The Last Goodnight Coming To Ustream!

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The Last Goodnight is coming to Ustream! On November 20th at 5pm EST/10pm London, the band will chat live with their fans across the world. Ustream is teaming up with meebo.com for this event.

The Last Goodnight have been touring extensively since the release of their major-label debut album, Poison Kiss, this past summer, playing certain dates with American Idol finalist Elliot Yamin. The band originally hails from Connecticut, and their music has been featured on the television program Brothers & Sisters.

They have a hit song called “Pictures of You” that I really love. Check out their Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thelastgoodnight

We recently had the Plain White T’s on Ustream that reached 130,000 people across the world. See a replay here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/RbLdIyOxpsKdruPjOG4NAw

LIVE TONIGHT: Senator Mike Gravel’s Alternative Debate

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A few weeks ago, Senator Mike Gravel, a Presidential Candidate, was not able to participate in the MSNBC Democratic Debate due to the networks feeling he did not have enough support. Despite this set back, Senator Gravel streamed a alternative debate live on Ustream reaching thousands.

Well, it has happened again and this time Senator Gravel’s campaign is more aggressive and more public about their Alternative Debate. Tonight at 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST, Senator Gravel will once again stream live on Ustream giving his own thoughts for EVERY answer from the Democratic Presidential field.

For more information on Mike Gravel, please visit: http://www.gravel2008.us/

Please check out the live stream here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/senator-mike-gravels-alternative-democratic-debate

Ustream.TV Now In Bebo!

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bebo_rev.jpgIf you haven’t heard the great news, Bebo announced today the launch of its Open Media Platform for its 40 million registered users. Ustream.TV is one of these launch partners and we are in great company with companies like MTV, CBS, and Jibjab.

“Ustream.TV provides a new capability for Bebo members and enables powerful, real-time, interactive content in their profiles,” Joanna Shields, President of Bebo. “As live video becomes an important feature of social networking, the potential will be unlimited, from musicians sharing music with fans to professors broadcasting lectures for distanced learning.”

“Bebo provides content creators, whether individuals, groups, or large organizations, with a means to reach targeted audiences through live video,” said Brad Hunstable, president and co-founder, Ustream.TV. “Bebo represents a significant new distribution channel for Ustream content, and we believe the synergies between our two platforms will redefine social networking as a fully realized, live, interactive communications medium.”

We continue to grow like wild fire (I’m from Texas people!) and we are honored to be in such great company. Many big announcements in the future for Ustream and our first major product release will occur very soon. shhh… stay tuned!

Recently, we announced that we integrated our Microbroadcasting platform into Meebo.com.

You can check out the new Ustream profile at www.bebo.com/ustreamtv

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Irish National Labour Party Comes To Ustream

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The Irish National Labour Party will be streaming their 62nd National Delegate Conference live on Ustream November 16th-Nov 18th.

Speaking at the conference and live on Ustream will be the New Party Leader Eamon Gilmore. He is not the first prominent Irishmen to stream live on Ustream. In fact the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke with Ustreamers during the United Nations Stand Up For Poverty Event about a month ago.

For more information on the Irish National Labour Party, please visit:
http://www.labour.ie/

Ustream In The Classroom- Live Video Allows Parents To See School Projects

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I remember in my high school Physics class we did a egg drop competition. The idea was to construct a device that would protect a egg and with stand a 2 story fall created out of normal everyday materials. The project was pass/fail. Broken egg equaled failure and a whole egg equaled passing.

For weeks I developed mathematical models and conducted hard core engineering analysis knowing my egg would land like a feather. The elaborate device I created was both beautiful and scientifically sound. On the big day, I dropped my creation only to watch my egg break and splatter into a million pieces.

That’s why when I watched 8th graders at Northbrook Junior High School test their contraptions in their annual egg drop, a flood of memories came back to me.

This event was especially intriguing as well because the parents of the students were able to watch this live from home and work. Earlier in the week, another school broadcasted their students science project presentations during school hours for their parents.

I absolutely love these type of uses of Ustream. Microbroadcasting for the masses to me is so exciting because of exactly events such as this. I’m glad these parents were able to witness their son and daughter’s egg heroics ……….or tragedies.

Here’s a Replay:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/dPNKx7wZjpz,7Mw8Qpwkba3x2z1KUZHp

I found this great blog post on using Ustream in the classroom as well:
http://ccapozzoli.wordpress.com/2007/11/09/ustreamtv-in-the-classroom/

Plain White T’s Coming To Ustream!

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The #1 Rock Band in the country is coming to Ustream.TV! On November 13th at 9am Eastern and 2pm London, the Plain White T’s will do a live stream interacting with their fans and playing several songs for the Ustream nation!

For almost a decade, the Plain White T’s have been playing to packed audiences craving for that perfect pop-punk punch. Plain White T’s was founded back in 1997 by Tom Higgenson, its first and only front man. Inspired by the booming local music scene, which included the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Higgenson recruited some kids from his local high school including guitarist Dave Tirio,and the PWT’s were born.

PWT’s debut album Stop, was recorded entirely in a friend’s basement and self released in 2002. The music industry took note. Fearless Records signed PWT’s and re-released Stop along with their 1995 album, All That We Needed. The PWT’s showed a softer side with “Hey There Delilah” their 1st single of Every Second Counts.

Be sure to tune in and come speak with this top national band on Ustream.TV!

For more information on the PWT’s, check out:
http://www.plainwhitets.com/ourtimenow/

Politics Go Local On Ustream

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sbsun1.jpgOver the past year, Ustream has been witness to numerous high profile political figures from Hillary Clinton to the Former President of Ireland. We recently witnessed Mike Gravel’s Anti-Debate on Ustream after he was not allowed to participate in the national event on MSNBC.

As impressive as the national events are, I’m most intrigued by the use of Ustream in local politics. This past week, the SB Sun Newspaper did live commentary around the election results for two precincts in San Bernardino, California. People from the local area were encouraged to watch and take part as the election results rolled in through midnight. Although I knew little about the candidates and the specific political climate in SB, I witnessed local democracy in action and actually enjoyed it.

As the barriers to stream come down (and they will people!!!), I know we’ll see more small towns around the country doing similar streams.

See the full election night coverage here:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/zPURQGGch5WTpuxrZcsMLw

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Election ’08: Kate Michelman and Cate Edwards Live On Ustream.TV

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Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL pro-choice America, and Cate Edwards, John and Elizabeth’s daughter, will attend a series of events in New Hampshire to discuss John’s plans to address some of the most important issues facing women today.

As part of this event, they will each be taking questions live from the chatrooms on Ustream.TV. The live stream will begin Saturday Nov 10th at 2:30pm EST. Please join us

For more information or submit a question, please visit:
http://johnedwards.com/nh/webcast/kateandcate

Official Blogworld and New Media Expo Coverage Starts Today!

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Blogworld and New Media Expo starts today LIVE from Las Vegas! It is being produced by InBusinessTV.Com.

Blogworld Expo is rhe first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. In addition to the only industry-wide exhibition, BlogWorld will feature the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business.

If you are currently blogging, vlogging, podcasting, producing other forms of new media content, entering the new media industry, or just want to know what the blogosphere is all about, then you need to watch the most comprehensive blogging convention.

For more information and to watch the coverage:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/in-business-tv