Ustream.tv, a platform that allows anyone to broadcast live video over the Internet and interact real-time with connected viewers using chat, today announced that it has received a “Webware 100″ award in the Media category by CNET Webware. The finalists for the “Webware 100″ awards were selected by the editors of Webware.com, a CNET site, with the ultimate winners being chosen by the site’s users.
The “Webware 100″ Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware.com editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. Finalists were selected and featured in an online voting poll, where users voted and ultimately selected 100 winners in 10 categories. A list of the winners can be found at http://www.webware.com/100.
“We were so impressed by the amount of participation of the Web 2.0 community, which was clearly demonstrated through our online voting polls – more than 450,000 votes were cast,” said CNET Editor at Large, Rafe Needleman. “Webware.com created the Webware 100 awards to help consumers weed through the vast amount of Web 2.0 websites available and find the ones they trust to meet their needs.”
“We are honored to be recognized by CNET and by the Internet community as a Webware 100 award winner,” said Chris Yeh, Ustream CEO. “Because we appreciate the importance of our community, the fact that our users were instrumental in selecting Ustream as the only live video platform to win a Webware 100 award this year is a significant achievement.”
Ustream.tv is a platform that enables anyone – with a camera and an Internet connection – to broadcast live interactive video to a global audience. Founded in early 2007 by four U.S. Military Veterans looking to develop a live video solution for the average user, and lead by Chris Yeh, serial entrepreneur and technology investor, Ustream.tv is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit http://www.ustream.tv.