Picture of the week s01e11

Last Saturday the Danish boxer Brian Nielsen made his comeback against the former world champion Evander Holyfield. For Brian Nielsen, this was the first fight in nearly nine years and it lasted almost eleven rounds. In the eleventh round, the referee stopped the fight right before the closing bell.

Brian Nielsen20110508 Photo: Claus Bonnerup / Ekstrabladet

The Danish fighter Brian Nielsen lost his comeback fight against the legendary boxing champion Evander Holyfield.

Blood Sweat and Tears

During the fight the Ekstrabladet photographers Claus Bonnerup and Lars Poulsen covered blow by blow via Shootitlive to eb.dk.

Red Herring Finalist

We´re happy to announce that Shootitlive is selected as a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Award (we’re listed by our previous name Voogly AB). A prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

All finalists are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

Needless to say, we are delighted to have been named as one of the leading early-stage private companies in Europe!

You’ll find the complete list of finalists here.

Picture of the week s01e10

The British Monarchy may seem reserved but they do know how to properly celebrate. Last Friday Prince William and Kate Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) made their vows to each other during their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Looking through the +200 photos that The Times live published to their site and to their iPad app I have to admit that we’re still gripped with wedding fever here at Shootitlive HQ. The pic of the week, from The Times snapper Marc Aspland, really captured the moment and the beauty of Kate Middleton (Yeah, her sister Pippa is quite good looking as well).

20110429 Photo: Marc Aspland / The Times

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, flanked by bridesmaids, watch the Royal Air Force flypast over Buckingham Palace.

Royal live photo feed

During the wedding day a team of ten photographers live puplished pictures via Shootitlive to thetimes.co.uk and The Times Ipad edition and as the royal wedding day unfolded they created a colourful and vibrant live photo feed, from the arrival of David Beckham and fellow guests, through Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanging vows, to the royal couple driving off in an Aston Martin.

Check out the live photo feed here and please read The Times picture editor Pauls Sanders awesome article about live publishing here.

Entering UK market by signing The Times

We are extremely proud to announce that The Times have started to live publish video and photos to thetimes.co.uk and to The Times iPad edition with Shootiltive.

With Shootitlive, The Times iPad readers and thetimes.co.uk visitors will be seeing pictures live on the site, seconds after they are taken. During the Royal Wedding a team of ten photographers live published photos throughout the day.

“Not only was Friday a historic day for Prince William and Catherine Middleton, it also marks another historic day in terms of photography at The Times. This is ground-breaking technology and hasn’t been used by any other British newspaper. I know this is going to be the future of web shooting.”

Paul Sanders, Picture Editor The Times

“We are very pleased to have signed The Times as our first UK customer. The Times has led the way when it comes to cutting-edge photographic technique and by working with Shootitlive they will be continue in doing so. This also marks our first iPad app integration, which was made without any customization.”

Martin Levy, Founder and CEO Shootitlive AB

The Times is the original “Times” newspaper and have been published in the United Kingdom since 1785. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of News International

Please read full press release here

Live publishing local news

We´re happy to welcome bohuslaningen.se, hn.se and hallandsposten.se to the Shootitlive family. It’s incredibly exciting that more and more local newspapers understand the benefits of live publishing.

“We aim to provide our visitors with the best live publishing possible. Shootitlive gives us that opportunity.”

Lars Tegermark, Online Director HN.se and Hallandsposten.se

“Bohuslaningen.se has long worked with minute-by-minute reports via text updates, the natural next step is live publishing of pictures and video clips.”

Harry Gerd, Online Director Bohuslaningen.se

We really look forward to their first live publications!
And please stay tuned because next week we’re about to drop a bomb.

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Last week IFK Helsinki won their first championship in 13 years. The victory gave HIFK a 4-0 clean sweep in the final series against Espoo Blues. HIFK raced into a 3-0 win before Blues brought the scores back to 3-2. With just twenty seconds remaining HIFK scored 4-2 when Espoo had brought their goaltender off the ice.

2011-04-18 Photo: Matti Matikainen / Iltalehti

The emotions run high when it stood clear that Helsingin IFK won the SM-Liiga ice hockey championships.


