• AP Takes A Stake In Bambuser, The Real-Time Mobile Video Service That Helps Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories

    AP Takes A Stake In Bambuser, The Real-Time Mobile Video Service That Helps Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories

    Bambuser, the upstart mobile video service that has carved out a name for itself as a crucial tool for eyewitnesses to record and transmit footage of major events — be they political uprisings, bombings or a star sighting — is today announcing another step along the route to becoming a part and parcel of the traditional media world. It’s taking an investment from the… Read More

  • Syrian Government Blocks Bambuser’s Live Video Of Crisis

    Syrian Government Blocks Bambuser’s Live Video Of Crisis

    Bambuser, a live mobile video streaming startup along the lines of Qik, has become something of an underground hit in the last couple of years because of its ability to stream video over poor mobile connections. That’s made it a favourite of emerging markets, in part because it supports over 200 different mobile devices, from cheap Nokias to the latest iPhone. During the Arab Spring… Read More

  • Now Bambuser's Live Streaming Mobile Video Of Protests Is Blocked In Egypt

    Well, so far the authoritarian regime in Egypt has taken steps to crack down on the uprising of its population by shutting down first Twitter and now Facebook, and thus useful parts of the movement’s ability to organise itself. No-one is suggesting that these this are essential to the people in the ground, but they certainly can’t hurt. Now the government is taking steps to shut… Read More

  • Bambuser ports its live mobile video app to Bada platform

    Live mobile streaming startup Bambuser is releasing its application for the Samsung Bada platform. Like the apps it already does for iPhoneOS, Symbian, Android, Nokia Maemo, Symbian, Windows Mobile platforms, it features easy live streaming, geo-location tagging, and social sharing. The Bada app is not particularly startegic however. It is simply the result of a competition called the Samsung… Read More

  • Qik Wins Significant UK Distribution Via Vodafone

    Mobile streaming video startup Qik has landed a significant distribution deal in the UK. Vodafone UK customers will now be able to record and share videos from their mobile phone via Qik by texting ‘Qik’ to 97886 (free) to receive a link to the relevant app for their handset (standard data charges apply). Vodafone is the number two mobile network in the UK, behind O2 and ahead… Read More

  • Qik rival Bambuser partners with Finnish public broadcaster

    [Sweden] Bambuser, the Stockholm-based videocasting service that rivals the likes of Silicon Valley’s Qik, has announced a partnership with Finland’s YLE. The public service broadcaster represents Bambuser’s first major customer in 2010 and the company is hoping it will lead to other major media companies adopting its platform. YLE, which has never been shy of experimenting… 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

  • Bambuser Gets A Facelift, Rejoins The Mobile Video Streaming War

    We haven’t covered live video streaming startup Bambuser until now, but the Swedish startup is rapidly shaping up to becoming a formidable contender to the likes of Qik, Flixwagon, and Kyte in the race to turn mobile phones into portable TV studios. Bambuser has just released an updated version of its site, which features a new embeddable player and more intuitive interface. The… Read More