Peter Kadlot is a colourful personality who’s interested in endless kinds of things from IT programming to fine arts, from social science simulations to new media, from hijacking space to startuping. Right now, his main object is to take in San Francisco’s true colours and real startup environment at Ustream’s office.
‘I’m interning here for a month and great mentors watch us all the time. It’s a fantastic opportunity as I can work not only as a designer but also as a front-end developer, which makes me able to deal with a problem from lots of angles’ he says adding later he’s intending to spend one or two weeks going to meetups, hackerspaces and other IT events. Continue reading
Laszlo, or Laci as his mates call him, has a lucky star. He finished pretty easy his studies at Budapest University of Technology and Economics which is one of the most difficult unis of Hungary. He was able to attend other, very-hard-to-get-in IT courses and now he’s the first fellow of Bridge Budapest getting experience at Ustream.
‘I still can’t believe that I’m gonna make it. Going to the US for seeing how a startup really works is a dream come true for me’ he says. Of course, he doesn’t believe that his path is entirely a game of chance but he does share the motto of Bridge Budapest’s founders. So you have to work hard for your dreams and that’s what makes you lucky. Continue reading
Have you ever considered that maybe in less than 30 years people have to be bald as no one will be able to wash their hair? That’s one of the worst case scenarios which are discussed at the Budapest Water Summit attended by UN leaders and worldwide dignitaries.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in his opening remarks that water holds the vital role in sustainable development, highlighting its importance in food security, climate change and sanitation. ‘Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress,’ he says adding that each year brings new pressures. Continue reading
Cisco regularly tracks and forecasts the impact of the rapidly growing Internet video industry. In its latest 2013 Visual Networking Index (VNI) report, the networking giant notes that Ustream, YouTube and other video-streaming services – also known as content delivery network (CDNs) – are becoming the dominant method of delivering online video to computers, TVs and other devices.
While CDNs carried an estimated 53 percent of all global Internet video traffic in 2012, Cisco expects that figure to reach 65 percent in 2017. By then, it forecasts, consumers around the globe will be downloading or streaming three times more online video to their PCs than they did in 2012, or more than 46,000 petabytes a month. That’s enough to fill more than 1 billion DVD discs. Continue reading
What is the most memorable thing you have seen on Ustream in four years?
Having covered all different aspects of curation at Ustream for such a long period of time, this is a question I am constantly asked, and I am always ready with the same response:
I remember sitting down at my desk in the morning, turning on my computer, and one of the first channels to catch my eye was a black screen that for some reason had 20,000 simultaneous views. I checked the profile for a location and it was located in Egypt. We were witnessing in live time a whole nation’s cry in the dark for help. The power of Egypt’s chants for freedom resonated loud and clear, and we soon realized we were witnessing a nation’s history being written. That morning we watched the birth of Egypt’s Arab Spring.
Six years ago, we started Ustream with the mission to bring live video broadcasting technology to the entire world. Today, we are the world’s most scalable and social platform for live video streaming, enabling millions of content creators to reach global audiences and share experiences in real-time. We were born in the tech capitol of the world — San Francisco — and in celebration of Innovation Month in our big city, we have some exciting news to share!
Thanks to all our Ustreamers across the globe, we’ve recently hit a company milestone: Our platform has powered more than two billion viewer-hours! Consider what two billion hours actually looks like… Continue reading
The Tokyo Game Show just kicked off, and we’ve got the first look at the PS4 in action. Over the next four days, gamers will be playing Capcom’s Deep Down, utilizing the streaming capabilities baked into the console. Check it out here:
Back to Basics — What’s the appeal of (U)streaming for gamers?
While at E3, I asked a significant number of gamers about their thoughts on streaming, particularly their reasoning behind choosing one platform over another. In essence, I basically asked them, “Why aren’t you streaming your games on Ustream?” That question got a lot of answers — some legitimate relating to established fan bases, while others commented along the lines of Platform bashing. Continue reading
Today at Ustream HQ, we hosted one of our weekly webinars in our studio. However, this one was more NPR-style, as our CEO, Brad Hunstable, chatted with Altimeter analyst, Jeremiah Owyang, about the collaborative economy. Times have changed and new companies have emerged and thrived under this model. Uber has made quite the name for itself; in fact, they may even be on pace to be the “next Amazon.” Check out more here:
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This week, Inc. 500 announced its 2013 Inc. 5000 List of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.” We are thrilled to announce that Ustream was ranked #343 overall!
Congratulations to all companies ranked; we are delighted to be in great company. As the Founder & CEO, I want to personally thank our dedicated Ustream employees and our loyal Ustream broadcasters! Continue reading
Last night, we witnessed another example of the power and proliferation of citizen journalism, and I’m proud that we were able to provide a platform to empower individuals to do so. In the wee hours of the night, citizen journalists broadcasted the SB5 bill proceedings in Texas, allowing hundreds of thousands into the courtroom in real-time via the online streams. This filled a void for many, as traditional media outlets instead littered their programming with infomercials and re-runs that have become the standard for late-night television. Continue reading