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Dear Streema Community,

As we shared with you in our previous post, this past week Streema has been mentioned a lot around the web. That has turned out to be a mixed blessing for Streema as it has been traditionally for many startups: the great news is that word is getting around about us... but the bad news is that these visits came at an unexpected time in our development and literally crashed our servers.

Three websites from Japan - Egone.org, Dougafile.shard.jp and Jyouhouya3.sakura.ne.jp - sent so many visitors that it brought down both Streema.com and our Facebook application for several hours at a time during yesterday and today. And they still continue to do this as we write this post! We wanted this to happen after July, with our new design and a different server infrastructure than the one we have now, but the Web works in mysterious ways. : )

Apart from saying "we're sorry" to those of you that have experienced problems accessing our site, we also wanted to let our users know that we are working hard to resolve these scalability issues promptly.

If you have any comments, don't hesitate to email us at info at streema dot com.

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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We have great news! Last week our site was reviewed by a few tech blogs from different parts of the world and we wanted to share that with you. Here's a sample of what's been said about Streema:

We would like to thank these blogs and all the other ones that have talked about Streema in the past week. : )

Also, a quick pre-announcement to make: we are working on a new design for our site, which will go live in the very near future. Get ready for a new and improved Streema!

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

PS - Do you love Streema? If so, vote for us at KillerStartups, it'll take less than 10 seconds! Thanks for your support!!

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A few users asked us how they could find out when we make a new blog post. There are currently two ways to do that:

  • Feed Reader (what is this? see here). If you use a feed reader, just click on the orange RSS logo on the top right of the sidebar.
  • Email. Click here or on the sidebar link that says "Subscribe by Email". You'll receive an email as soon as we post something on our blog. We've syndicated the service to FeedBurner, who we trust and is easy to use.

For any of these options, you can easily subscribe and unsubscribe whenever you want with just a few clicks. Hope this information is useful. : )

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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Starting today, we'll periodically blog Radio News with station information that we think is important and relevant to our users.

This information will range from recently added radio stations to Streema's Radio Directory to broader industry events like mergers or acquisitions which cause stations to change names and others to even cease to exist! After all, listening to great radio stations is one of the main reasons Streema was created and we want to make sure our users are up to date with the latest info!

This time around, we bring news about radio stations that have closed and wanted to let you know what we've done about it in our Radio Directory:

  • Core radio has closed (see more info here), so it will be erased from our directory and from the any Favorite Lists that included them.
  • Capital Life and theJazz have closed too (see more info here and here). Since Capital Life's old website, owned by Gcap Media, offers a link to Gold (listen via Streema), we'll recommend that previous Capital Life listeners try it out. Similarly, theJazz offers a link to Classic FM (listen via Streema) as an option, so give it a shot if you're a previous listener of theJazz!
  • Planet Rock is near closing, but a campaign to save it that is supported by Brian May (yes, you read well!) has just started.

Although most of this is hardly news in the media industry, we still wanted to inform the Streema community since we did make those changes to our directory. If anyone has any concerns, feel free to contact us.

Finally, we'll like to thank one of our Streema Facebook App users, Cymon Humphries, for bringing up this information.

That's all for now. Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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Hi Streema users! We would like to share with you some of the improvements we’ve made to our Facebook Application.

  • Good bye to pop-up blockers!
    Finally, we've found a way to avoid having you change your web browser's pop-up blocker to use our app. This is a big improvement since many new users had problems using our application when they would click on the play buttons and our pop-up with the media player didn't come up. If you were one of those, be sure to check out our new version!
  • Showing a larger number of Recent Listeners
    We've have increase the amount of Recent Listeners to 10 Friends. They now appear with a larger picture too, hope you like this change! =)
  • Removed the box with the Friends who have added Streema
    We've removed this box since we figured there was other information that was more appropriate for the "Home" section. For now you can see the friends who have added the app in the About Page, although soon we'll be developing a few more community aspects to our app which will include that information.
  • Additional station info in the pop-up player
    The pop-up which contains the player and the radio station info also includes a link to the radio's homepage and a Report Link to inform us when a radio is not working - just like at Streema.com! =)
  • FAQs Update
    We've updated our our FAQs section. If you have any doubt about this or anything else, visit our FAQs or drop us a line!

Before we leave, we also want to pre-announce that soon we'll be launching a series of Charts as we've done on Streema.com along with notification emails to keep you updated.

Don't forget to check out our new and improved Streema App to listen to your favorite radios.

That's all for now. And for those Facebook users out there, thank you for spreading the word about us!

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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We're very happy to announce that today we've finally launched our blog, so "Welcome to The Streema Blog!"

Streema is the first social radio tuner on the web, a place where you can listen to, organize, share, and recommend radio stations from all over the world. You can also see what radios your friends are listening to at any time and soon we'll be developing even more social features.

The Streema Blog is like any other blog, a space to enhance the communication between people. However, given that Streema is a very social and highly communicative experience with so many cool users around the world, we hope that our blog will be a great place to inform, learn, have fun and, more than ever, stay tuned to the coolest radios out there! On occasion we'll be writing about our favorite radios, we’ll keep you posted on our new features, make new announcements, and a whole lot more. What else do you think our blog should be? Let us know by leaving your comments below!

In case you are a Facebook user, our Fb app has had an About Page for a few months now, which includes a Wall, a Review Section and a Discussion Board with a lot of feedback. We encourage you to take a look at it and, if you haven't done so already, leave your comments and suggestions over there too.

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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