Diggnation On Ustream.TV For iPhone Release

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Alex and Kevin from Diggnation
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketWeb 2.0 Cultural Phenomenons Kevin and Alex of Diggnation today streamed LIVE on Ustream.TV. The stream was brought to us by our good friends at Zooomr.com.

Hundreds of people lined outside the Apple store in Palo Alto, CA to be first in line to get Apple’s new iPhone. Diggnation did a live recording outside the store in anticipation for its highly anticipated release. Nearly 4,000 viewers tuned in to catch their podcasts.

Crowds of Silicon Valley’s most influential gathered in line at the Apple store. Witnessed were the likes of Robert Scoble, Jeremiah Owyang, Kristopher Tate, Thomas Hawk, Bill Atkinson (first Apple developer and the guy who wrote MacPaint, Hypercard, and lots of other stuff on the original Mac team)and many more.

Zooomr TV provided LIVE mobile coverage all night from outside the store interviewing the numerous eagerly waiting iPhone fans.

Ustream.TV Wins “Viewer’s Choice” at Under The Radar Conference

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Under The Radar ConferenceUstream.TV today won the “Viewer’s Choice” Award in the INTERNET TV category at the Under The Radar Conference in Palo Alto, CA.

Ustream.TV covered the event LIVE streaming all the presenting companies and panels from the Microsoft Offices.

The Under The Radar Conference is where startups who are shaping the future of entertainment and media come together. The conference showcases the future leaders of innovation – startups with next big idea, seasoned management teams and pedigrees that get the blogosphere buzzing.

Ustream.TV CEO Chris Yeh presented at the conference featured during the Internet TV panel discussions. “Live is interesting because so may things can happen, you can be surprised and there’s more anticipation,” said uStream.tv CEO Chris Yeh. “And we enable interactivity.”

Rising Star Matthew Ebel Talks Music, Life and Ustream

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Rising Star Matthew Ebel

Musicians and Artists around the country are leveraging the power of LIVE streaming at Ustream.TV to not only stream their concerts, but also connect with their fans like never before.

One such popular Ustreamer is the ultra talented, hard core piano playing, rising super star Matthew Ebel (View His Profile and Past Streams HERE >>).  On any given night, you can often find Matthew singing relaxing melodies and upbeat rhythms to hundreds of his fans live at Ustream.

Ustream.TV had the opportunity to catch up with Matthew while he is on tour throughout the country:

So who is Matthew Ebel?

Honestly, you’re best off hitting http://www.matthewebel.com/bio for that. If I’m asked, I usually take the Wil Wheaton/Zaphod Beebelbrox route and just say “he’s just this guy, you know?”

Are you in a band or a solo artist?

I’m definitely a solo artist, though I’m always eager to play or sing with bands whenever I can. There’s something about the creative process of a collective (rather than an individual) that just turns me on. When a solo artist like me makes music, it’s just one main ingredient, like flour turning into bread. When three or four people labor over a project, it’s like making dessert with many different ingredients… there’s a cake with strawberry filling, cream cheese frosting, and sprinkles on top.

Damn, now I’m hungry.

How long have you played piano and how did you learn?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI’ve been playing since I was 5, so about 23 years now. We had a piano in my house when I was little and nobody played it, so I bugged my parents until they got me piano lessons. Then they bugged me to practice for 20 years, but I’m glad they did. I wouldn’t be half as proficient without a couple decades of classical piano lessons.

Where do you get your inspiration for your music?

Everywhere. Inspiration isn’t something you can gin up, it leaps out at you. It’s like window shopping- you’re just walking down the street and something catches your eye. You may not want to buy it right then, but it stays with you until you’re researching, saving money, and then buying it. I can force lyrics, but I can’t force inspiration.

What has been your favorite place to play?

The Grand Ole Opry. I’d love to name some tiny little bar or someone’s living room for the sake of “keepin’ it real”, but the frickin’ Holy Grail of Country music is pretty cool. It’s the last time I can remember being legitimately nervous before a gig. Hanging out backstage with people like Porter Wagoner and Little Jimmy Dickens was cool enough, but getting to play that Yamaha 9-foot grand on a stage with that much history left an impression on me.

If you could spend the day with any performer in history, who would it be?

Probably Patrick Stewart, but that’s mostly ’cause I’m a huge geek. And Captain Picard could totally kick Captain Kirk’s ass. Oh wait, were you thinking musical performers?

We’ve noticed you are using Ustream.tv, how can emerging artists use new media like Ustream.tv to grow their audience? How do you grow a following/audience?

Very simple… reach out to your audience by making yourself available in any way THEY want to receive it- Blog with an RSS feed, podcast, calendar that can be subscribed to in iCal, and of course, live video. If you’ve got a MacBook, you’ve got a portable Ustream studio.

One for the ladies, are you dating? married? single?

Why should the ladies have all the fun?

Where can we buy your music? And whats your website?

Hey, I can answer both questions with one word: www.matthewebel.com That’s it!

John Edwards Connects With His Base LIVE on Ustream.TV

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSenator John Edwards LIVE On Ustream.tvIn yet another example of Ustream.TV impacting the political processes of our country, Presidential Candidate Senator John Edwards streamed LIVE to his base of supporters on Ustream.TV yesterday. In his “Its Time To Party For Change”, the Edwards campaign sponsored hundreds of house parties across the country. Thousands of Americans gathered in living rooms to join John Edwards’ campaign to change America. This is democracy, LIVE.

