After the Storm…

Hello once again!

We’ve been posting quite frequently during the past few days, mainly because we’ve had to weather a storm caused by lots and lots of visits to our site. And that is a great thing!

On the left, you can see graph that shows the visits to during the past two weeks. While we did omit specific numbers, to give you an idea, our website experienced close to a 20-fold increase in traffic in just 48 hours! You can see where most of those visits came from just by looking at all the radios that made it to the top of the Streema Charts. 😛

As we said in the previous post, we’re working hard to accommodate for a greater community of users. Our site is up and running again, so do check it out by going to our website or the Streema Facebook application.

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

Surge in Asian Streema users causes downtime in our service.

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 –, and – sent so many visitors that it brought down both 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

Recent Streema Reviews around the Web

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

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Stay Tuned to the Streema Blog: RSS Feeds & Email

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

Radio News – Core, Capital Life, theJazz… and saving Planet Rock!

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