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2/27/2009 TechCrunch Roundtable

TechCrunch will LIVE stream its innovative Cloud Computing Roundtable tomorrow on Ustream & MeetUp .

Whose Cloud is it Anyway?

Date: Friday, February 27, 2:30 – 6:30 pm

2:30 – 3:15 Product Pitches
Product pitches from several early-stage, cloud-focused start-ups.

The panel of experts:
Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
George Zachary, partner, Charles River Ventures
Geoff Ralston, CEO LaLa
David Bernstein, VP/General Manager, Cisco
David Kralik, Silicon Valley office Director of Newt Gingrich

3:30 – 5:00 Roundtable Discussion

Are we on the verge of a new set of platform wars that will make the Windows Vs. Mac war look like Tiddlywinks? Or will all the different cloud platforms which are emerging create an interwoven fabric of Web applications that draw from each cloud as is convenient? What does a social enterprise app look like?

To help us explore these questions we’ll have on hand:
Marc Benioff, CEO,
Vic Gundotra, VP Engineering, Google
Amitabh Srivastava, Corporate VP, Windows Azure
Lew Tucker, CTO, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems
Scott Dietzen, SVP Communications Products, Yahoo
Paul Buchheit, Co-founder, FriendFeed; creator of Gmail
Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon
Mike Schroepfer, VP of Engineering, Facebook
Gina Bianchini, CEO, Ning
John Engates, CTO, Rackspace

Roundtable Moderators:
Erick Schonfeld, co-editor TechCrunch
Steve Gillmor, editor TechCrunchIT

5:00 – 6:30 MeetUp Reception and Demo Tables

CPAC 2009 Live Feb 26th-28th

Is the conservative movement over now that President Obama is in office?  Don’t tell that the 9,000 people at CPAC this week.  Find out for yourself as the CPAC 2009 conference is live on Ustream presented by our partner

The leaders of the conservative movement will be speaking live and making their case to the nation Thursday Feb 26th – 28th live here on Ustream.  All the big guns are out to include Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Romney/Huckabee.  

Join the conversation at the link below:

President Obama Speaks Live Tonight

Be sure to tune in tonight at 6pm PST for a LIVE address from President Barack Obama on Air America’s Ustream show page. Only a week after Obama signed a stimulus bill of $787 billion and two days before Congress receives a summary of his 2010 budget, President Obama will be addressing the world regarding foreign policy, the deficit, and where he plans to take the nation.

Tune in here to watch:

Events for the last week of February, 2009

On Monday February 23, the Wall Street Journal’s Andy Jordan is starting his American Journey, or “AJ squared” a 3,739-mile, nine-day journey around the US to dig deeper into the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus plan. As Washington prepares to distribute $787 billion in stimulus money, AJ plans to follow the dollar bills, and he is bringing US along for the ride. Be sure to watch everything right here:

Tuesday February 24, from 10-11am PST, we have the President of West Point Thoroughbreds with another “State of the Industry” press conference. Their mission is to bring the excitement of high quality thoroughbred horse racing and ownership to individuals and small groups across the United States. Come watch with us here:

Also on Tuesday February 24, from 11-12pm PST Company of Thieves will be LIVE for an hour-long web chat.  With the new album dropping on the same day, you’ll want to be in the chat! Tune in here:

Tuesday evening at 7pm PST, Peter Himmelman’s Furious World will be bringing us their weekly hour of rock and roll, ideas and passionately ordered chaos. This week’s special guest is Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board. Tune in for the show here:

Wednesday February 25, from 9-10am PST is the start of a NEW weekly Ford Motor Company show. With briefings from a variety of their facilities, join the chat as they discus the latest innovations in technology, quality, sustainability and safety efforts. This is your chance to participate from your desk. Come ask the Ford executives your questions:

Also on Wednesday, starting at 11am PST, Kevin Trudeau the founder of the International Pool Tour will be broadcasting his radio show from Chicago. Be sure to join the chat for this one, as Kevin will be taking questions LIVE. Watch with us here:

Starting on Thursday February 26, and running through Saturday the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be streaming LIVE from Washington DC. The Largest Annual Gathering of Conservative Students, Activists and Policymakers in history will be there including; Mike Huckabee, Pat Buchanan, and Rush Limbaugh. Tune in for event long coverage here:

On Friday, February 27, from 2:30 – 6:30 pm PST, LIVE from the Microsoft Mountain View Conference Center, Tech Crunch is hosting “Whose Cloud Is It Anyway?” Tune in for Product Pitches, Roundtable Discussion, and great speakers including; Marc Benioff, CEO,, Lew Tucker, CTO, Cloud Computing, Sun Microsystems, Paul Buchheit, Co-founder, FriendFeed; creator of Gmail and many more.
Watch it all LIVE right here:

Sunday February 28, from 8-10pm PST BradMan will be LIVE again chatting another one of his well known twitter followers. BradMan has had guests including MC Hammer, last weeks special interview with Ms. United States, and many more. Tune in here to see who this weeks guest will be:

A few 24/7 streams I think you’ll enjoy:
NEW Hummingbird Cam –
Marco Island –
Cute Kitten Cam –
Owl’s nest cam –


Live Co-cast from Hollywood for the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22


Tune into Ustream on Sunday at 2 p.m. to catch the glamour of Hollywood during the Oscars! Hosted and produced by, the Oscar marathon starts at 2 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 22 and will continue until 10 p.m. PT. The show will include supplementary coverage of Hollywood’s biggest event, including live commentary and footage from multiple locations.  Viewers can interact by chatting with the show hosts and with each other during the live stream.

