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Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays Contest

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the holidays? For most of us, it’s spending time together with family…..but it’s not always possible. Imagine bringing your family and friends to your living room on your HD television to share the holiday spirit together even when you’re miles apart. Now you can through the power of Cisco ūmi and the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays contest.

To enter, upload your favorite photo of you and/or someone you wish you could see for the holidays, and tell us why you want to see them. Tell your friends to vote for your picture so you can have a shot at winning a ūmi telepresence system and service for you and a friend for a year!

Prizes: Five (5) Winners will receive two (2) Cisco ūmi systems + 1 year free service.

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Cisco ūmi: Going Haywire for WIRED

Let’s face it.  There are very few things that are considered the cat’s meow in the tech world.

Getting a positive review from Walt Mossberg.  Appearing at DEMO.  Seeing a company profile appear in Forbes.

Oh, and having the most popular technology culture magazine recognize your product.

So you’ll have to pardon the excitement when we tell you that Cisco ūmi has been selected as one of the products to be showcased in the annual holiday Wired Store Gallery.

The shopping space in the Tower Records building at 692 Broadway, New York City, showcases consumer electronics, gaming, active gear, home goods, eco-lifestyle items, apparel and children’s toys.

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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Ellen Page Using Cisco ūmi “Tea Party” Ad

“HOLY SCI-FI!!” is the infamous opening line for our first Ellen Page ad from our Cisco ūmi advertising campaign.

The advertising campaign features Ellen Page, the star of “Juno” and “Inception,” and her friends using ūmi in their everyday lives.

In honor of bringing old and new friendships together at the touch of a button, we would like to start by highlighting Ellen’s friends who she is getting together with.

Ellen and Steve met on the set of “Super” and became fast friends.  Since then, they’ve become virtually inseparable and have even teamed up as writing partners.  In addition to writing, Steve is an actor (The Sarah Silverman Program) and stand-up comedian.

Here is an EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK at the newest Ellen Page ad showing Ellen having a tea party with Steve and her little friends using Cisco ūmi. Why is Ellen dressed as a bumble bee? See below for the answer!

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Cisco ūmi: Fooling the World’s Smartest Poodle

The first time I used ūmi I had it set up in  a spare bedroom.  I was sitting on the bed and our family dog — a brown standard poodle named Murphy (why an Irish name for a French poodle? — as my son says, “he wasn’t born in France was he?”) came in the room and hopped up on the bed.

My first call was to our son, Jonathan,  who lives in an apartment in San Francisco.  As the screen lit up, he saw the dog and called out “Murphy!”  Now some dogs watch TV all the time and bark at dogs and animals they see on TV — not Murphy — he has never so much as glanced at the TV ….until now.

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Announcing the Winner of the Cisco ūmi Sweepstakes on Facebook!

From October 6, 2010 until November 13, 2010, Cisco’s Director of Consumer Marketing, Mike Kisch, invited you to “Like” the Cisco ūmi Facebook Fan Page and enter to win a ūmi system for you and a friend plus 1 year of free service.

A random drawing to select the winner took place yesterday and the winner is………..

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