie Rock band Cloud Nothings perform live in Boston from the Brighton Music Hall courtesy of MTV!

 

CBS News Moneywatch: “Secrets of Startups”
Wednesday, March 21 at 10:30a PT/1:30p ET
Each week Mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby and Start-up Lawyer Jennifer Hill sit down to interview successful CEOs about what they did right, where they went wrong, and how to build a winning company.

Caltech: Scientific Research and Education
Friday, March 23 at 2p PT/5p ET
Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation, will host this live talk about the challenges and opportunities of scientific research and education from Caltech’s campus.

This Week in Highlights – The Top 5 Highlights of the Week!

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It has been quite a busy week on Ustream! In case you missed it, here is a run-down of the top 5 Ustream moments this week, in no particular order:

Then and Now: The 2011 Japan Tsunami

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The Hunger Games Cast Reveal Who Among Them Could Survive the Arena

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CUTE ALERT: Polar Bear Triplets at Moscow Zoo

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EpixHD Interview: Cabin In The Woods

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Join Ricki Lake’s Online Production Meeting!

Weekly Events Calendar 3/12

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Hunger Games Premiere
Monday, March 12 at 5:30p PT/8:30p ET
It’s time for what may be the most anticipated movie premiere of 2012–The Hunger Games! Jennifer Lawrence and all the film’s stars will be walking the red carpet and talking to reporters at MTV and PopSugar! Don’t miss it!

Loveline Live!
Monday, March 12 at 9:30p PT/12:30a ET
Tune in to see Dr. Drew in his original gig–that of the “Board Certified Physician” on the hit syndicated radio show Loveline. Hear listeners call in and ask uncensored questions about sex, health, and relationships!

AP Live from SXSW
Monday, March 12 – Thursday, March 15
The AP is live from SXSW Interactive this week. Tune in to see live on-the-fly interviews with founders, writers, and visionaries in the tech/social space! [clear here]

Newtek Live at SXSW
Monday, March 12 – Thursday, March 15
Newtek, the company that most live broadcasters are familiar with because they brought us the TriCaster, is live from their booth at SXSW this week conducting interviews. Be sure to check out their videos with Robert Scoble!

KROQ Soundstage Presents: Keane
Tuesday, March 13 at 3:30p PT/6:30p ET
KROQ is hosting a live performance on Tuesday with English Alt Rock band Keane. Their brand-new album, Strangeland, hits stores May 7, 2012! [clear here]

Toms of Maine: Kristi Yamaguchi Live Chat
Wednesday, March 14 at 4:30p PT/7:30p ET
Toms of Maine is hosting a chat with figure skater and former Olympic Silver medalist Kristi Yamaguchi on their Wicked Fresh channel. Be sure to tune in, Kristi will definitely triple lutz her way into your heart! (sorry, we had to).

MTVu Woodie Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 15 at 11a PT/2p ET
The Woodie Awards hit TV on Sunday, March 18, but you can tune in on March 15 to see a live feed of the Woodie Awards Fest during SXSW, featuring live performances by Dev, Imagine Dragons, Machine Gun Kelly, Chiddy Bang, fun., Walk The Moon and many more!

Exclusive Live Chat with Ricki Lake
Thursday, March 15 at 4p PT/7p ET
Chat live with Ricki and her team as they build out her set for the new show coming up in the fall. That’s right, Ricki will be back with a daily talk show!! Get your questions ready and be sure to tune in!

Converse Rubber Tracks at SXSW
Thursday, March 15 at 5p PT/8p ET
This year, Converse and FILTER will bring together some of the most buzzed about bands for a live concert on Ustream! This year’s showcase will feature Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Alberta Cross, Howler as well as Converse Rubber Tracks recording artists Viva Viva, Yawn and Re-Tros from China.

The Hollywood Reporter Idol Hangover Show
Friday, March 16 at 11a PT/2p ET
The Hollywood Reporter is back for another live show this week that recaps all the hits, misses, and inspiring moments from the week’s Idol episode. If you’re an Idol junkie, this show is a must-see!

