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Bambuser is a Swedish company, founded in 2007, providing an interactive live video broadcasting service, for streaming live video from mobile phones and webcams to the internet. Bambuser's main office is situated in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a branch office in Turku, Finland. The Turku office works with technology and development while the Swedish office concentrates on business development and marketing.
The Service 
Bambuser, the service, is an interactive mobile video streaming platform that enables users to quickly and easily stream and share live mobile video using a smartphone or a PC with a webcam. It is also possible to link the streams to social media websites and microblogging sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Wordpress and Blogspot.
The Bambuser broadcasting mobile phone application is currently available for iOS, Android, Nokia Maemo, Symbian, Samsung Bada and Windows Mobile platforms.
Media Coverage 
In 2010, Finnish broadcasting channel YLE adopted Bambuser as an alternative platform for their online- and news-broadcasts. This allowed YLE to get more live-coverage on their webpage, and allowed the viewers to interact with the reporters on the scene.
In November 2010, Bambuser was one of the finalists in the The Europas, the European Startup Awards. 33,126 votes were cast across 23 categories, and eight judges deliberated over the results.
On January 1, 2011, the Swedish Pirate party celebrated its five-year anniversary with a Bambuser live broadcast with party leader Rick Falkvinge and vice party leader Anna Troberg. Live in the video, Falkvinge sent a tweet saying he stepped down as party leader, and he announced that his successor would be Troberg.
Demonstrations and controversy in Egypt 
During the demonstrations in Egypt, Bambuser (along with microblogging site Twitter) was blocked by the government. Shortly thereafter most of the country's internet connection was limited. During this blackout, Bambuser set up a special Egypt page on their website, collecting all the streams originating from Egypt and the protests on Tahrir Square. This page later evolved into the North Africa/Middle East page.
- Crunchbase entry about Bambuser
- Åbo Underrättelser - Sänder live med mobil över nätet
- Bambuser.com's list of compatible phones
- Dagens Media - Bambuser i finsk affär
- Techcrunch - The European Startup Awards 2010
- The Swedish Pirate Party History and Foundation
- Radio Sweden International - Bambuser blocked in Egypt
- TechCrunch - Now Bambuser live streaming mobile video of protests is blocked by Egypt
- idg.se - Bambuser blockerat i Bahrain
- The New York Times - Phone Cameras Credited With Helping the World See Protests in Middle East
- The Guardian - Syrian Government blocks Bambuser