ServerBeach Customer Brings Livestream of Oil Spill to Mobile Devices

Jun 09, 2010, 07:30 ET from ServerBeach

SAN ANTONIO, TX, June 9 /PRNewswire/ - Assaf Rozenblatt, founder of supercook.com and long-time customer of ServerBeach, a leading dedicated hosting provider that prides itself on being operated by Geeks for Geeks, today unveiled watchtheoil.com, a live stream of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This feed is available online and specifically designed to work within the browser of Apple mobile devices. Supported through dedicated hosting at ServerBeach, a workaround was created through the compilation of a series of still images shown in quick sequence to allow the mobile Apple audience to view and share this live video.

iPhone, iPad and iTouch users can view the live stream from within the browser at watchtheoil.com, with no application download required. The live stream captures what most people have seen by now, a sea floor oil gusher that continues to release an estimated 12,000 to 100,000 barrels per day(1).

ServerBeach encourages viewers to retweet and repost watchtheoil.com to keep the disaster top of mind among mobile audiences.

ServerBeach is committed to raising awareness of cool, forward-thinking technology and fully supports its long-time customers' mobile technology advancement to potentially pave the way for live streaming of other events in the future.

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"We are really excited about the ability to provide live streaming of the oil spill directly within Apple mobile browsers, with no download necessary. Not only does watchtheoil.com help bring a broader awareness of the disaster to the world, but it's another leap in technology innovation, bringing the accessibility of the Internet to mobile devices." - Assaf Rozenblatt, founder of Supercook.com and creator of watchtheoil.com

"It is a pretty significant accomplishment to think that anyone with an iPhone can watch, real time, the live troubleshooting of an oil well leak which is a mile beneath the surface of the ocean. ServerBeach fully supports our longtime customer Assaf Rozenblatt who runs watchtheoil.com - this is a great example of an entrepreneur who made something happen on his own despite the barriers he faced. And it is a great example of how technology can be used to mobilize audiences to action." - Robert Miggins, Senior Vice President, Business Development, ServerBeach.

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About ServerBeach

ServerBeach, a division of PEER 1 Hosting, offers self-managed dedicated servers build 'By Geeks, For Geeks' (TM). Built on solid hardware, server automation tools and the PEER 1 SuperNetwork, ServerBeach provides Linux and Microsoft users with a low-cost dedicated server, complete with a full set of developer's tools. The company specializes in self-managed dedicated servers on Linux and Windows platforms.

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    (1) Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill

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