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Announcing Winners of Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays!

On November 20,2010, Cisco launched the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays Photo Contest where we asked you to submit a photo  of who you wish you could see fo r the holidays along with a small caption of why.

We had over 1000 photo submissions and over 10,000 votes on the photos because of your support!  We are very excited to announce the winners here and I personally wanted to congratulate the winners on submitting such touching

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EXCLUSIVE: Cisco ūmi Takes Daytime Center Stage

Did anyone have the opportunity to see Cisco ūmi’s introduction on The Oprah Winfrey Show on November 3rd? If not, we’ve got a quick recap!

Last month, Oprah and her best friend Gayle used Cisco ūmi to reconnect with the people they met on their camping trip to Yosemite National Park. With ūmi, Oprah and Gayle engaged with two families, eight members in each family sitting on sofas in their living rooms. Eight people captured on one telepresence camera? You bet! Not only did the families fit nicely on the TV’s flat screen, but they showed up in high-def!

See how people are sharing their stories using Cisco ūmi on their HD television from their living room connecting to The Oprah Winfrey Show studio.

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Sneak Peek: Ellen Page Learns How to Play Musical Spoons with Cisco ūmi

“Ok first you have two spoons…..put your finger in the middle of the spoons…and bang them back and forth.”

Check out this exclusive sneak peek video of Ellen Page, star of advertising campaign featuring Ellen Page, the star of “Juno” and “Inception,” learn how to play spoons as a musical instrument with Cisco ūmi from her friend and instructor, Lil.

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Ryan Seacrest: Giving Away 10 ūmis!

Ryan Seacrest , television host, network producer and American radio personality is giving away 10 ūmis via his radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” “Win a Cisco ūmi and Chat in HD with Friends & Family!” is part of Seacrest’s Holiday Must Haves.

Each day for 2 weeks until December 10, 2010, Ryan revealed a new prize from his “Seacrest’s Holiday Must Haves” list, for another chance to win!

Stay tuned to hear the results of the winners and also
check out this tweet @RyanSeacrest posted today!

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Cisco ūmi: The Next Best Thing to Being There

Thank you to Alisa for contributing the story below.

We have a 14 month old daughter and while her Grandpa was really busy at work, we used the ūmi system to stay connected and allow Grandpa to keep track of her growth progress.

The high definition camera allowed us to zoom in and show her first tooth. Our daughter was also aware of his presence in the room and waved. We could actually tell her Grandpa was on the phone, and she would crawl to the living room and look to the TV to see if he was there!

Being directly attached to our television, we were able to be online at all times and made it easy to make and answer calls.

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