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Ustream CEO to Join Real-Time Academy

Ustream CEO Brad Hunstable has been invited to join the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, a consortium of leaders in technology, journalism, business, and culture that plays a vital role in choosing the winners of the Shorty Awards, honoring the best content producers in social media.

Among the Academy’s current members are Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, General Electric CMO Beth Comstock, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, actor/writer Stephen Fry, and author Neil Gaiman.

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Now in their seventh year, the Shorty Awards “honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social Web.” Every year, millions of people take to Twitter to submit their favorite content creators from entertainment, news and media, technology and innovation, arts and design, and global issues as Shorty Award nominees.

The Academy will choose the winners of the 7th Annual Shorty Awards when finalists are determined at the end of February. Each Academy member is assigned about 10 categories based on his or her area of expertise, with about seven finalists per category. The judging process will take place from February 27 to March 9, and winners will be announced in April at a live-streamed ceremony in New York City.

General nominations for the 7th Annual Shorty Awards will open early this year; for information about nominating brands, agencies, and organizations visit the Shorty Awards website.


Be part of the New Year’s Eve show on Ustream!

Ustream has teamed up with www.index.hu to show live broadcasts from different time zones and cultures over a 12-hour period this New Year’s Eve. If you are planning to stream your New Year’s Eve event or know of a channel that will, please send us the channel link to press@ustream.tv. We’ll include it in our global show. Follow us on Ustream or Twitter and watch the world celebrating the New Year!

Ustream Snags Two 2014 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

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Pop the champagne and crank up the party jams: Ustream is the winner of two 2014 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards, for Live Video Platform and Video Advertising Solution for its LiveAd technology!

This year, the readers of Streaming Media voted for their favorites in a record-setting 31 categories. On November 19th, the winners were announced at the Streaming Media West conference in Huntington Beach, California, which was broadcast live via Ustream.

Not only is this the highest honor in our industry — it’s also the only awards program decided by the end users (that’s you!). So as you can imagine, we’re feeling pretty darn proud.

Here’s our Sales Engineering Manager, Scott Grizzle, accepting the awards on behalf of the Ustream team:

We’re especially thrilled to see LiveAd take home the Video Advertising Solution award. We built LiveAd to offer our clients a more impactful, engaging advertising experience, and to see it emerge as the top vote-getter in its category tells us that, to paraphrase Sally Field, “You like it! You really, really like it!”

So, from the bottom of our humble little hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you for your votes, for your support, and for being the best darn fans a team could ask for!

For a bit of history on what these awards are, the Readers’ Choice Awards are conducted by magazine and web presence Streaming Media. They are dedicated to providing news and resources around the video space, with an emphasis on streaming technologies. The Readers’ Choice Awards component has been around for years, with results published online starting in 2007. Click here for a full list of 2014 award winners.

Learn more about how you can leverage LiveAd and the Ustream platform for your business. Alternatively, try out some of the new solutions available through IBM Cloud Video, which offer additional features lead generation for marketers with Streaming Manager and secure internal communications with Streaming Manager for Enterprise.

Ustream Snags Two 2014 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards


The Concert For Valor: Saluting America’s Veterans

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This Veterans Day, Ustream will provide live streaming services for The Concert For Valor – a free concert to honor our veterans. The Concert For Valor is a first-of-its-kind event designed to bring artists, celebrities and millions of Americans together to honor the courage and sacrifice of veterans, active duty service members and their families. This event will provide a national stage for ensuring that veterans and their families know that their fellow Americans’ gratitude is genuine. Millions of people, including veterans, active duty service members, their families and Americans from all walks of live are expected to watch the free concert.

Performing artists include Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Zack Brown Band, and Rihanna.

Watch the show live on TheConcertForValor.com this Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014 as we broadcast our gratitude to America’s soldiers live from the National Mall in Washington, D.C..


Forging New Paths at the Pioneers Festival

On October 29–30, more than 2,000 individuals representing technology, science and entrepreneurship will gather in Vienna, Austria for the Fourth Annual Pioneers Festival.

Thanks to Ustream, thousands more around the world will be able to experience the event live as it happens through the Pioneers Festival channel.

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Established in 2011, the Festival’s mission is to gather the smartest minds in technology and science entrepreneurship “to showcase, impact and shape our tomorrow.” The 2014 slate of speakers includes Fred Destin of Accel Partners, Nancy Duarte of Duarte Design, Neil Patel of Kissmetrics and Justin Kan of Twitch/Y Combinator.

And if that’s not enough, how about a flying car?

At Pioneers Festival 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil will unveil the Flying Roadster, the prototype of “the world’s most advanced flying car.” The company has been working on developing a flying automobile for two decades, and on October 29, the world will get its first live look — in person in Vienna and around the globe via Ustream

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Over the last four years, attendance at the Pioneers Festival has grown from just over 1,600 to 2,500 – and Pioneers Festival 2013 attracted more than 55,000 unique visitors worldwide.

