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Cisco ūmi on The Oprah Winfrey Show!

“Joining us on Cisco ūmi, a new way to video call from home” was Oprah’s opening line before The Oprah Winfrey Show went live with Cisco ūmi yesterday, November 3rd.

Oprah recently went on a camping trip with her best friend Gayle, and used Cisco ūmi to re-connect with the friends she met at her recent camping adventure to Yosemite National Park.

Oprah and Gayle were able to talk each of the two families which included 8 family members each on their couch in the comfort of their own home using Cisco ūmi telepresence.

Oprah also references Cisco ūmi on Oprah.com Gift Finder “Small Gadgets: A few little gadgets we think are just great.” We hope your stocking is big enough to fit Cisco ūmi this year to someone you wish you saw more often!

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The Oprah Winfrey Show Airs Cisco ūmi Today!

Check your local listings and tune in to watch The Oprah Winfrey Show, today, Wednesday, November 3rd to see Cisco ūmi make its first appearance on the show.

Oprah and her best friend, Gayle, have had quite an adventure at Yosemite National Park together. They set up a pop-up camper, surprised a park ranger, Shelton Johnson, and socialized with fellow campers over mixed drinks.

Today, Oprah and Gail continue their camping adventure by cooking by an open fire, fly fishing and riding mules. What a wonderful journey they have been on together!

Now that they have survived the great outdoors, it is time to reconnect with the new friends they met while camping. There is no better way than to do that than with Cisco ūmi telepresence.

Make sure you are part of Oprah’s first experience with Cisco ūmi today and stay tuned for more information as to when the next ūmi appearance will hit The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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So you bought a new high-definition TV…….NOW WHAT?

Thank you to Monica, founder of The Online Mom, for contributing this post.

Imagine using your brand new high-definition TV to connect with family and friends from all over the world? Imagine seeing and hearing them so clearly that it’s almost as if they were right there in the living room?

That’s the reality of ūmi telepresence, a brand new technology from Cisco that makes it all happen at the touch of a button.

I have seen the demos and I can tell you for a fact: it is just so clear, the experience is unbelievable – you feel you are right next to the people you’re watching.

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Cisco ūmi $50 Visa Gift Card Question of the Week + Last Week’s Winner!

This is the prime time for sports fans to watch their favorite teams from the NBA, NHL, NFL, College sports and the 2010 World Series.

How many times have you been watching a sports game on television and jumped out of your chair to say to an athlete “Defense! Defense! Defense!” or wished you would meet your favorite athlete to tell them how you have been watching them for years!

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 7, 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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Cisco ūmi: What’s in a Name?

This week our polling question on Cisco ūmi Facebook and #Ciscoumi Twitter was “What do you think “ūmi” means in Japanese?”

Well, here is what our Cisco ūmi Fans guessed on Facebook :

water 13%

fish 10%

sea 68%

10% tree

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