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uStorm- Follow Hurricane Gustav Cams LIVE

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The Louisiana coast currently faces a challenge of massive proportions.  The power and fury of a Hurricane is almost unimaginable.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those who stayed behind.

Many people have put up LIVE angles, coverage and cameras of the ferocious Hurricane Gustav.  Although this is a tragic situation, I can’t help but be drawn to watch these cameras providing amazing REAL footage.

Check out all the live camera angles and the more sure to come throughout the day:

New Media Expo 2008!

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It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…No! It’s Ustream and LA New Media at the New Media EXPO!

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That’s right folks, our very own Bryan Kim, master of content, is going to be there for all 3 days. Bryan, along with LA New Media and the very talented, musically gifted Ustreamer Walt Ribeiro will be on the scene streaming LIVE for all of you to see!

but wait, there’s more! We are going to be interviewing people at our booth constantly! We’ll be picking the minds of the very greatest in new media.

Just take a look at this schedule:

Thursday, August 14th
10:30am- 10:55am Tom Webster/Edison Media Research- The Efficacy of Podcast Advertising
11:00am- 11:25am Gary Vaynerchuk/Wine Library TV- Building Your Brand in the Web 2.0 World
11:30am- 11:55am Philip Hodgetts/Open Television Network- Extending/Building Your Brand to Generate a Livable Income
12:00pm- 12:55pm USTREAM.TV PERFORMERS (TBA)
1:00pm- 1:25pm Big Fantastic/Foreign Body- Advanced Story-Telling Techniques for Video Creators
1:30pm- 1:55pm Tim Street/French Maid TV- Marketing Your Products/Services Using Online Video
2:00pm- 2:25pm George Wright/Will It Blend- The WillitBlend.com Story: Successes and Lessons Learned
2:30pm- 2:55pm Mark Alyn/Mark Alyn Communications- Infomercial Techniques to Help Your New Media Project
3:00pm- 3:25pm Guy Clark and Nikol Hasler/Midwest Teen Sex Show- Creating Successful Series from Start to Selling Out
3:30pm- 3:55pm Keith Addison Tyler/Blood Feather Productions- Crafting Quality Content: Tips from the Top

Friday, August 15th
10:30am- 10:55am Roxanne Darling and Shane Robinson/Bare Feet Studios- How to Produce, High-Quality, Daily Shows
11:00am- 11:25am Andrew Lock/HelpMyBusiness.com- Insider Secrets to Creating Video Podcasts with Loyal Viewers
11:30am- 11:55am Jim Taszarek/TazMedia- Monetizing Online Media- Without Monster Traffic
12:00pm- 12:55pm USTREAM.TV PERFORMERS (TBA)
1:00pm- 1:25pm Rachel Salaman/Audio for the Web- When and How to Write a Script
1:30pm- 1:55pm Steve Garfield/SteveGarfield.com- Your Mobile Phone: The Ultimate Personal Media Creation Tool
2:00pm- 2:25pm Jeffrey Hermes/Brown Rudnick LLP- A Legal Thicket- New Media Production and Content Liability
2:30pm- 2:55pm Joel Witt/MarylandZoo.tv- Acting Like a Producer- Six Techniques
3:00pm- 3:25pm Gregory Markel/Infuse Creative- SEO Via Your Videos
3:30pm- 3:55pm Marcelo Lewin/Pixel Heads Network- Using Feedburner, Podtrac and Tubemogul to Track Your Video

Saturday, August 16th
9:00am- 9:50am Keynote- Zadi Diaz, Steve Woolf with host Sunny Gault- The Evolution of EPIC-FU

If you want a chance to ask any of our interviewees questions, you’ll have to tune in and get chatting.

Leave a comment and let me know which interviews you’re most excited for, I’ll definitely be tuning in for Gary Vaynerchuk and the WillitBlend guy!

One last thing, if you’re going to be at the New Media Expo, be sure to stop by our booth and say hey to Bryan and Walt for me!

