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The Oprah Winfrey Show Demonstrates the “Freedom” to Participate Using Cisco ūmi

- December 9, 2010 - 1 Comment

Cisco ūmi made its appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last month when Oprah and her best friend Gayle reconnected with people they met on a camping trip to Yosemite National Park. Most recently, Oprah hosted a book discussion with author Jonathan Franzen, audience members, online fans and yes, even Cisco ūmi users.

After the release of Jonathan’s new novel about the trials and tribulations of an American family, titled Freedom, the book soon became an Oprah’s Book Club 2010 Selection. Jonathan was invited to take the stage with Oprah and open up about his latest body of work.  He answered questions ranging from very easy to downright strange, from readers in the audience and online. But the discussion got really interesting when Oprah used Cisco ūmi to introduce the Gower Street Book Club from Tacoma Washington. This group of 10 men fit perfectly on screen!  Skip to 19:35 in the segment to see a unique camera angle, crystal clear close-up and facial expressions of the Gower Street Book Club!

Talk show questions aren’t just for audience members and online fans anymore. This is just another example of the great experiences we can share with Cisco ūmi.

Also, make sure you enter the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays contest! Upload a photo of you and/or someone you wish you could see for the holidays for a chance to WIN! Five (5) Winners will receive two (2) Cisco ūmi systems + 1 year free service.


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  1. Okay, somebody has to say this straight up: The $24/month fee is just too stiff to drive popular adoption of this product. Just let it run Google talk for free and people would buy it. It's a good product, get rid of the damn fee! Otherwise, bundle VOIP w/ telephone number with this service, then it is viable. You may be able to sell this service to small businesses though. Baring that, this product is DOA for the consumer market. You mind as well have spent those marketing dollars on re-engineering the FlipSlide (what a squandered opportunity). Ipod touch is eating your lunch and then some *sigh*