Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Live from SXSW

Catch it live from #sxsw to @TechHub office in London.

SXSW attendees:
Feel free to pop by at 2pm opposite the Chevy & Aol stands and share with us your SXSW highlights.

Non SXSW viewers:
Watch it live from 7pm UK time.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Life when you’re not at SXSW…..

As many of you know, a number of the Bambuser team is at SXSW. You can follow their journey, and see all the fun they’re having here and here. I, however, am not, and I’m a little more than jealous! The mecca of all things cool – music, film and interactive, SXSW attracts everyone, from the cool to the plain odd. Everyone hits Austin, Texas, for a week of launches, parties, panels and debates.

A fantastic show, everyone who is anyone is there, the influencers are out in force and this is your chance to meet them, and bond over a beer… or three. It’s also the coolest place in the world to launch. Nothing says ‘we rock ’ quite like it, and chances are that your target market of early adopters are right there. Look at Foursquare, it launched at SXSW two years ago and thanks to the key influencers who started using it at the show, growth has sky-rocketed and continues to do so with this year’s tie-up with Amex among a slew of SXSW specific badges.

But, what if you’re not there? Well, thanks to the internet and social media, you’re never too far away from the action. You can follow, as it happens, on Twitter with the #sxsw, and do the same on Bambuser and you’ll find all the videos from the event. You can live chat to streamers, or follow them for updates and videos what they’re doing. Even better, help is at hand in the form of a number of ‘we’re not at SXSW’ parties, which are taking place this week, including a live streaming of the show by Bambuser, tomorrow evening at TechHub, for members only register here if you haven’t already. If you’re not a member though, don’t worry, you’ll be able to watch the stream live on Bambuser too!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

On the road to SXSW, LIVE!

One of the biggest tech conferences of the year, South by South-West, gives the tech scene the opportunity (or excuse) to head to Austin, Texas to meet, learn, share and party with their peers.

South by South-West

While we may have taken the idea of "heading there" too literally, Phil Campbell, a Bambuser fan and blogger, is road-tripping from Florida to Austin, Texas, in time to catch the action of SXSW starting on Friday. Phil is documenting his adventures on his Bambuser channel.

You can also follow @philcampbell and his fellow driver/passenger Krissi, in their crossroad adventure, watching them live, and chatting with them about the next app or what to expect at SXSW. Why not share useful recommendations on stops, music tracks and anything else you might find relevant. Phil will be live streaming all the hottest events at SXSW. From parties to speakers to interviews, catch it all live!

Phil Campbell on Bambuser

SXSW is starting this Friday. Until then, broadcast and share with us your pre-adventure or expectations, using the hashtag #SXSW in your video title. These will appear on our SXSW page. If you're not going but have friends who do, feel free to tell them about Bambuser and encourage them to share their live broadcasts to the page using the #SXSW hashtag.

However, it doesn't stop there. The Bambuser Crew will be joining Phil on the ground, capturing the good, the bad and all the fun that SXSW and the tech scene have to offer – LIVE! Follow Hans (@hanseriksson) and Jonas (@jonasvig) on their SXSW adventure for interviews, updates and coverage. Feel free to interact with them through the chat, asking them tricky questions or maybe getting them to do crazy and fun stunts.

Bambuser Updates Android App

Here at Bambuser we're excited to announce our latest Android app update, taking the quality of our video streaming service to an other level.

As part of our on-going bid to become the streaming platform of choice, we now offer more efficient video compression on many powerful Android devices, providing a smoother and more crisp experience on both live and on-demand video. The difference is particularly notable on Google's Nexus S.

We've also added support for the front facing camera on devices running Android 2.3, providing our users and their viewers with an even more personal video experience.

Over the last month, Bambuser has been used by many individuals, ranging from London Fashionistas to political protesters to share what is important to them with the world. As mobiles devices increasingly become part of our daily lives, Bambuser strives to enable everyone to share their experiences in real-time. This latest Android app update illustrates our dedication to bring our users the best.

You can find the latest version of the Bambuser application for your device on the Android Market, iTunes or through our list of supported phones. Happy streaming!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

International Women's Day: Celebrating inspirational women all over the globe

Starting in 1911, during a time of cultural and industrial change where equality was significantly different from today, International Women’s Day has become an important day for women all over the world who want to get their voices heard. Starting with a march in New York City for greater women’s rights, these have become tradition, and many are taking place today, with tens of thousands of people coming together on bridges all over the world, from London to Rwanda, thanks to the organisation Join Women on the Bridge.

An incredible one hundred years on, International Women’s Day has become a day of celebration for many, with activities aimed at connecting women occurring throughout the day, ranging from business conferences to art workshops; in some countries, it is even considered an official holiday.

We’re proud to see so many users already posting their videos in recognition of what is inspiring about IWD. We found this broadcast: http://bambuser.com/channel/waelabbas/broadcast/1480358 during the #Egypt Demonstrations to be particularly awe inspiring. 

Let us know about your event, or the women who have influenced you by getting in touch with us on twitter: @Bambuser, or by hash tagging your live streams #IWD.