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  • Ustream's Live Viewing App Hits iPhone App Store

    Ustream has received approval from Apple for its iPhone live video viewing application just in time to watch the Obama inauguration live from wherever you are. …as long as you have a wifi connection that is. The application requires an open wifi connection to show video, but it works very well. Audio is solid, picture quality is good but with a low frame rate. And users can both read… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Guide To The Inauguration

    Whether you are headed to Washington for the Obama Inauguration or simply want to follow along online, there is no shortage of sites and applications dedicated to the national party on Tuesday, January 20. Of course, every major news site will have videos, photos, and reporting from the event. But the people lining the parade route will also be Twittering, uploading photos, and capturing… Read More

  • Ustream May Be First To Broadcast Video From Unhacked iPhone

    Ustream is anticipating Apple’s approval of the first non-jailbroken iPhone application that will let users record and broadcast live video from the device. Last month MobileCrunch obtained a picture of the application running on a test phone. Yesterday, co-founder John Ham demo’d the product for me here at TechCrunch – see the video below. The application lets users… Read More

  • Watch The Obama Inauguration From Your iPhone With Ustream

    John Ham, the cofounder and CEO of live video streaming site Ustream, stopped by this afternoon to show me their newest stuff – a yet-to-be-released application that lets users watch live streams from the service on their iPhone. I took a brief video of the product and embedded it below, along with the more official video from Ustream. The application will let users watch any Ustream… Read More

  • Looks like Ustream is headed for the iPhone, as well

    When we broke the news last week that Ustream.tv is working on a mobile streaming application, the only device we could verify support for was the Nokia N95. A few days later, we’ve received photographic proof that they’re cracking away at a client for at least one other popular handset: the iPhone. Continuing a tradition long established in the world of pre-announcement… Read More

  • Will online streaming change the way we watch sports?

    Let’s revisit a topic that we addressed several months ago: illicit online streaming of television broadcasts, namely sports. This is different from going to the Pirate Bay a few hours after a show airs and downloading a file. We’re talking about, hey, the big game’s on, let’s go to justin.tv or ustream to watch it. Read More

  • Google Relies On Akamai To Stream YouTube Live; 700,000 Concurrent Viewers

    Speculation was rampant the last few weeks that Google had to rely on a third party content delivery network to make the YouTube Live live concert stream properly at scale. Despite the fact that Google has it’s own quite impressive CDN, streaming live video (as opposed to progressive downloads, which YouTube has historically relied on) is hard stuff. And expensive – you have to… Read More

  • A Brief Intermission To Remember Why The Internet Is So Wonderful

    http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/317016 A camera + the Internet + puppies. Ten thousand people are watching right now. My goal is to get people to stop emailing me this. Ok? It’s awesome. I posted. Time has all the details, if you want to know their names, etc. Read More

  • IMVU Gets Pretty Racey With Those Ads

    Thanks to reader tips we’ve had a chance to see IMVU’s racey new animated banner ads showing two women kissing as they fall downwards horizontally. The ad includes the message “live the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.” I signed up immediately. The ad was spotted on Ustream, which prohibits content that is obscene or includes “pornography, erotica… Read More

  • Ustream's Republican National Convention Coverage Embedded Into Google News

    Ustream is broadcasting the Republican National Convention live (as I type) and Google has embedded its coverage into the Elections section of Google News. Why is this news? Because apparently this is the first time Google has embedded a non-Google service into one of its core pages. At least, that’s what Ustream is telling us and we have no evidence with which to disagree. You can watch… Read More

  • 8 iPhone Apps Demo Their Wares Live On Ustream

    Beginning at 1:15 PST (in about five minutes), Ustream will give eight iPhone app developers a chance to demo their apps in a live broadcast. Ustream is a live video broadcasting site that launched in March 2007 and has been compared to justin.tv. Here’s the planned schedule: 1:15 – Enigmo and Cro-Mag Rally
    1:30 – Modality
    1:45 – Twitterrific
    2:00 – Trism
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  • Tools For Your Video Career

    Very few would argue with the statement that video is hot right now. From the cultural phenomenon of YouTube, through to the rise of live streaming services, money is pouring into startups from content creators through to service providers. Getting into video isn’t as easy as setting up a blog, so here’s some advice of which direction to head in. The basics Obviously you’ll… Read More

  • Ustream.TV Takes $11.1 Million Series A

    Ustream.TV has taken $11.1 million Series A in a round that included Doll Capital Management and existing investor The Band of Angels. Ustream.TV was in the first wave of live broadcast sites that launched in 2007 along with Justin.TV, BlogTV and Mogulus. Ustream.TV took $2 million in angel funding in December and appointed General Wesley Clark to the board. Rumors surface in January that… Read More

  • Justin.TV's Birthday Stats—57 Years Worth of Video and Counting.

    It’s been a whole year since the launch of live video streaming site Justin.TV , and there is no shortage of competitors (Ustream, BlogTV, Kyte, Stickam, Mogulus, Yahoo Live, LiveVideo). (See more of our coverage here). But Justin.TV looks like it is holding its own in this still-nascent part of the Web. “So far,,” notes CEO Michael Seibel, “Justin.tv has more than… Read More

  • Confirmed: Live Video On YouTube This Year

    http://www.viddler.com/player/b914691e/114.447/
    First rumored in January, YouTube is definitely doing live video, and it’s happening this year. Sarah Meyers got the scoop (video above), transcript as follows care of NewTeeVee: Meyers: “When are you guys gonna do live video on YouTube?” Chen: “2008. We’ll do it this year. “Live video is just something… Read More

  • LiveVideo.com: Yahoo Live Done Right

    LiveVideo.com from MySpace founder Brad Greenspan’s company LiveUniverse is yet another live streaming service, but it combines the best of existing services with Yahoo Live style functionality for a package worth looking at. LiveVideo.com offers the following features: show archiving, so users can record shows to be played back later embedding of live streams chat associated with… Read More

  • Microsoft To Acquire Ustream.tv For $50 Million?

    Ustream.tv is said to be in advanced talks with Microsoft to be acquired for $50 million, according to a report from Valleywag. Given it’s very early morning as the post goes live we are unable to put calls in to confirm the deal, but might have more later. Ustream.tv is one of the first wave of live streaming service providers that includes companies such as Justin.tv, Blogtv and Mogulus. Read More

  • 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

  • Ustream.TV Chosen to Live Stream the Republican National Convention

    For those of you without C-SPAN, the Republican National Convention will be streamed live over the Web, and Ustream.TV has been chosen to be the official provider of live video streaming technology. (No doubt, other live streaming services such as Justin.TV,, Blog.tv, or Mogulus will be used by journalists and bloggers covering the event as well). The announcement is being made right now… Read More

  • Jim Choma's Career Joins The Deadpool, Maybe

    If there was one defining breakthrough in 2007 as opposed to the year before, it was live video. From Justin.tv through to the gauntlet of clones live video made its presence felt, even if it’s not dominate today. Ustream.tv remains one of my favorite services. It doesn’t have the cool tech Kyte has, or perhaps the wider presence of Justin.tv, but it’s reliable, and it… Read More