Webware Radar: Hulu to stream prez press event

Also: attach documents and photos to Google calendar items; OneSpot raises $4.2 million in Series A funding; and ScribeFire partners with Zemanta.

Video site Hulu announced on Monday that it will stream President Barack Obama's first formal press conference Monday night at 5 p.m. PST. According to the company, the live stream will run until its conclusion and then it will be made available for streaming on the site thereafter.

Blogger Brandon Kraft says he found a new feature in the Google Apps version of Google Calendar. According to Kraft, users can now attach files from Google Docs and photos from Google's Picasa to any event in the calendar. Google has yet to comment on the find.

OneSpot, a company that offers widgets for Web site owners that contain relevant news articles from across the Web, announced Monday that it has raised $4.2 million in a Series A round of funding that was led by Silver Creek Ventures. According to the company, it plans to use the funding to "expand the reach of its subscription-based Web service" and increase its ad monetization.

7 Billion People, a company that offers Web analytics data to Web publishers, announced Monday that it raised $3 million in a round of funding that was led by SmithCo Investments. According to the company, it will use its funding to bolster its sales and marketing departments and focus on revenue generation.

Desktop blog editor, ScribeFire, has partnered with Zemanta, a content discovery tool, in the latest version of the software, Mashable is reporting. According to the report, Zemanta can be opened from the ScribeFire toolbar and offers recommendations for related articles as the blog post is being created. It also allows registered users to add favorite sources to make it more personalized. The new ScribeFire is available now.

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