Tonight, Friday February 11th, Watchitoo will stream the Collection Presentation of fashion designer Althea Harper’s (@AltheaHarper) Fall 2011 collection beginning at 7pm EST.
The Collection Presentation, which will take place at Gallery Nine5 in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, will feature the unveiling of Harper’s latest fashion line and will include red carpet interviews with models, attendees, and the fashion designer herself.
All of the action, and the entire fashion show, will be available for you to view live online at www.altheaharper.com!
It’s Social Media Week and so many things are happening around New York and around the world in different cities!
Earlier today Watchitoo powered an interactive LIVE panel discussion hosted and moderated by @SapientNitro that had panelists joining from India, Sweden, Japan, and Tunisia, with moderator: Freddie Laker (Head of Digital Strategy in Asia for SapientNitro) leading the discussion with over 200 attendees at the Hearst Building in NYC. He started off with a keynote on his key learnings, take-aways and predictions for the future, after moving to China and becoming apart of a rapidly growing social and digital nation.
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Gerhard Gschwandtner, the CEO of Selling Power, just used Watchitoo to conduct a live interview online with author Andrea Sittig Rolf and posted it on the Selling Power blog! You can catch Gschwandtner’s interview here.
After the the interview, Gschwandtner gives a great overview of how he used the Watchitoo technology and a few tips for success that he developed while using the platform.
This afternoon Brett Solomon from ACCESSNOW.org hosted a LIVE web symposium connecting people from all corners of the world to address the recent developments in the Middle EAST with revolutions in EGYPT and Tunisia, how the internet is influencing reports from the region, and status updates from journalists and citizens on the ground using social media, and other tech to give live updates.
There was a great panel that included people from Guatemala, Boston, NYC, Egypt, Tunisia, Brussels, and Yemen.
View entire Participant List below:
Frank La Rue: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (from Guatemala)
Marietje Schaake: Dutch Member of the European Parliament (from Brussels)
Jillian York: Harvard University – Berkman Center (from Boston, MA)
Tarek Amr: Egyptian Digital Activist on Global Voices (from Cairo, Egypt)
Walid Al-Saqaf: Yemeni software developer and journalist (from Yemen)
Mohamed ElGohary: Egyptian Activist (conference call-in from Egypt)
Aasil Ahmad: Democracy Activist (from Washington DC)
Brett Solomon: Moderator – Access (from Watchitoo Headquarters in NY)
Brian spoke on behalf of Watchitoo at CES2011 and wanted to share a few thoughts:
“Just before the start of my CES Tweethouse panel Campaigns that Connect, Scoble asked the audience “so, what do you what us to talk about?” At that moment, I realized a few things: first, this is a very wide ranging topic; second, this is going to be a lot of fun, and; third, let’s talk about what I want to talk about — collaborative live streaming.
We are at the beginning of an explosion in the consumption of live video on the web. People are more comfortable viewing live events online than ever before, the necessary bandwidth is becoming widely available and, most importantly, platforms are being developed that can deliver truly meaningful experiences. No one is saying that viewing an event online is as good as being in the room (though I can argue that in certain situations, it can be.) But, great technology combined with an intelligent user interaction can create an experience that is a whole lot better than not being there at all. Doing this right requires both science and art. This is a subtle, purely human interaction we are trying to replicate. Its not an easy thing to do. It requires much testing, both in the developer’s sandbox and out in the real world. That’s why we keep innovating and why we are constantly seeking to push the limits of what can be done.”
For those who headed out to Vegas last week they lived and breathed the mayhem, excitement, technology altruism, and new 2011 gamechangers and trends that unfolded at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
Some of the Watchitoo team (@hilaraz, @Brianaugust, @nyleraps) headed out to experience it all first hand, and provide live coverage of some of the great panels, content, and gadgets on display.
Today, Friday January 7th, the Watchitoo collaboration platform will stream the Tweethouse Social Media Success Stories panel from 9am-1pm PST in room N262 of the North Hall at CES. The panel will discuss proven social media strategies that are driving results for real businesses
If you plan to attend CES, we invite you to come see the panel, witness Watchitoo being used live, and meet the Watchitoo staff who will be on hand at the event. Our team will be there to help you out, introduce you to our platform, and answer any questions that you have.
She described that last year “In 2010, New York City took the world by surprise, unleashing a flood of start-ups and funding power, giving Silicon Valley a run for its money, literally. Start-ups like Gilt Groupe and Etsy have already proved their potential to attract mass markets outside of the tech community.” She discussed as companies like Meetup, Tumblr and Foursquare have exponentially grown and planted seeds for growing networks within the tech community. “Spawning so many opportunities for entrepreneurs, engineers and tech enthusiasts” they generate “new business ideas that could very well turn into their own multi-million dollar enterprises.”
Exciting to see 2010 favorites quickly growing, but the article named new companies making waves in the New York City Tech Scene such as: GroupMe, SalesCrunch, and new e-fashion start-ups Fashism and GoTryitOn. Watchitoo was also featured here as force “making huge waves in video consumption” highlighting the B2C and B2B offerings, highlighting unique features: embeddability, social media intregration, and No Download necessary!
All of Watchitoo offerings were overveiwed and they even mentioned where our start-up got its name: “Watchitoo provides a collaboration platform integrating content sharing, webinar functionalities, livestreaming, and networking all in one service. The interactive viewing experience gives the start-up its name; Watchitoo is a play on words “Watch it too” for “watching it together.”
In April 09 my live music video Let the Beat Build was released, quickly going viral and racking up over a million views between vimeo and youtube. However, the video never would have been completed without the help of my friends at The Zoo Studio in the Bronx, NY. That day a bunch of the extras overslept, and never showed up. Maverick, the owner of The Zoo studio, who I didn’t even know at the time came down with two core members of the studio, donned NYU gospel choir robes and bounced around in the background for 6 hours. This is how we met.
The Zoo Studio is a collective of film makers, graphic designers, and musicians from all genres, though its best known for its urban artists. Its not just a physical place to record, but a gathering ground for our community of creatives to share, brainstorm and critique. Its artist development in a world where record labels are dropping like flies.
Last night we had a test run of the Watchitoo platform as I recorded my drummer Funknasty (who is also a talented singer) for a new track we were working on. Our resident filmmaker/radio producer “Platano Man” quickly adopted the platform; sending tweets, livening up the chatroom, and switching to commercial breaks by taking advantage of Watchitoo’s ability to simultaneously stream and play video content.
The Zoo is a lively in environment, with no shortage of activity and we plan to make Watchitoo an integral part of our media from here on out, streaming sessions, events, and our resident DJ Highlife. You can follow us on @thezoostudio or visit http://www.thezoostudio.com
Watchitoo tonight will be multistreaming DigitalFlashNYC exclusive event at 7pm EST Dec.9th: Location Based Marketing & Brands
It’s DflashNYC one year annivesary and they’re finishing the year with a BANG! Celebrating it with an awesome panel about one of the hottest topics: Location Based Marketing & Brands – What’s happening now?
Join the conversation about Location based marketing & brands and participate in the virtual Q & A and real-time chat. Digital Flash wrote: “There’s a lot of hype now about big and small brands using Location based marketing & tools. Now that we are about a year into this, let’s have a conversation about what’s working, what isn’t and what’s happening going forward.”
Gemma Craven – SVP, Ogilvy Digital Influence
Jamie Thompson – CEO of Pongr
Scott Hendrickson – VP Advertising Sales, Where, Inc.
Steve Schlafman – VP Business Development, StickyBits