Frontline Club: The Protester’s Toolkit
Tuesday, March 13 at 12p PT/3p ET
Join us the Frontline Club for a lively discussion about the latest technology available to protesters and how far technology can go, not just in making protests and social movements go viral, but in making the act of protesting safer and smarter. [clear here]

Dell: Cost Savings Every Business Should Know
Wednesday, March 14 at 10a PT/1p ET
Check out this live event being put on by Dell that will explore case studies and strategies small and medium-sized businesses can use to achieve maximum efficiency in tech, security, marketing, and lead generation.

LinkedIn Recruitment Event
Thursday, March 15 at 6:30a PT/9:30a ET and 12:30p PT/3:30p ET
Join LinkedIn for a live webinar on “Hiring to Win.” The social recruiting event will help businesses sharpen and improve their recruiting strategy on LinkedIn.

This Week in Highlights – The Top 5 Moments of the Week!

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It has been quite a busy week on Ustream!
In case you missed it, here is a run-down of the top 5 Ustream moments this week, in no particular order:

Apple Reveals the New iPad
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad which will start at $499 and be available starting March 16! Whether you call it iPad 3, iPad HD, or simply The New iPad, come take a look at what is currently the talk of the town in tech.

Oprah Winfrey Joins Lady Gaga at Harvard
Lady Gaga descended on Harvard University with Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday to launch the Born This Way Foundation, aimed at empowering young people.

Making of Halo 4
Gamers Unite! The team at 343 Industries breaks down their reinvention of the Halo franchise.

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Ocho Cinco and Evelyn Lozada chat with fans
Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and Basketball Wives cast member Evelyn Lozada chat with fans on Ustream! See what the two reality lovebirds had to say here.

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Decorah Mom keeps Eggs Warm in Blanket of Snow
The eggs have FINALLY arrived at Decorah and we are very EGGCITED for the upcoming hatch of new eaglets! Did anyone catch this moment live?

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What was your favorite moment this week?

Let you know your favorite Ustream moment in the comments below, and you may be featured in next week’s “Viewers Choice” highlight!

Ustream Live from Austin!

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In case you haven’t yet heard the siren call, thousands of musicians, music fans, tech geeks, entrepeneurs, fashionistas, and journalists will shortly be descending on Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive and SXSW. This years’ melting pot of musically inclined interactive goodness promises to be a great one, and Ustream will have plenty of live coverage of events at the festival just in case you didn’t cough up the dough for a festival pass. So be sure to check out live progamming from the following partners:

Startup Bus 2012
Daily at 12pm PT
Imagine this: you and a team of strangers, on a bus traveling 60 mph, have 72 hours to conceive, build, and launch a startup. That’s what will be going down on the StartupBus daily until Monday. Then, during SXSW stay tuned for live broadcasts of the StartupBus Finals, and go inside the hottest parties across Austin, TX.

Social Media Clubhouse
Starting Friday, 3/9 at 12p PT/3p ET
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AP Live SXSW Interviews
Starting Monday, 3/12 at 10a PT/1p ET
The AP will be on-location in Austin providing coverage of Interactive and one-on-one interviews with some of the key figures on the scene. Monday kicks off with an interview with the director of SXSW Interactive, Hugh Forrest. Stay tuned on Tuesday and Wednesday for more interviews!

League of Young Voters
Monday, 3/12 starting at 7:30am PT/10:30am ET
The League of Young Voters will be broadcasting a number of panels and discussions during SXSW Interactive. Here’s a quick schedule of events: [clear here]


Can Bloggers Put the Hope Back in to the 2012 Election?

Date: 3/12 at 7:30am PT

Brooklyn Castle: An Interview with Filmmaker Katie Schultz and John Forte
Date: 3/12 at 9am PT

Why Hasn’t the Internet Made Voting Awesome?
Date: 3/12 at 10:30am PT

Newtek at SXSW
Starting 3/12 at 10a PT/1p ET
Live coverage from the NewTek exhibit at SXSW featuring guest bloggers, interviews, and musical performances throughout the conference.

 

The FILTER and Converse Rubber Tracks Showcase
3/15 at 5p PT/8p ET
This year, Converse and FILTER will bring together some of the most buzzed about bands for a live concert on Ustream! This year’s showcase will feature Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Alberta Cross, Howler as well as Converse Rubber Tracks recording artists Viva Viva, Yawn and Re-Tros from China.