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The Next Top Model

…se it for music production. Now, that’s a new way of thinking about collaboration technology.Other signs: NBA stars Shane Battier and Yao Ming used Cisco TelePresence for NBA China interviews from their home towns. The NHL uses it at hockey games for in-person interactions between fans, stars and sportscasters. How fun is that to be face to face with some of hockey’s greats? The TED conference this year connected two conference venue…


The $100 Billion Collaboration Stimulus Plan of 2009 – Part 1

…bertInspiration hits you at unusual times. I was standing in front of the Cisco Telepresence Experience at the NBA All Star game last weekend (February 7-8) — watching a long line of fans stand in line to have virtual face-to-face meetings with players like Steve Nash and Kevin Durant, or chat with local sportscasters engaging them in trivia contests — when I realized this inspiring experience was enabling a once in a lifetime oppor…


The Twitterati Mean Business

…ay, Social Networking and Collaboration technologies built on IT Virtualization provide many opportunities for companies: but the one that matters most is speed!So even the most ardent writer/blogger must understand resistance is futile. Starting later this week, I will begin Tweeting from the NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, not about the famous vertical sights but the infusion of technology in the game. You can follow me on Twitter @ascohen….


Digital Cribs Q&A with Shane Battier

…ecially during fantasy football). I will never give up my Playstation 3. After all the travel and stress of the NBA, I like to turn my mind off for a half hour and just play mindless video games once and a while.Cisco: What resources do you use to learn about new technology you might be interested in for you home? SB: I try to read different websites like,, and I also will read Popular Mechanics magazine….


Digital Cribs Goes Live”

…ey use consumer technology in interesting ways. The first three webisodes feature: Shane Battier, star of the NBA’s Houston Rockets Meghan Asha, founder of, tech blogger ( and co-star of the new Bravo reality TV series”IT Girls” Lincoln Schatz, celebrated video artist and creator of Esquire Magazine’s“Faces of the 21st Century” project Each webisode features a three minute v…