Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ustream Receives CNET Webware 100 Award for Second Year in a Row

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Internet Broadcasting Platform Wins in Video Category

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – April 21, 2008

Ustream.TV (www.ustream.tv), the leading internet broadcasting platform, today announced it has received a 2008 Webware 100 award for the second year in a row in the Video category, by Webware, a CNET site. The Web 2.0 user community cast nearly two million votes in an online voting poll which ultimately selected the winners. Finalists for the 2008 Webware 100 Awards were selected by the editors of Webware.

The 2008 Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. A complete list of the winners can be found at www.webware.com/100.

Ustream’s easy-to-use, reliable and scalable broadcasting platform has experienced remarkable adoption in the one year since its beta launch. The open platform has already registered over 260,000 broadcasters, including Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, entertainers Johnny Knoxville and Chris Brown, as well as technology and business leaders broadcasting a wide range of interactive events. Successful partnerships with Bebo, Veoh, Digg, Meebo, Sun Microsystems and the Republican National Convention have both validated and expanded Ustream’s success in online broadcasting.

“Winning a Webware 100 award for the second year in a row reflects how much we value our community of broadcasters and viewers and our success at providing them with an innovative video platform that today’s consumers of social media really want and continue to use,” said John Ham, chairman and founder of Ustream. “We will continue to evolve our platform and introduce the features and capabilities our community needs to ensure Ustream remains the platform of choice for the interactive video revolution.”

About Ustream
Ustream is the leading internet broadcasting platform. Ustream’s proprietary technology powers an easy-to-use, web-based interface, allowing anyone with a camera, computer and Internet connection to broadcast live to the world. Integrated with a host of interactive tools including chatrooms, co-host, and shout meter, Ustream’s platform delivers real-time, social experiences on the web. Since its beta launch in March 2007, Ustream has grown to 260,000 registered users broadcasting 8,000 – 10,000 live shows a day. Ustream.TV is headquartered in Los Altos, California, and is privately held. For more information, please visit: www.ustream.tv.

Webware: And the Webware 100 Winners are…

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Ustream has received a 2008 Webware 100 award for the second year in a row in the Video category, by Webware, a CNET site. The Web 2.0 user community cast nearly two million votes in an online voting poll which ultimately selected the winners. Finalists for the 2008 Webware 100 Awards were selected by the editors of Webware.

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Guardian.co.uk: Paddick embraces new technology for ‘virtual hustings’

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Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor, reaches out to voters through cyberspace by taking part in what is being billed as the UK’s first live political video webchat. The former Metropolitan police deputy assistant commissioner, whose campaign has enthusiastically embraced new technology, fields questions through Ustream.

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