CAPTURING EMOTIONS

The Iltalehti photographer Matti Matikainen really showed what live publishing is all about. He did not just give the viewers full match highlights he also gave them a unique insight into the celebrations afterwards. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, this live photo feed contained 264 pictures.

Emotions baby, emotions.

PICTURE OF THE WEEK S01E08

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter and please, let me spice it up with some Danish delight. Last Thursday the world’s most famous royal twins was named in the historic Holmen’s Church in Copenhagen. Until the very end the proud parents Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Crown Princess Mary kept the names to themselves only to reveal the well kept secret at the last moment. The new prince of Denmark is named Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and the new princess of Denmark is named Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda. According to experts, this royal baptism will start a new trend of baby names in Denmark.

2011-04-14 Photo: Jens Dresling / Politiken

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary with their children, during the Christening Ceremony service in Copenhagen.

COMBINING FORCES

JP/Politikens Hus let it’s major publications use their existing resources from all titles to create the best news coverage possible. By allowing photographers, editors, and news rooms work together they where able to publish a live photo feed directly to eb.dk, jp.dk and politiken.dk using Shootitlive. This week’s “Picture of the week” photographer Jens Dresling has written a blog post about how he and his colleagues were working during the service. Check it out here.

Picture of the week S01E07

This week’s pic of the week has nothing to do with news photography but nonetheless live publishing in all it’s glory. Powered by batteries and a small wind turbine, an automated camera is placed on the roof of the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko. Every five minutes it documenting the sky over the mountain Njuolla in the Abisko National Park, giving us stunning photos of beautiful northern lights. The area is well known for it’s spectacular northern lights and if you´re interested in Aurora Borealis you’re in for a treat!

2011-05-04, Aurora Sky Station

The Abisko National Park is probably one of the best places in the world to find northern lights because of the cloud free sky and it's high latitude.


The live photo feed can be viewed at auroraskystation.se and the high quality photos are free for you to download and use in any way. Creative Commons FTW:-)

In the name of science

Throughout 2011, we will collect all the pictures and put together a time-laps movie which will extend over the entire year. We do this as a scientific investigation and we will donate the film to research.

Live-published photos and videos via Shootitlive

PICTURE OF THE WEEK S01E06

The sun has finally started to look out from behind the clouds after a long and harsh winter, but it´s not only the sun that spreads heat & light. Last weekend the teenage idol Justin Bieber lit hearts on fire when he gave a concert in Herning, Denmark. According to eb.dk the 12 000 “Beliebers” (Justin Bieber fans) screamed so loud after a certain Mr. Bieber that it was impossible to hear anything at all.

2011-04-01 Photo: Claus Bonnerup / Ekstra Bladet

Ekstra Bladet spoke with several fans who had queued for hours and their message was clear: We love Bieber!

Mobility is key

You were able to follow the entire spectacle from the lens of the Ekstra Bladet photographer Claus Bonnerup. With the ability to move freely (without carry around a computer, etc) Claus was totally mobile when he produced a live photo feed including photos of the fans queued up for the concert and the concert itself.

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The head of Sweden’s main centre-left opposition party, Mona Sahlin, resigned after a historic low election result. This weekend at the Social Democrat congress she was honored for her contributions to the party. The newly elected party leader Håkan Juholt described her with one word: courage. Twelve minutes into the tribute speech Sahlin couldn´t hold back her tears and the farewell became very emotional.

After september’s poor election result, the worst since 1914, the Social Democrats hopes for a fresh new start.

2011-03-26 Social Democrat Congress, Photo: Suvad Mrkonjic / Expressen

The resigned party leader Mona Sahlin couldn´t hide her tears at the Social Democratic congress.

This photo was part of Expressen.se ‘s live coverage of the S-Congress. During the weekend you were able to follow the latest updates via live blogging, live TV and a Shootiltive live photo feed. The live photo feed was updated continuously by five photographers on location: Suvad Mrkonjic, Martina Huber, Cornelia Nordström, Christian Örnberg and Stefan Forsell.