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Reaching Beyond Stadiums and Arenas to Engage Sports Fans

…T; Alison Flato, CMSG marketing intern It‘s been a very exciting summer in the sporting world – the NBA Finals, the US Open, the Lebron James free agency frenzy and the World Cup. These events, in particular the World Cup, have redefined social entertainment on a global scale and pose some interesting thoughts and questions about the future the fan experience online. Twitter recently reported that on a normal day users generate 65 mil…

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Flip Video and the NBA Tip Off New Deal for 2010

…ed to worry if your three point shot is a bit rusty — Flip Video and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have teamed up on a licensing deal so you can leave basketball to the professionals and shoot amazing video with your Flip Mino camcorder sporting your favorite NBA team logo.  All 30 NBA teams will have their own specially-branded Flip Mino camcorders available through the Flip online store (http://bit.ly/5lAwbJ) so that hoop…

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Cisco welcomes Debra Chrapaty, new SVP of Collaboration Software Group

You may have caught the rumor a few weeks back that former E*TRADE, Microsoft and NBA executive, Debra Chrapaty, was about to join Cisco. Well, we can confirm on The Platform today that the rumor was true and that Debra did in fact join us just before Cisco’s recent Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. Debra has taken over the reins of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group (the home of our WebEx Collaboration Suite) with no smaller…

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Cisco Wins 2009 DIGI Award at The Digital Signage Show

…d feel to the Cowboys Stadium, matching the unique needs of any type of event – from the Super Bowl to an NBA All-Star game to a U2 concert.   We want to thank everyone at Cisco, including those in the Digital Media Systems and Sports & Entertainment Solution groups, who dedicated their time and expertise to this massive project. Of course, we also want to thank AT&T, who partnered with us to implement the core connected stadiu…

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Flip Video: The NBA Tips Off with a Little Thing

…tivity tool: a way to take away and study topics discussed in a meeting, replacing written notes. Now, even the NBA is using Flip video cameras. In September of this year, the NBA partnered with Cisco to create the NBA Flip Video Diaries. Five rookies, players and legends share their individual training routines and experiences with fans via a Flip Video diary.  Mike Bibby (Atlanta Hawks), Andre Iguodala (76ers), Derek Fisher (Lakers), Dann…

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