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Cisco ūmi: The Future of Communication

What do you believe is the future of communication? Check out my video below to find out how I believe Cisco ūmi will change the way personal services are delivered in the future.

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Where’s the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Tour Van? Zinfandel Wine Festival, SF

This past Saturday, the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Tour Van was in two locations: the NHL Fan Fan Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina and the Zinfandel Wine Festival in San Francisco.

I had the opportunity to go check out the Zinfandel Wine Festival for myself and who better to take than the person I love and always want to “get together” with? My mom.

My mom has seen ūmi before at my house, but she had never experienced the “Get Together” tour van before.

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Cisco ūmi at the NHL Fan Cave This Weekend!

Cisco ūmi is embarking on a road trip today which will take us through California, North Carolina, New York and Washington, DC. During the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour, we’ll be attending some great events, and we’re excited to get out and share the ūmi experience with even more of you!

Just imagine if you could wave to your mom from the Surf City Marathon finish line—even if she’s all the way across the country! And how about video chatting in such high definition that your friends can almost smell the glass of wine in your hand at the New York Wine Expo? Or celebrate a great win (or talk a little smack) with NHL fans around the country at the NHL Fan Fair event starting tomorrow, January 28, 2011 to Sunday, January 30, 2011.

Whether you’re sipping wine, catching a wave, running your heart out or cheering on your favorite NHL players, stop by the tour bus and check out the new way to be together. Cisco is the Official Technology Partner of both the NHL & NBA so look for ūmi at both their properties!

We’ll show you all the cool things you can do with ūmi and you can give it a whirl!

Make sure to stop by ths weekend to see which NHL player Cisco ūmi is bringing to you at the Cisco ūmi at the NHL Fan Cave!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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LifeEdited Contest Winners Announced This Thursday; ūmi’s Included!

Nearly two months ago, we gave our readers a mission: Design an ultra-low-footprint apartment in 420 square feet and have a chance to win up to $70,000 in cash, products and contracts for the best ideas. Some of you may have chosen to accept the mission; others may simply be intruiged to hear what exceptional ideas came out of it.

Since October of last year, TreeHugger.com Founder Graham Hill has been searching for the perfect idea, or blend of ideas, to renovate an apartment in New York City and live an environmentally-friendly life there. He began a LifeEdited contest asking people to create a 420sf apartment with an ultra-low footprint. With the belief that we all need to live in less space and have fewer possessions, he thinks we will save money, reduce environmental impact and live simpler lives.

On top of his specifications, we challenged entrants to add a Cisco ūmi telepresence system to their apartment designs. Why? Because Graham will be using Cisco ūmi to conduct business and connect with family and friends from his apartment while reducing emissions. Here are a few Cisco ūmi contest submissions that we wanted to share:

Hundreds of comments, 300+ submissions and 500,000+ page views later, the contest is over and Graham is ready to meet with the judges and select a winner. To watch Graham announce the winners live on Thursday, January 27 from 12-1 p.m. EST, tune in here: http://www.LifeEdited.org/livestream.html.

AND, also make sure you check out this LIMITED TIME OFFER: Buy one ūmi at Magnolia Home Theatre at Best Buy orwww.bestbuy.com/magnolia, and get a second ūmi FREE!

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Cisco ūmi: What’s SO Different?

Check out the following video clip to hear what Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco, says about the advantages of Cisco ūmi.

Ken discusses the ūmi experience –being together with your loved ones through a natural and open environment.

For those of you who have bought a ūmi or have seen ūmi live, we would love to hear your thoughts on your experience!

Today, we launched “ūmi Buzz” on www.cisco.com/umi to make it easy for you to hear what people are saying about ūmi by providing you with upcoming ūmi news, videos, tweets, Facebook posts and blog posts….and also giving you an easy way to join in the conversation!

AND, now when you buy one ūmi at Magnolia Home Theatre at Best Buy or www.bestbuy.com/magnolia, you get a second ūmi FREE! Hurry, because the offer ends on February 5th!

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