iDo – Ustreamers Stream Weddings LIVE

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Weddings on Ustream.TVThe applications for the Ustream.TV platform are almost unlimited.   LIVE interactive video is becoming more popular, more mainstream.

iDo!  We at Ustream.TV continue to be amazed at the creativity and genius of the Ustream.TV community.  Recently we have seen a increased number of Ustream.TV LIVE Weddings.  People are sharing the one of the happiest days of their lives with loved ones who are not able to make the wedding for various reasons.  Some users have streamed their wedding just to share it with the world and Ustream.TV community.

It is fascinating uses like this that will continue to help Ustream.TV remain the broadest live video platform on the web.

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Ustream.TV Wins Best Of Show at Under The Radar Conference

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Viewer's Choice Award

Ustream.TV continues to lead the LIVE video streaming community by winning “Best of Show” at the highly respected Under The Radar Entertainment and Media Conference 2007. Ustream.TV also won the Internet TV category already previously announced.

“Ustream.TV continues to demonstrate the excitement and promise of LIVE video. We are honored to win this prestigious award. Ustream.TV will continue to innovate and grow to live up to such a honor,” says Brad Hunstable, Founder of Ustream.TV.

Ustream.TV was selected Best In Show out of a group 32 of the hottest companies in the entertainment and media industry.

The Under The Radar Conference presents startups who are shaping the future of entertainment and media. The Conference showcases the future leaders of innovation – startups with next big idea, seasoned management teams and pedigrees that get the blogosphere buzzing. For more information visit www.undertheradarblog.com.

Wood Working in Web 2.0 – The Wood Whisperer

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Popular Ustream The Wood WhispererVideos, Podcasts, and Chatrooms Fast-Forward Age-Old Craft into the Web 2.0 Era
from Social Computing Magazine

“We now have live streaming video, as well as interactive chat, that provides our viewers a unique opportunity to learn directly from a professional woodworker,” said Nicole Spagnuolo, as she announced the expansion of the podcasts of her woodworker husband Marc Spagnuolo into a full-fledged Woodworking 2.0 site – TheWoodWhisperer.com – complete with videos, podcasts, chatrooms, and even a live streaming shop web-cam.

Believed to be the first website of its kind, allowing people of all ages and skill levels to learn, watch, and interact with others interested in the age old craft of woodworking, TheWoodWhisperer.com started out as a fun project that joined two of Marc’s passions, woodworking and technology.

“Marc really got into listening to podcasts after I bought him an iPod,” explained Nicole, who is a frequent guest-star on the podcast and live stream.

The iPod brought Marc’s attention to the video podcasts and the massive Web 2.0 trend, she explained. Simply and inexpensively generated audio and video content was, to Marc’s enjoyment, filling his iPod and entertaining him while he worked in his shop. He soon realized that there was a lack of quality podcasts for woodworking, and it wasn’t long before Marc and Nicole decided to make their own show.

With a polite nod to Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer, the first Wood Whisperer episode was made. While continuing to produce The Wood Whisperer podcasts, the couple added other unique features to the site. After the addition of a webcam to the shop computer, The Wood Whisperer viewers could now catch live snapshots of Marc in action. The webcam experience was enhanced later as a live stream when, after listening to one of Marc’s favorite podcasts, Leo Laporte the Tech Guy, Marc was introduced to uStream.tv.

Emphasizing the growing “mashup” status of the site, Nicole stated, “We now have live streaming video, as well as interactive chat, that provides our viewers a unique opportunity to learn directly from a professional woodworker.”

The Wood Whisperer is an award winning podcast (Best of iTunes 2006 Staff Favorites) that is released semi-monthly. To watch the podcasts, or for more information, just visit TheWoodWhisperer.com.

Ustream.TV – The Eventstreaming- iRevolution

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Zooomr TV LIVE iPhone CoverageYesterday’s iPhone craze was widespread and well known. Ustreamers across the country covered the event live from NYC, to the Technology Evangelist at Mall of America in MN, Entercourse.TV in Dallas, to iPhone Ustreamers in San Fransisco, to ZooomrTV in PaloUstream.TV Founder John Ham at the Palo Alto Apple Store During the Ustream.TV iPhone Giveaway Alto CA, to our Ustreamers in Hawaii.

