Ustream

  • Ustream's Live Mobilizer Gives Bands And Brands Live Streaming iPhone Apps

    Popular live video platform Ustream is adding a new product to its repertoire today: an iPhone application platform called Ustream Live Mobilizer that offers brands, celebrities, and bands a customizable iPhone application that features Ustream’s live steaming capabilities. Each Mobilizer app is branded to the artist’s specifications (in other words, they don’t look like… Read More

  • Ustream Asia Debuts, New iPhone Apps For Japan

    Just four months after a major investment from Japan’s SoftBank, Ustream has officially launched its Asian arm. The live broadcasting site unveiled Ustream Asia this Monday, a joint venture with TV Bank Corporation (a unit of SoftBank). Ustream is also rolling out two new Japanese apps for the iPhone, a viewer and a broadcaster, specifically made for the market. The roots of Ustream… Read More

  • Better Late Than Never. Justin.tv Comes To The iPhone.

    Watching live video on your iPhone is nothing new, but it is becoming increasingly easier to do. More than a year after Ustream launched its live video viewing iPhone app, and followed up with a video publishing app, along with Qik and Kyte, Justin.tv is entering the mobile game with its first iPhone app (which should be available shortly in the iTunes store). Justin.tv CEO Michael Seibel… Read More

  • Justin.TV Turns To Law Professor Eric Goldman As It Battles Live Video Piracy

    Before livestreaming video networks like Justin.TV can become attractive to advertisers, they need to deal with their piracy issues. It’s the same thing YouTube had to go through, except with live video streams. Like YouTube, Justin.tv complies with DMCA takedown notices and is developing digital fingerprinting technology to identify copyrighted video on its network automatically. … Read More

  • TwitCasting lets you stream live video and tweet simultaneously from your iPhone

    Late last year, Ustream and qik launched iPhone applications that let you stream videos from the iPhone to the web and allow others to watch them as they’re being recorded. And now there is an iPhone app called TwitCasting Live (iTunes link), which offers the same basic functionality, but is – as the name suggests – much deeper integrated into Twitter. The free app is… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs: College Humor, uStream.tv, MyWire, isocket and more

    Check out the jobs on CrunchBoard. Jobs from New York to San Francisco to Germany. See jobs in Europe here. In the last couple of weeks we have added more than 50 jobs on CrunchBoard, including a Ruby Developer and student intern here at TechCrunch. Click through to see a quick sample of some jobs posted. Read More

  • Ustream's Massive Round: $20 Million Now, $55 Million More Later. And Maybe More.

    Streaming video site Ustream has just pulled in a massive new round of funding: $75 million. This second round was led by SoftBank, a Japanese telecom giant. Previously, the site had raised just below $13 million in funding, which came from its Series A in 2008 and its angel round in late 2007. Update: While Ustream noted the $75 million number, SoftBank has clarified that they’re… Read More

  • Ustream Helps Give Your Live Broadcasts A Professional Feel With New Desktop Client

    Looking to turn your PC into a live video production studio? Ustream has just launched a new desktop application to help make that happen. Today, the company is launching a new desktop client called Ustream Producer that boasts high video quality and editing tools that can help give your streams an added layer of polish. The application is available for both Mac and PC, and you can grab… Read More

  • The Best iPhone Apps Of 2009 (Appvee Edition)

    This guest post was written by Erik Fikkert, Lead Reviewer, AppVee. Also check out Appvee’s previous picks of the best apps in the App store The iPhone and iPod touch have become immediately recognizable names around the world. Apple recently announced that the iPhone is the most popular mobile phone in the US. In addition, the iPod touch is generally regarded as the media player of… Read More

  • Qik Live Recording Finally Makes It To The iPhone (Legally)

    The live video streaming application Qik has just been approved in the App Store and should be available shortly, we’ve learned. The company submitted the app a couple weeks ago following the approval of Ustream’s live streaming application, and as expected, Apple also had no problem with it now. This marks a change from Apple, which previously was blocking all apps that did live… Read More

