Stickam

  • Scene Kids Cry As Streaming Site Stickam Shuts Down

    Scene Kids Cry As Streaming Site Stickam Shuts Down

    Since 2005, Stickam has been a haven for misfit youth, emo bands, and anyone else in need of a live-streaming video blog channel to share their lives. But at midnight tonight, Stickam will shut down forever. Though it didn’t give a reason, it said “We are very sad to announce Stickam will be closing down” implying it may have simply run out of steam as competitors like… Read More

  • StreamAPI Opens Live Video Funtionality To All On Facebook

    StreamAPI Opens Live Video Funtionality To All On Facebook

    A couple of days ago we wrote about Facebook’s new Live Stream Box funtionality. Ustream was the first to offer a live video solution for users with Facebook Pages. But the sign up for the free option is limited, and the white-label version carries a one-time fee of $15,000. Enter Stickam. It’s offering live video via its StreamAPI service to anyone. And there’s no set up fee… Read More

  • Stickam's StreamAPI Makes Doing Video Live Cheap And Easy

    Stickam's StreamAPI Makes Doing Video Live Cheap And Easy

    A lot of people don’t realize just how costly and bandwidth intensive streaming live video on the web is from a back-end perspective. There’s a reason YouTube hasn’t launched a live service and Yahoo had to shut its down. Most end users never have to deal with such concerns because they use a service like Ustream, Justin.tv or Stickam to handle their needs on a small level. Read More

  • Stickam API Lets You Build Your Own Live Video Site

    Stickam API Lets You Build Your Own Live Video Site

    Stickam, a live video streaming service that competes with the likes of Justin.tv and Ustream.tv, is releasing a new API that effectively allows anyone to build their own streaming video startup with a minimal amount of effort. The service is normally pay-as-you-go, but the first 100 users to sign up will be able to try it out for free. StickamAPI allows developers to leverage… Read More

  • Ustream.tv Just Got a Redesign, But Justin.tv Is Still Beating Its Pants Off

    Ustream.tv Just Got a Redesign, But Justin.tv Is Still Beating Its Pants Off


    Who is winning the race to become the top site for live Web video? A quick check on Google Trends for Websites and comScore suggests that over the past four months Justin.tv is pulling ahead of the pack. According to Google Trends, Justin.tv is attracting more than 300,000 unique visitors a day, compared to only about 60,000 for both Stickam.com and Ustream.tv. Comscore measures visitors on… Read More

  • Yahoo Launches Live – A Live Streaming Video Service

    Yahoo Launches Live – A Live Streaming Video Service

    Given all the chaos this week surrounding Microsoft’s bid to take over Yahoo, it’s not surprising that a new Yahoo product launch wouldn’t have an abundance of exuberance attached to it. Still, the only word anyone got that Yahoo Live has gone live is a three word post on Bradley Horowitz’s blog: “Live is live” (Horowitz is head of the Technology… Read More

  • Justin.TV Teams Up With On2 And Opens Network

    Justin.TV Teams Up With On2 And Opens Network

    We’ve been following the evolving live streaming space for some time now. The success of recorded social video on the net (read YouTube acquisition) spurred on many more video startups, including a host of video sites hoping to find an equally large demand for live content. There are a bunch of them out there, including Ustream.tv, Stickam, Blogtv.com, Operator11, Mogulus, Veodia… Read More

  • Stickam: Would You Let Your Children Use A Service Owned By Pornographers?

    Stickam: Would You Let Your Children Use A Service Owned By Pornographers?

    Every parent’s worst irrational nightmare may finally have come true. According to report in the NY Times, popular live webcam streaming service Stickam is owned by pornographers. The report claims that Stickam’s parent company Advanced Video Communications is owned by Wataru Takahashi, “a Japanese businessman who also owns and operates DTI Services, a vast network of Web… Read More

  • Who Will Be The YouTube Of Live Video?

    Who Will Be The YouTube Of Live Video?

    The growth of Youtube and its subsequent $1.65 billion buyout left behind a bevy of competing video sites. Since then competitors have been seeking to differentiate themselves by focusing on longer videos, higher (bitrate) quality videos, professional content, and paying their users. However, one of the more unique approaches to differentiation has been streaming live video over the internet. Read More

  • Pimp Your Blog

    Stickam will launch tomorrow, February 15. The service allows users to easily create video and audio files, and additional tools to easily post these files to a website with a code snippet. The media files are played on the destination website in Flash. Bunchball has similar technology for integration of flash games into blogs and other websties. Stickam is free, has no bandwidth restrictions… Read More