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NBA Stars Luke and Bill Walton Think Cisco ūmi is a Slam Dunk

“To see the house that I grew up in, and see the dogs that we used to play with running around behind him just makes the experience that much more personal,” said Los Angeles Lakers Forward Luke Walton on using Cisco ūmi to talk to his father, NBA legend Bill Walton.

As the Official Technology Partner of the NBA, four player/family pairs were captured connecting over Cisco ūmi from their homes.

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The first in the series is a clip of two NBA players, one retired and one in the middle of his career. With the help of Cisco ūmi, Luke and Bill took a few moments away from their busy lives to catch up on their HDTVs. Luke commented on the change in his father’s hair color, “It does look like you’ve lost most of that red hair though, big man. I don’t know if we can call you ‘Big Red’ anymore.” And, like any concerned parent, Bill made sure his son was taking care of himself, “Are you eating enough?”

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Cisco ūmi at BlogHer: Helping Women Better Connect + Winners

On Thursday, March 24th, over 120 women came together to network, learn and share ideas with one another. Many of these strong and empowering women were entrepreneurs and bloggers who travel and may not get the opportunity to connect with friends and family as often as they would like to.

We demoed Cisco ūmi at the BlogHer networking event, highlighting one of my favorite features: recording a video message in high-definition straight from your television and uploading it directly to Facebook, YouTube and Flipshare.

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Cisco ūmi on The Oprah Winfrey Show Tomorrow!

Tune-in to see Cisco ūmi featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday, March 23 as part of “Are You Happy?

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10 ways to use ūmi on St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish leprechaun’s secret hiding place for his pot of gold is said to be at the end of the rainbow. This folklore has become part of the symbolism of St. Patrick’s Day and it is said that with hope and luck, you will find it!

Have the luck of the Irish? Share it with family and friends! Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day via Cisco ūmi.

Here are 10 easy ways to use ūmi on St. Patrick’s Day:

1. Want to connect with friends or family back in Ireland? Feel like you’re right in the room, even if they don’t have ūmi. Just connect through Google Talk and let the celebrations begin.

2. Have a costume competition with your friends and family. Give everyone 10 minutes to put together the best St. Patrick’s Day costume and then be back in front of the camera before time is up. Whoever comes back with the best impromptu costume wins.

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…coming to Cisco ūmi

You may have seen our recent announcement about the changes we’re making to our home telepresence system, Cisco ūmi. Exciting things are happening with ūmi , and we’re pleased to share the following changes with you:

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