  • Bambuser's Video Streaming iPhone App Hits The App Store, Qik Still MIA

    Bambuser, a mobile streaming startup in the same space as Qik and Ustream, has announced that their live streaming iPhone application has been approved by Apple. The news comes only a few days after Ustream’s live video streaming app was approved, ending a 18 month long drought of broadcasting apps on the App Store. The Bambuser application lets anyone use their iPhone to broadcast… Read More

  • With Live Streaming A Go, Qik Rushes Towards The App Store

    As we first reported last night, Apple is finally allowing live streaming video applications into the App Store. Apple’s acceptance of the Ustream Live Broadcaster has seemingly paved the way for other live-streaming apps. And one of the best known ones, Qik, is wasting little time to get its app out there. The company writes in a blog post today that they’ve already submitted… Read More

  • The iPhone Finally Gets Live Video Streaming With Ustream Live Broadcaster

    Services like Ustream and Qik have long offered the promise of live streaming video from your mobile phone to the web — except if you had an iPhone. For those devices, that was only possible if you jailbroke your phone. Not anymore. The Ustream Live Broadcaster has just gone live in the App Store tonight and yes, it allows you to stream live video from the iPhone to the web. And yes, it… Read More

  • Le Web 2009 Roundtable: What Makes A Platform, Exactly?

    This is an overview of what was said during the panel conversation at Le Web on Platforms, which was moderated by our own Mike Arrington. (right) Lots of panelists for this particular discussion – the conference organizers managed to get all of these people on one stage: Ethan Beard (Director, Facebook Developer Network), Cristian Cussen (Director of Business Development at Ning)… Read More

  • The iPhone Finally Gets Live Video Streaming With Ustream Live Broadcaster

    Services like Ustream and Qik have long offered the promise of live streaming video from your mobile phone to the web — except if you had an iPhone. For those devices, that was only possible if you jailbroke your phone. Not anymore. The Ustream Live Broadcaster has just gone live in the App Store tonight and yes, it allows you to stream live video from the iPhone to the web. And yes, it… Read More

  • Ustream Brings Its Viewer App To Android Market

    Ustream has just launched a version of its Ustream Viewer for Android Market, giving users the ability to access any Ustream footage while they’re on the go, free of charge. You’ll be able to use the app for streaming video both over Wi-Fi and 3G. This is actually Ustream’s second application for Android. The first is its Broadcaster app, which allows you to stream video… Read More

  • Shakira's Stats Don't Lie: Facebook/Ustream Music Video Debut Is A Hit

    Last week we reported on Shakira’s decision to use Ustream and Facebook to live stream the debut of her latest music video, Give It Up To Me — a move that’s a fairly huge departure from the standard MTV route we probably would have seen a few years ago. Ustream has just given us the stats of yesterday’s launch, and it’s clear that it drew quite a crowd: over… Read More

  • Facebook Killed The MTV Star: Shakira To Debut New Music Video On Ustream/Facebook

    International music star Shakira is taking a new approach to releasing her latest music video: she’s doing it through a live stream on Ustream, which will be emedded on her Facebook Page. According to Sony, this is the first time an artist has used the platform to debut a music video (Updated: Sony is wrong. Chamillionaire did it first, see below). Shakira (and her managers) are keen… Read More

  • Ustream Boosts Virality, Now Lets You Syndicate Your Comments Across The Web

    Ustream has just started to roll out a new feature for its live video streams that allows commenters to syndicate their thoughts across four of the web’s largest social sites: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and AIM instant messenger. The feature will go live for Featured shows beginning on Monday, and everyone else will have access soon thereafter. The feature is similar to what Facebook… Read More

  • The UN Taps Ustream, Skype, And Facebook To Help Stand Up Take Action!

    The United Nations has collaborated with Skype, Facebook, and Ustream to give users worldwide a greater degree of exposure and access to celebrities and politicians taking part in the Stand Up Take Action! movement to end poverty. This week key figures including former Irish President Mary Robinson and African entertainers Femi Kuti, Angelique Kidjo and Yvonne Chakachaka, will be taking part… Read More