Senator Edwards was joined by his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards to discuss the issues, build local support, and talk live with their supporters. Each house party was able to talk live with the Senator and Mrs. Edwards. For most of these supporters, it was the first time they were able to directly interact with the Senator.

Another Presidential Candidate Senator Chris Dodd has streamed LIVE on Ustream.TV on several occasions in the past leveraging Ustream.TV’s LIVE platform and rallying his base. ustream.TV has also seen the Young Democrats of Atlanta stream their conventions and politcal activists stream their rallies.

For more information on John Edwards, please visit www.johnedwards.com

Also see Shel Israel’s recent discussions on Ustream and the political process: HERE>>

Senator Chris Dodd Ustreaming LIVE Today at 5pm EST

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Presidential Candidate Sentator Chris DoddPresidential Candidate Senator Chris Dodd will stream LIVE today at 5pm EST on Ustream.TV (Click Here). Senator Dodd has shown the power of LIVE video several times by streaming debates, town halls, and interactive sessions on Ustream.TV.

Senator Dodd has said, “One of the great things about the internet is because of sites like MySpace, YouTube and UStream, the financial barrier to communicating on a mass scale is essentially nothing. With a video camera (or web cam) your message can be broadcast to more people in a single day than watch some of the most popular cable news shows. Social networking sites like this one provide candidates and elected officials the opportunity to participate in mass two-way communication — not just talk at you.”

Presidential Candidate Sentator Chris Dodd

Supernova 2007 LIVE Coverage at Ustream.TV

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Supernova 2007 Conference LIVE

Join Ustream.TV at the 2007 Supernova Conference! Ustream.TV will be providing LIVE interactive sessions with technology and business influencers, leading investors, and top innovators and thinkers. Virtual participation is possible through Ustream.TV’s incredible interactive LIVE platform.

Supernova is where the most dynamic and influential people in technology come to share their visions, network, and learn.

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 Supernova 2007 LIVE HERE!

Supernova 2007 confirmed speakers include:

  • John Kneuer (Asst. US Secretary of Commerce)
  • Sheryl Sandberg (Google)
  • Clay Shirky (NYU)
  • Denise Caruso (Hybrid Vigor)
  • Nathan Myhrvold (Intellectual Ventures)
  • Irving Wladawsky-Berger (IBM)
  • Zahavah Levine (YouTube)
  • Ellen Siminoff (Efficient Frontier)
  • Rob Massoudi (Cisco)
  • Nicholas Carr (Author, Does IT Matter?)
  • Max Levchin (Slide.com)
  • Denise Howell (Law Blogger)
  • Greg Papadopoulos (Sun)
  • Udi Manber (Google)

Topics this year include:

Dark Matter: Are We Missing the Real Internet Economy? • Virtual Life or Virtual Hype? • Enterprise IT: The Next Great Disruption? • Better Broadband? • Is “User-Generated Content” the Future, or the Last Gasp of the Past? • Do You Know Where Your Identity Is? • Social Media, Social Commerce, Social Communications • Making Computers Smart: A Dumb Idea? • Is the Network Neutrality Battle Over… or Has it Just Begun? • Conversational Advertising: Attention vs. Engagement • Will Copyright Kill Social Media? • Innovation in the Age of Abundance • Does the Internet Need an Upgrade?

Ustream.TV Wins CNET’s Webware Top 100! CNET Top 5 Editor’s Choice!

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Ustream.TV Selected As Webware Top 100 Site of Web 2.0CNET’s Webware today announced the winners of the Top 100 sites of Web 2.0.

And Ustream.TV Won!

 

Over the course of 20 days in May and June, the community of Webware.com users voted for its favorite Web applications. These are the results: the top 100 Web apps, 10 in each of 10 categories, determined by Webware readers and the fans of the sites that made the final cut.

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Rafe’s analysis of the results

CNET’s Ustream.TV Profile

There were more than 5,000 nominations for sites to be included in this awards program, which Webware’s editors pruned to a list of 250 finalists. Users then voted on those finalists–there were 489,467 votes cast–to come up with these: The top 100 Webware sites for 2007.

Ustream.TV also was selected as a Top 5 Editor’s Choice by Rafe Needleman (see video here). Senior Editor Rafe Needlemen says of Ustream.TV, “This is the future of the internet.”  Ustream.TV is in great company as other winners included in the Media Category are Youtube, Flickr, Fotki, Photobucket, LastFM, Pandora, NetFlix, Zooomr, and Yahoo Videos.  Ustream.TV was the only live video streaming site selected.

A special thanks to all the Ustreamer’s out there who voted and made this possible.

Graduationcast! Stanford University Student Streams Graduation LIVE From Her Cap!

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Stanford University Commencement LIVEIs Ustream.TV becoming mainstream? Stanford thinks so.

In a Internet and Ustream.TV first, Stanford University student Marie Jo Mont-Reynaud attached a webcam to her graduation cap and streamed the entire Graduation Commencement LIVE on Ustream.TV. She even had a live chatroom and was able to interact with friends and family during the ceremony.Stanford University Graduation LIVE

That is cool. That is mainstream.

Marie Jo, a senior at Stanford University, decided to stream live when her grandmother who lives on the other side of the country was unable attend. Not only was her grandmother able to see her graduate live, she saw the graduation from Marie Jo’s eyes! “When I found out my grandmother couldn’t make it, I figured I would just Ustream it. She called me several times during the ceremony to tell me she loved me and could see everything,” said Marie Jo. “Hopefully I started a tradition at Stanford that will continue into the future.”

This stream was also embedded into the Stanford University Blog for other parents and relatives across the country to witness. Hundreds of friends and relatives tuned in to watch live.

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