Join us here!

Today, Ustream launches Watershed

Watershed is a self-serve platform for organizations both large and small who need private-label live, interactive video. Flexible for everyone, Watershed offers plug-and-play widgets to robust API integration solutions as well as Pay-As-You-Go pricing: No monthly fees, No contracts, and No wasted bandwidth. Ever.

Here’s what my partners have to share in this Watershed moment:

Brad Hunstable, founder and President, says, “Watershed gives customers flexible pricing that traditional content delivery networks (CDNs) are not able to provide due to their legacy capital costs. Thus Watershed is a perfect solution for IT managers who need that flexibility.”

Dr. Gyula Feher, founder and CTO, says, “Watershed was designed and developed to be the most flexible platform for live, interactive video. With that in mind, the solution offers everything from plug-and-play widgets to robust API integration solutions. And our Pay-As-You-Go pricing means no monthly fees, no contracts, and no wasted bandwidth for our customers. As a value proposition to the market, Watershed truly marks an industry watershed moment.”

In summary, we’re bringing the most flexible platform with the most flexible pricing to market. It’s truly a Watershed Moment.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful users and employees. Today, we’ve brought a compelling live streaming solution for businesses. Without you, none of this is possible. Thank you.

Events for the week of February 16th, 2009

Monday, Feb 16th from 10pm – 11pm EST join us for a Post-Bachelor Video Chat with DeAnna Pappas. Come chat with the 2008 star, hear the inside stories, and more!  Watch with us LIVE here:

Tuesday, Feb 17th starting at 5 pm PST join the leading producer of videogame websites, including,,, and, as well as EGM Magazine as the editors play upcoming games LIVE for all to see.  Watch with us LIVE here:

Wednesday, Feb 18th from 8-10pm PST join us for Two Jacks in the Hole broadcast, where Scott Marder, a writer for the very popular TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be on the show. The songs Day Man and Night Man that he wrote for the show are a phenomenon. Bu sure to tune in, and join the chat LIVE here:

Wednesday, Feb 18th at 10pm PST Driving Sports TV, the fastest show on Late Night. Tune in and watch the DSTV crew showoff the latest in new cars and automotive performance: Watch with us LIVE here:

Wednesday’s and Sunday’s from 8pm – Midnight CST, come play with BradManTV. This week’s guest is Miss United States 2008, Graziella Baratta! Tune in on February 18th at 8pm, and if you have any questions you would like to ask Graziella, email info(AT) or DM  to @bradmantv!  Watch with us LIVE here:


Thursday, Feb. 19th from 9am – 10am PST join us for Autoline Detroit, with special guests, three top auto industry journalists/analysts including John McElroy, as they discuss the stability and health of today’s auto industry will be on the show to discuss the plight of GM and Chrysler as they go before the U.S. Treasury this next week.   Watch with us LIVE here:

Thursday, Feb 19th from 9am –  9pm PST join us for a LIVE release of the new book  “Twitter Power” Wiley Publications. Special twitter guests including Chris Pirillo, Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Scoble, MC Hammer, and more. Join us LIVE here:

Thursday, Feb 19th from  5pm – 7pm PST join Valerie Waters for a Live Q&A on Celebrity Fitness. “I am going to do a open Ustream chat to answer questions on how anyone can look Red Carpet Ready like the celebs. I’ve been getting tons of calls from magazines for this info so I thought I would bring it directly to the people.” Watch with us LIVE here:

Friday, Feb 20th – Sun Feb 22, join us for THON, the largest student-run philanthropy organization in the world!  The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON, is excited to have you join us in our fight to conquer childhood cancer.
Watch with us LIVE here:


Saturday, Feb 21, from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST we have a great event LIVE from Brown University. The Brown Entrepreneurship Program’s biggest event of the year, the EP Forum gives students the opportunity to hear and learn from world class entrepreneurs; connect with each other, professors, alumni, and other professionals; and share ideas in an open and exciting atmosphere.

Speaker list includes:
Matt Flannery – Co Founder & CEO,
Ted Garcia – Fmr. Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Starbucks Corporation
Mark Victor Hansen – Co-Creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul book series
David Shrier – Fmr. Ronco COO, Serial Executive, Business Transformation Expert

Watch with us LIVE here:

Tune in Sundays at 7pm PST, tune in for the FierceUgly LIVE show! This weekly podcast from three self proclaimed guys with ‘faces for audio’.  Listen with us each week as they discuss current events, politics, tech and much more.  Also featuring a segment they call Jen’s Box where she runs down all the happenings in TV for the previous week. Watch with us here:

Tuesday, Feb 24nd from 10am PST join the president of West Point Thoroughbreds for their “State of the Industry” press conference. This half hour event will touch on everything we can look forward to that West Point Thoroughbreds have going in the coming months.
Watch with us here:

Twestival LIVE on Ustream, Thursday February 12, 2009

Ustream is happy to be bringing you LIVE coverage from 4 of the World’s Largest Twitter fundraising drive locations this evening. Twestival is bringing together local communities to raise money and awareness for Charity: Water, an innovative non-profit dedicated to providing clean water to developing communities in desperate need.locations,

Below are the 4 events you’ll be able to watch LIVE right here on Ustream.TV!

