Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Bambuser signs finnish public service YLE

We are very proud to have secured YLE as Bambuser’s first major commercial partner in 2010 and are encouraged that such a credible company has identified new future social media trends and a completely new way of using a mobile phone. YLE has seen the potential benefits and opportunities with Bambuser’s unprecedented low latency and quality and we are convinced this agreement will inspire other media companies to use the service.

Tuija Aalto, Head of New Media Development at YLE said: "YLE wants to connect with its audiences in new ways. Broadcast journalists no longer have the monopoly in spreading news fast. Learning about real time web and mobile video streaming with Bambuser is one way of implementing our social media strategy. During the pilot test several teams of journalists will be testing mobile video streaming as a way to document everyday work life as well as a new way to report stories. We think it is important that we know how to use the tools that are available to consumers. In that way we my also understand how people might best share their videos and stories with us and the rest of the world"

Testimonial video by Tuija Aalto is available to view here

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Facebook fan pages integration

One of the most requested features since we launched our facebook integration has been the possibility to also send to your facebook fan pages. Today we are happy to say that it's possible. If you have a band and want to stream your next concert live, or if you are a company wanting to make a live press release about your latest product and get real-time feedback, you can now post your broadcast automatically to that facebook page.

To get the magic going, head over to your Dashboard, go to Settings, 3:rd party services, Facebook, Connect to Facebook if you haven't already, and then you can add the pages you want to post to.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Server Maintenance

We are currently performing server maintenance and adding storage, so expect some downtime today.