Watch: Occupy Wall Street, Broadcasting Live

Via TIME:

With a cell phone and Ustream channel, protester turned independent journalist Tim Pool is your window into Occupy Wall Street.

Tim Pool doesn’t have a fancy camera, high-tech equipment or a news organization to back him. But like most of us, he has a cell phone.

A 25-year-old protester from Chicago who came to New York’s Zuccotti Park in mid-September to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, Pool was one of the thousands evicted from their makeshift home early Tuesday as police raided the site in full riot gear. As members of the media poured downtown, many were denied access to the park, meaning much of the live coverage and updates would have to come from the protesters themselves. Around 1:30 am, Pool switched on the camera of his Samsung Galaxy S II, and began streaming live from Ustream, broadcasting the raid and mass arrests live online to more than 100,000 viewers. ”We’ve seen one of the scariest, heart-racing nights,” he told viewers. “The eviction of Zuccotti Park and it’s really bringing everyone together.” He’s been the eyes of the movement ever since.”

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Honor Veterans Year-Round: Offer Them a Job

Via CNBC:

“There’s not enough veterans in Silicon Valley,” says Brad Hunstable, co-founder and president of Ustream. “This industry can benefit from their skill sets.” Hunstable is a West Point graduate who originally helped create Ustream as a way for service members overseas to communicate with multiple friends and family at once. Since starting in 2007, the company has grown into a network of online channels with more than 13 million registered users and 150 employees worldwide.

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Animal Shelter Launches Live Puppy, Kitty Cam

Via NBC New York

The North Shore Animal League America in Long Island has launched a live video camera at its Port Washington shelter, hoping the images of the puppies and kittens there will attract loving potential owners.

The shelter’s weekly UStream feed of its pet nursery airs live every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and features “beautiful and healthy” shelter puppies and kittens that need permanent homes, according to the organization.

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Ustream: Bay Area BizTech News by the Numbers

Via Xconomy

$16 Million– The total amount of funding collected in the past two weeks by San Francisco-based streaming video startup Ustream. The Company announced October 25 that it had raised $10 Million from KT Corporation to open a joint venture in Korea. On November 4, founder and CEO John Ham said the company had raised an additional $6 million from original investors DCM and Softbank…

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‘Twilight’ Stars’ Hand and Footprints Immortalized at Chinese Theatre Ceremony

Via Hollywood Reporter:

“When Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner began shooting the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight in 2008, few could have predicted the international phenomenon that the book to film series would become. Now, as the first installment of the epic finale draws near, the cast prepares to secure their place in Hollywood history.”

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