Ustream is no stranger to providing streaming video service for Facebook users. But now you don’t need to be tied to a computer to share the memories. Ustream announced Thursday night the launch of Broadcast for Friends — an iPhone application that allows users to record live video, which instantly posts to Facebook. The company said launches for other mobile platforms, such as Android, are on the horizon.
Live video-streaming provider Ustream is integrating Facebook’s timeline for profiles with the goal of allowing users of the social network to view live videos with their friends.
With the royal wedding less than two weeks away, it’s a good time to take a closer look at Facebook pages providing coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials.
What really makes television what it is? Is it the fact that it’s sitting in some dedicated space in your living room? Or is it the fact that it’s probably one of the larger monitors in your apartment or house? Maybe it’s not connected to a computer, and that’s what makes it a television (although they’ll all soon be computers). Whatever it is, Facebook is going head on with television not only through their new Brand Lift service but also through their numerous Ustream partnerships lately.
Tonight uStream.tv announced that they now support Facebook Connect. It’s an interesting implementation in that uStream still requires you to register separately even after you’ve connected your Facebook account. I went through the registration process and ended up at a page which said “Facebook Connect close” and the statement “Welcome biznickman” (which is my username).
A few days ago we mentioned some of the ways in which third party sites and services were tapping into Facebook Connect for interactive ways in which to experience today’s inauguration of President-elect Barak Obama. But there are a number of applications on Facebook’s platform that are doing the same.
This morning we hear of Watch Together’s special version of its Facebook app, called Obama Together, enabling Facebook users to host their own inauguration party online. Users can host a live video chat with their Facebook friends, while watching the live stream Ustream coverage of today’s inauguration.