E3: Presented by 1UP.com

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Back in 2006 nearly 60,000 people were allowed to attend E3, which at the time was the biggest gaming conference in the world. In 2007 the conference was radically reduced – leaving it as an invite only event with a max capacity of 5,000.

Now how do you get a live stream of an invite only gaming conference?

You partner with epic gaming website 1UP.com!

1UP is in the trenches streaming both the Nintendo and Sony conferences at E3. Spore on the Nintendo DS, cookbook on the DS, snowboard for the Wii… These announcements are only going to get crazier! I can’t wait.

If you’re going to stay up to date on the E3 announcements you better be watching the 1UP Ustream.

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SF. Music. Tech. What’s not to like?

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Have you ever *ahem* not-so-legally downloaded music? Or perhaps the better question is, have you ever actually paid for music?

Either way, you might want to tune into the SF MusicTech Summit. Going strong off their inaugural event in February, the good folks at San Fran MusicTech Summit are not waiting around a whole year to come back bigger and better. Try Thursday, May 8, 9:00 am Pacific. And wouldn’t you know, Ustream is broadcasting it LIVE, in tune and on time, from the Kabuki Hotel in Japantown San Francisco.

Guests represent digital music purveyors from imeem, Pandora, RockYou!, SomaFM, Rhapsody, Warner Records, CD baby, TAG Strategic, and a lot more. Also, Tim Ferriss of Four Hour Work Week fame will be making a keynote.

Furthermore, our very own John Ham will be speaking on the video panel, moderated by our friend, Eddie Codel of Geek Entertainment TV.

Get the full speaker list and schedule here: http://www.sanfranmusictech.com/speakers.html

About SF MusicTech:
The SanFran MusicTech Summit will bring together the best and brightest developers in the Music/Technology Space, along with the musicians, entrepreneurial business people, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We will meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.

If you couldn’t make this years Web 2.0 EXPO – Blogtropolus’ has your back. LIVE NOW!

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Web 2.0 – bubble? Maybe? Lets not get into that. Instead go head over to the Blogtropolus stream of the Web 2.0 Expo.For the duration of this conference they will be conducting interviews of “Tech’s most Influential”. Yes, they are the ones doing the interview… but don’t forget about the chat. They can see it – so post your questions and maybe you will become the interviewer *wink wink*.

For a full line up heres the schedule straight from blogtropol.us

Scheduled Live Programming (all times PDT):

Wednesday
- 10am – 1015am
- 1230pm – 100pm
- 530pm – 600pm

Thursday
- 10am – 1015am
- 1230pm – 100pm
- 530pm – 630pm

Friday
- 10am – 1015am
- 200pm – 230pm

SXSW – A Short Note on its AWESOMENESS

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(I came back a little early – flight landed last night)

Holy crap am I tired. In the past two weeks I’ve been on eight flights, changed time zones at least four times, and I’ve been to two conferences. Partying all night and then waking up early to do some networking really leaves a man tired. It was fun though – the Ustream Biz Dev team really got a lot of work done at SXSW this year. What with streaming interviews at our booth (#409 represent!) and networking at night we DOMINATED SXSW!

Oh, and meeting the caveman was a nice perk too.

Are You Ready? SXSW Has Landed.

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img_8226.JPGIt’s here. The event of the year from my wonderful state of Texas. You’re in my country now people! We have soooo much planned for the next ten days. C

oncerts. Interviews. Parties. And crazy Texans.

We kick it off tomorrow with three full days of Viral LIVE by Veoh.com from our booth at the Interactive Festival of SXSW. Sunny, the host of Viral, will be interviewing Internet and Music’s creme of the crop.

Everyone from Ask A Ninja to Gary Vaynerchuk to Kevin Rose to Pete Cashmore.

Best of all, you can chat and ask them your questions yourself!

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I’ll try to keep a updated list here of the speakers and what times so you all can plan to attend!