LA Twestival:
Starting at 8pm PST and ending at 2am PST, LIVE from the 2,000 capacity Club 740, in downtown LA’s historic old Globe Theater Twestival LA will be featuring celebrity guests from in and out of the blogosphere, nationally headlining comedians and super-star DJs including:

Joe Rogan
Ben Morrison

Dov Davidoff

Nick Thune


David Lawrence

And many more. If you can’t make it down to the event, or don’t live in LA please come watch with us here:

Dallas Twestival:
From 6pm-10pm CST, LIVE from the Mockingbird Station in downtown Dallas the will be live music, a comedy show at Hyena’s Comedy Club featuring Dallas’s finest, and a showing of Frost/Nixon at the Angelika starting at 7pm. If you live in the Dallas area, be sure to swing by for drink specials, photo booth fun, and much more. For more information tweet @DallasTwestival. Be sure to watch with us here:

Honolulu Twestival:

From 10pm-2am EST join Angela Keen, Maleko, and others for a great event LIVE from Oceans 808 at Restaurant Row for great food, drinks, music, and amazing giveaways including trips and much more! This event will be featuring Hawaiian celebrities and musicians including:
Guy Cruz


Mailani Makainai

The Band SunSet

Don’t miss any of this great event, and tune in with us here:

Bristol Testival:

From 6:30pm GMT – 11pm GMT LIVE from The Lanes this event will have free drinks for the first 100 people, raffles all night, half price bowling, and great guests featuring:

DJ Twang
Mango Factory
Kerry McCarthy MP
Fortune Drive
Leisure Allstars

Tune in here for all of the great LIVE performances:

The organizers of Twestival have made is easy to donate any amount by encouraging anyone and everyone to donate using Tipjoy.

We hope you enjoy these great events!

Twitter Founder joins Ustream Advisory Board

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter in 2007 and grew it to be one of the most popular communication platforms on the Internet. “Ustream has amazing technology and great timing. The environment is ready to accept a real-time broadcast platform that allows everyone in society to live stream,” says Dorsey. “I look forward to working with the Ustream team and look forward to assisting the company.”

“We are very pleased to be working with Jack,” says John Ham, Ustream’s CEO. “His strategy in ‘all things real-time’ will be invaluable as Ustream navigates the many opportunities that face us today. We look forward to working with Jack and welcome him to the Ustream Advisory Board.”

The Ustream Advisory Board includes GEN(R) Wesley Clark as well as Former Head of Monetization at You Tube Shashi Seth.

Facebook Connect – Login and Let Your Facebook Friends Know What You’re Up To!

You may have noticed the new blue button in the login section today. You may have wondered “What is this thing?”.

This is Facebook Connect. Its amazing.

With Facebook Connect you can log in to Ustream with a click of a button. Not only that, but you know all those friends you have on Facebook? Those couple hundred friends that need love to know what you’re doing at any given time? Well, now whenever you broadcast, record a video, create a show, or even find a cool show, you have the option to share it with them in their newsfeed!

So go on! Login with Facebook Connect and share that ridiculously cute kitten stream with them – its too much cute for just you! Your friends will thank you.

To connect your Ustream account with Facebook Connect follow these steps:

1) Click the Facebook Connect Button and Log In

2) Enter in your Ustream username and password. (Or if you don’t have a Ustream account, you can make one and your Facebook account will be attached to it).

3) Log in! That was easy? Now next time you come to Ustream all you have to do is hit the “Facebook Connect” button and you’ll be logged in instantly!

You can share the following actions:

1) Broadcasting! Of course. When you press the “Start Broadcast” button in the broadcast console you will get a pop up asking if you would like to send this to your Facebook newsfeed.

2) Recording a show! Once you’re done recording a video and you have named it, you will get a pop up asking if you would like to send this to your Facebook newsfeed. The coolest part about this is that your Facebook friends will actually be able to watch the Ustream video on Facebook. You will get so many views from this!

3) Creating a show. When you make a new show you want to tell as many people as possible. Well, we know that, so we’re letting you notify your Facebook friends! A pop up will appear after you save your show asking your permission to send a notification to Facebook.

4) Sharing a cool show! This has got to be the coolest one. All those times you were watching something awesome on Ustream that you wanted to share with everyone (Obama, Shiba Inu Puppies, Obama Sign, Lil’ Wayne, 50 Cent….and so on) – Now you can! It only takes one click to. A special button just for users with Facebook Connect has been added to all show pages directly under the video player. Click “Tell your friends what you’re watching” and instanly the show will appear in your friend’s newsfeed.

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