In total, over 70,000 viewers watched and participated LIVE in the launch of Apple’s iPhone.

Special Congrats to the Benjamin Higgebotham and the Technology Evanagelist who were the FIRST Ustreamers to break 1,000 simultaneous viewers. One hour later ZooomrTV accomplished the same feat.

Ustream.TV CEO Chris Yeh says, “Ustream is delighted that we were able to support Ustreamers like Zooomr TV and Technology Evangelist in their coverage of the iPhone launch. We continue to be amazed by the resourcefulness, creativity, and talent of Ustreamers everywhere, and look forward to seeing what they do for future events. As I watched both CNBC on my TV, and Kris Tate on my laptop, I was struck by the impact of the democratization of TV. CNBC offers a centrally directed broadcast. Kris was answering questions from passers by and folks calling his cell phone. The two were very different, but very compelling in very different ways.”Ustreamers Technology Evangelist iPhone Coverage

Duncan Riley of Techcrunch had a very insightful article on the power of Eventstreaming. They keenly recognized the power of the Ustream/Zooomr iPhone coverage writing “By comparison the Zooomr logo and brand were exposed to thousands (maybe even more) watching the Eventstream on Ustream, many of whom may never have heard of or used Zooomr before. Money could possibly buy that exposure, but it is well a truly beyond the reach of most. In marketing terms it was pure brilliance, and it will not go unnoticed. The first wave of Eventstreaming will be driven by smart startups who know a good thing when they see it, and who can’t afford to buy this sort of exposure any other way. Eventstreaming is the difference between just being there, and being seen.

“By democratizing TV, Ustream hopes to let everyone with talent and opinions voice their views and display their creativity. The more conversations we have, the more insight we’ll generate, and the better off we’ll all be. Viva la revolucion!” Chris Yeh CEO of Ustream.TV

Check out this Techcrunch Article on Ustream.TV and Eventstreaming: HERE >>

Congratulations to Karen Strolia, the iPhone day winner!

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Ustream.TV iPhone Giveaway!After over 24 hours of iPhone madness, and thousands of viewers from around the world, the winner of the Ustream/Zooomr iPhone giveaway ended up being from right around the corner.

Please join me in a hearty round of congratulations to Karen Strolia of Northern California!

Thank you to all who signed up and partcipated in the Ustream.TV iPhone Giveaway!  More prizes and giveaways to come in the future!

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Ustream Feeds iPhone Mania With iPhone Giveaway

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Free iPhone From Ustream.TVIt’s Steve Jobs’ world–we just live in it. iPhone mania is as big as Star Wars mania, except that in this case, people are lining up to spend $600 on a phone. (Want one? See details below!)

Several of our Ustreamers are broadcasting live from the iLines in front of various Apple Stores across the country. If you’re not covering the iPhone launch live, why not embed one of our broadcasts?

The folks from Zooomr are Ustreaming live from the Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto, where hundreds of iPhone enthusiasts (plus news crews from various television networks) are camped out in anticipation. Watch Kris, Thomas, and other Web 2.0 celebrities like Robert Scoble of PodTech, and Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson of Digg and DiggNation wait in line to get their hands on Steve Jobs’ latest creation.
iPhone Fans Line Up For Release
Web Page:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/zooomr-tv

Code to embed their stream on your page:
<embed width=”320″ height=”261″ src=”http://www.ustream.tv/BGqYu.Et6tQQAwX5knnMQg.usc” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” \>

If you’re into Hollywood instead, check out IntoIPhone.com’s Ustream coverage of the Apple Store on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade. Who knows, you might catch George Clooney cutting in line to pick up his iPhone!

Web Page:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/intoiphonecom-live-apple-launch-event-coverage

Code to embed their stream on your page:
<embed width=”320″ height=”261″ src=”http://www.ustream.tv/0iKjymcCCUw1jo,C6inQ,YbOmTem0Ia5.usc” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” \>

Ustream is also holding a special giveaway to commemorate iPhone day. If you sign up for Ustream today, and enter the promo code “iphone”, you can win a free iPhone, courtesy of Ustream. Bonus points for folks that actually start streaming while they’re in line!

Happy iPhone day everyone!

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>>