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Cisco ūmi and Ellen Page: Just-in-Time for the Holidays

Cisco ūmi™ telepresence, a first-of-its-kind consumer product that brings family and friends together on your high-definition television, is now available at Magnolia Home Theater at Best Buy, bestbuy.com and umi.cisco.com.

You will now be able to see your loved ones and enjoy a video experience that is so clear, natural and lifelike, you will feel as though they were in the same room with you.

Today, we are excited to share with you our advertising campaign featuring Ellen Page, the star of “Juno” and “Inception,” and her friends using ūmi in their everyday lives.

Here is the debut of the first ad: Maiden Voyage.

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Cisco ūmi Mall Tour Starts Today!

The Cisco ūmi mall tour will be traveling to more than 20 major malls across the United States this holiday season and our first stop is San Francisco City Centre Mall today!

Consumers will be able to experience live ūmi demonstrations on the 2nd floor near Bloomingdales with their friends and families.

We encourage you to come try Cisco ūmi at each of the below mall locations and “Check-in” via Facebook to share the new way to be together with your friends and family! You can also learn more about the sweepstakes we are running at the mall!

Check out the locations and the places that you can use to “Check-in” via Facebook:

11/12-12/21 Cisco umi at San Francisco Centre Mall

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Cisco ūmi: Serving Those Who Serve Us

On November 11, 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson stated, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

To most Americans, we know this day as Veterans Day. It’s a time to remember the military veterans who have served our country and thank those who are currently serving.

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Movember: “umistache” Month!

Have you seen more men with moustaches than usual over the past week?

Every November, men are challenged to change their physical appearance by growing a “mo” (slang for moustache) for 30 days to support men’s health.

The idea of Movember was inspired in 2003 when a few guys from Melbourne, Australia, decided to bring the moustache back and create awareness around men’s health. No money was raised that year however in 2004 the campaign evolved, raising over $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer of Australia.

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A ūmi Engagement: $50 Visa Gift Card Question of the Week + Last Week’s Winner

The following post was contributed by Frank, one of our Cisco ūmi beta users.

It was one thing to hear about my niece Sarah’s engagement…..it was quite another thing to see it live from Greenville, South Carolina -- piped right into our family room in Saratoga, California.

With ūmi, I was able to see details like the glitter of Sarah’s shiny ring and how my niece -- who just yesterday was joining “Brownies” -- was beaming with a distinct glow.

I learned that only hi-def “Cisco ūmi” can broadcast and show a sense of “radiance” pouring from Sarah as she talked about the engagement to Noel.

Maybe now we can call these “ūmi-moments”?

Here’s the $50 Visa Gift card question of the week. Please comment with your name, email and in 50 words or less. Sweepstakes for this period starts from today until next Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. We will announce the winner next Monday, at 9:00AM PST with the next opportunity to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. For official rules, please click here.

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