Sunday’s Interviews:

12:00-12:25 Lea Alcantara Lealea Design
12:30-12:55 Christopher Allen Smith Zanzibar19/Snowmen Hunters
1:00-1:25 Kent Nichols Ask a Ninja
1:30-1:55 Clare Richardson Girlstart
2:00-2:25 G. Kofi Annan
2:30-2:55 Pete Cashmore (Brad) Mashable
3:00-3:25 Lance Weiler
3:30-3:55 Roger Erik Tinch CineVegas
4:00-4:25 Lindsay Campbell Moblogic
4:30-4:55 Mario Sundar Linked In
5:00-5:25 Gary Vaynerchuck Wine Library TV

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Future of Web Apps – A Tale of Screaming, Drinking, and Networking (Doing it All at Once Takes Practice)

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fowabeachmiami.jpgIt took Mazy Kazerooni, my right hand Ustream Biz Dev, a little over a month to convince me to go to the Future of Web Apps in Miami (FOWA). Immediately after getting back from The Crunchies he mentioned it – and pushed hard. “Its going to be awesome dude, tons of great speakers!”. I wasn’t convinced. I mean come on, if I’m going to spend hundreds of dollars to fly across the country I want to be sure its going to be worth it. “DUDE! MATT! FOWA is next week! We need to make a decision!”. I was in a corner… I wanted to go…but I didn’t want to spend the money. “Matt Mullenwag and Kevin Rose are speaking!”. SOLD! I agreed to go and we quickly packed our carry-ons.

After two flights, a two hour layover, and multiple unfulfilling bags of peanuts, we made it Miami. Strangely enough Miami is exactly what it looks like in the movies – lots of tan people rollerblading. It almost wanted to make me laugh. I mean I’m from Orange County, which is nothing like “The OC”…but these guys were exactly how TV and Hollywood said they were. Anyways… I digress.

We checked out Barcamp and then later headed over to the Nokia party. There we participated in some crazy game where we were supposed to yell as loud as possible. Sounds fun right? Maybe…but the burn in my throat was nothing compared to how it caught fire after I started drinking. I bet there’s a Nokia guy laughing at my pain this very moment. Jerks.

Finally, Friday, it was time for the Future of Web Apps. We got in around 9am and with only four hours of sleep – just in time for Mullenwag’s speech. The thing about Mullenwag is that he’s so intelligent that he could tell you anything and you’d believe it. He’s also a super nice guy. When he responds to someone with a different opinion, he’ll do it with a friendly attitude but at the same time he totally obliterates whatever they just said. Then to top it off he gives this little chuckle after he’s done talking that has “I just owned you” written all over it. Its amazing.

The talks were okay, mainly everyone was discussing how to scale and technical stuff like that. The one highlight would be when Blaine from Twitter was on stage telling everyone how he’s so glad that Twitter had been up for the past few days. Joke was on him though – Twitter was down during his speech. His phone was ringing constantly throughout everything, and like many of us expected, turns out it was Twitter calling. Blaine hurried off stage to fix everyones favorite microblogger among heckles from the crowd “Help us Blaine! We need Twitter!”.

The parties alone made the trip worth while. Mazy and I were literally attacked by people who wanted access to Ustream’s API. It was insane… it was also a wake up call – We’ll be releasing a public API soon. We also met with a bunch of companies and people who could use Ustream by either integrating it with their site and/or doing a live show. From FOWA alone we made a lot of good contacts and Ustream is going to be all the better because of it.

Even though the actual conference wasn’t amazing, our trip to Miami was a major success. The tech community as a whole is highly intelligent and willing to help each other out – its great. So many eager entrepreneurs and so much energy in this industry… it really makes it an exciting business to be in. We’ll definitely be going back.

With FOWA over its time for SXSW! I hope to see a lot of Ustreamers there.

For now though, its time to sleep. Got to wake up in time for my flight tomorrow…