It all kicks off Wednesday, October 29 at 10 am CET; to follow all the action, tune in to the Pioneers Festival channel on Ustream.


Streaming Media Hearts Ustream!

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Wow, color us overwhelmed — not one, but two recognitions for Ustream in the last couple of weeks from Streaming Media.

Every year since 2011, the editors of Streaming Media have assigned themselves an unenviable task: Review more than 250 companies to create their list of The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video.

This year, that list includes Ustream.

Over the years, the growing popularity of online video has forced the editors to narrow their scope, deciding in 2013 to “focus exclusively on the technology companies that enable content creators and publishers to innovate and build their audiences.”

With the field of candidates decided upon, Streaming Media asks its editorial and publishing staff to rank each one on a scale of 1 (doesn’t belong on the list at all) to 5 (absolutely must be on the list if the list is to have any credibility). After the votes are counted and averaged to yield a score for each candidate, those with the 100 highest scores make the list. This year, that includes us!

And it’s not just the Streaming Media staff that sings the praises of Ustream. The magazine’s readers like us plenty, too, nominating Ustream in five categories for the 2014 Streaming Media Readers Choice Awards. This is the highest honor in online video technology and products, as it’s the only awards program in which winners are decided by end users — that’s you!

To cast your vote, visit the 2014 Streaming Media Readers Choice Awards page between now and October 24. Ustream is up for awards in the categories of:

  • Education Video Platform
  • Enterprise Video Platform
  • Live Video Platform
  • Cloud Encoding/Transcoding
  • Video Advertising Solution

Streaming Media will announce the finalists — the top three vote-getters in each category — on October 31 and present the awards at Streaming Media West on November 19.


Tour de Force: Ustream Brings Dreamforce 2014 to 10M Worldwide

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This week, up to 130,000 people will gather in downtown San Francisco for the world’s largest software conference, salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2014.

And thanks to Dreamforce’s partnership with Ustream LiveAd, up to 10 million more around the globe will be able to experience the event as it happens.

Dreamforce will broadcast the four-day event over its three Ustream channels, bringing live presentations from speakers such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Gore and Arianna Huffington to a worldwide audience. The 2013 broadcast drew between 5 and 7 million viewers, and the 2014 numbers are projected to be even larger.

Since July 2014, Dreamforce has used live streaming video to generate buzz for the event via its weekly “Road to Dreamforce” broadcast, featuring conversations with salesforce.com executives, partners and MVPs. Viewers had exclusive access to breaking news on this year’s event, plus the chance to ask questions and get answers in real time using the hashtag #RoadToDF14.

Dreamforce 2014 continues through Thursday, October 16; to view the live broadcasts, check out Dreamforce Channel 1, Channel 2 and Channel 3.

To learn more about Ustream, watch this overview video or download our Wainhouse Research white paper that shows how video is becoming the main way enterprise’s communicate.


Forbes Recognizes Ustream for “Most Engaging” Annual Report of 2013

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Let’s face it: when you think of annual reports, the word “engaging” is probably not one that immediately springs to mind.

Unless, of course, you’re thinking of the Ustream 2013 Annual Report. Go ahead, check it out. We’ll wait.

Pretty cool, huh? We think so … and so does Forbes. That’s why Ustream made their list of “5 Brands That Nailed Their Annual Reports” and was singled out as most engaging of the bunch.

Forbes contributor Ross Crooks set out to prove that it is possible for annual reports to “do the seemingly impossible: engage stakeholders and win loyal fans.” And while he singles out four other worthy examples, he declares that “the award for Most Engaging Report goes to Ustream.”

A few more of his comments:

  • “an engaging motion-filled masterpiece”
  • “a clever piece of work that communicates a willingness to do the unconventional”
  • “Takeaway: Beauty and reporting can go hand in hand.”

Download our white paper and learn more about how Ustream helps marketers leverage live video.


Learn from the Best – Visit a Meetup!

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Companies working with cutting-edge technologies have to keep up with the ever-changing software landscape. It is a key to continuously improve products with new features and enhancements as to have an outstanding team within the fast-moving technology.

Tech meetups are a great way to learn or dispense your knowledge to a community that shares your interests, as well to keep connected experts and companies inside the industry.

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Craft Conference 2014 has kicked off in Budapest

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Ustream and Prezi host Craft Conference 2014 at Budapest’s brand new event venue, “Balna” (Whale). The state-of-the-art convention center welcomes 900 conference guests from all over the world.

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“Our goal was to create an event where any type of developers, team leaders, agile coaches, engineering managers, executives/founders, UX/product people etc. could learn a lot, and we believe we were able to convince a really unique speaker lineup to achieve this goal,” said Gergely Hodicska, chief organizer from Ustream.

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The conference has three pillars:


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