Category Archives: Press Releases

Watch: Occupy Wall Street, Broadcasting Live

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Techcrunch: Ustream Forges Joint Venture With South Korea’s KT Corp., Raises $10 Million

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Live video streaming service Ustream continues to expand its presence in Asia with the help of major telecom corporations.

Today, the company is announcing that its teaming with KT Corporation, a leading telecommunications provider in South Korea, to launch Ustream Korea. Ustream will be launching its new Korean portal in January 2012, with a new office opening in Seoul that month as well. The joint venture includes a new $10 million funding round for Ustream, which brings the company’s total funding to $98.7 million…

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Official Launch of The Great Spirit Bluff Falcons!

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Thanks to conservationist Bob Anderson and his Raptor Resource Project, Ustreamers the world over have already experienced the magic of live nesting and bird watching with the famous Decorah Eagle Cam (www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles). Over the weekend Bob was at it again, working with a team to launch a live 24/7 camera feed of wild Peregrine Falcons. The high quality camera is positioned on a wooden falcon box located on the side of a steep cliff.

The live Ustream feed will run 24-hours a day and viewers may watch the entire nesting and mating process of the Peregrine Falcons while interacting in chat/Social Stream. The birds are expected to arrive some time between late February and early March of 2012.

The live feed can be found here: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons.

Check out some additional Press for the Spirit Bluff Falcons:

Falcon Cam Installed In La Crescent
By Pete Zervakis
WXOW-TV/WXOW.com
October 1, 2011

http://www.wxow.com/story/15595986/falcon-cam-installed-in-la-crescent

You’d have a hard time finding a more scenic outlook than the one on the Howe family property but what you can’t see from the family’s backyard is the treacherous cliff below.

On that cliff sits a bare wooden box, which is expected to house a few visitors starting in late February.

“They’re nature’s top gun and they’ve marveled mankind for all of our history,” said conservationist Bob Anderson. “The Peregrine Falcon has been clocked at 270 miles an hour on dives.”

But 50 years ago, the Peregrine falcon was on the brink of extinction after a pesticide called DDT poisoned a sizeable percentage of the species.

However Bob Anderson was one of several conservationists across the country who fought to save the species.

His non-profit group, the Raptor Resource Project, has been breeding falcons in captivity and then releasing them into their natural habitats.

“This cliff in La Crescent has had falcons for thousands of years,” Anderson said. “Except for the 50 or so years because of the DDT But now they’re back.”

But on his latest project, Anderson had some help – in the form of boy scout Jonathan Howe.

The 16-year old is currently trying to attain ‘eagle rank,’ which he says is the highest honor a scout can achieve.

All applicants for eagle rank are required to complete a project and, for his, Howe is assisting Anderson with the installation of a camera into the aforementioned falcon nest.

That camera will then provide a live stream here: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons.

The stream allows the public to have 24-hour viewing access to the entire nesting and mating process of the birds, which are expected to arrive some time between late February and early March of 2012.

24 Hours of Reality an Unprecedented Call to Confront Climate Change // Event Draws Nearly 9 Million Unique Views and Catalyzes Action all Across the Globe

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Eric Young, 703/217-6814 or press@climatereality.com

NEW YORK — Over the past 24 hours, millions of people joined climate scientists, leaders, celebrities and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore in an unprecedented global event that connected the dots between extreme weather and climate change. The event, 24 Hours of Reality, also shined a light on the intentional and well-funded effort to sow doubt about the reality of the climate crisis.

“Extreme droughts, terrible storms, and larger floods are devastating many parts of the world,” said former Vice President Gore. “Today, climate change is no longer a prediction: It’s a reality. Yet around the world, we are still subjected to polluter-financed misinformation and propaganda designed to mislead people about the dangers we face from the unfolding climate crisis. Those who want to protect their own short-term financial interest are employing the same strategy first used by tobacco companies years ago to mislead the public about the science linking cigarettes to disease and death.”

The former Vice President added: “The time to face reality is now. 24 Hours of Reality bridged oceans and cultures — in every time zone — bringing the world together to emphasize the truth about the climate crisis and how we can solve it.”

Chairman Gore was joined by renowned climate scientists as well as Climate Presenters he has personally trained to deliver a new multimedia presentation around the world. Together, they drove home both the overwhelming scientific consensus on manmade climate change and the devastating impacts of extreme weather.

The event, broadcast live by Ustream, received nearly nine million unique views over the course of 24 hours. More than simply a viewing experience, the event served as a catalyst for action, urging individuals to call out denial and join others in their communities to work toward solutions. This event was seen at major watch parties in places like London, Miami, France and Fiji. Our partner organizations around the world invited viewers to take concrete steps to help solve the climate crisis.

“This event was a powerful message to our leaders worldwide,” said Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “Reality is not an opinion. The climate crisis is happening now, and if we fail to act the impacts will grow even worse. The time to face reality is now. And the good news is, if we reduce pollution and aggressively invest clean, renewable energy, we can solve the climate crisis.”

For more information, and to see the presentations for all 24 time zones, please visit http://climaterealityproject.org<http://climaterealityproject.org/.