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UStream Gives Sheen His Latest Platform

Sheen's effort a long way from company's mission statement.



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    Charlie Sheen took his rants to the World Wide Web over the weekend and although his tirades may be getting a little long in the tooth for some, there is still an audience out there willing to spend their time watching a man self destruct.

    The San Francisco-based company Ustream hosted two live Web-only broadcasts featuring Sheen himself.

    Ustream claims the number of viewers is in the hundreds of thousands and still growing.

    Saturday's live episode of "Charlie's Corner" lasted 45 minutes. It was followed by a 12 minute show Sunday night.

    Ustream Inc. is a fairly new company. It was formed in 2007 by two men who met at West Point and wanted to find a way to help members of the military stay connected with family while serving overseas.

    While its based in San Francisco, it has offices in LA, Tokyo and Budapest. It was listed as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" last year.

    Video streaming by Ustream

    And if you think Sheen's rants are getting tired, there are people who disagree. Mark Cuban told ESPN over the weekend that he's in talks with Sheen to get him on his cable network HDNet.