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Cisco ūmi Loves Bringing Loved Ones Together on Valentine’s Day

Pink cut-out hearts, red roses and a box of chocolates can only mean one thing. It’s almost Valentine’s Day! What are you doing for this romantic holiday?Not everyone is lucky enough to be in the same location as their special someone, and the time and money involved in flying cross-country often keeps us from spending time with those we love the most. With Cisco ūmi*, you can see your loved ones without even leaving your living room.

Here are some ideas if you’re celebrating via Cisco ūmi this February 14:

  • Pick a delicious recipe and have each person make the same meal. You can even cook “together” by pointing your ūmi camera at the kitchen. Once it’s all ready, sit down and share your culinary creations together. Even better if you light a candle and decide on a bottle of wine to “share!” Read More »

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Cisco ūmi: Can You See Me Now? A New Market, A New Product, A New Experience (case study)

February 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm PST

What is Cisco ūmi? Think of it as a TV-based video conferencing tool designed for consumers to help stay connected with our loved ones (for now in the US). You and the person you want to connect with each get a Cisco ūmi, hook it up to your TV, pay a monthly fee and you’re ready to chat away with grandma and grandpa on the East Coast or with your son or daughter in college. Wondering how to set it up? Check out Cisco ūmi social media manager, Zoya Fallah’s blog and first video message using this product. Then, read Alisa’s story on how she used ūmi to connect with grandpa.

Now that you have a better understanding of what Cisco ūmi is and what it does, let’s shift gears. The purpose of this blog post is to share with you how we introduced this product. This launch wasn’t just about a new product, but about a new experience…Our goal was to show through Read More »

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Cisco ūmi on the CBS Early Show: Cutting-Edge Valentine’s Day Gift!

CBS “Early Show” Technology Expert, Katie Linendoll spotlighted the Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Guys on the CBS Early Show this morning and Cisco ūmi, high-definition video calling from your own living room, was one of the top picks for cutting-edge gadget gift ideas for Valentine’s Day!

In the segment, Katie talks about the ease of setting-up ūmi and and she says that Cisco ūmi is “the ultimate in telepresence!”

Click here to watch the clip from 3:22-4:01 and let us know what you think!

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Cisco ūmi: Creating a New Video Market

Cisco spoke with a number of thought leaders who are working hard to bring people together (learn more at http://together.cisco.com )

In the following video clip, Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco, describes Cisco ūmi as a new category in the consumer space and how Cisco ūmi changes the way we communicate with each other.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYaHqg4sooI

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Cisco ūmi: What’s SO Different?

Check out the following video clip to hear what Ken Wirt, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Cisco, says about the advantages of Cisco ūmi.

Ken discusses the ūmi experience –being together with your loved ones through a natural and open environment.

For those of you who have bought a ūmi or have seen ūmi live, we would love to hear your thoughts on your experience!

Today, we launched “ūmi Buzz” on www.cisco.com/umi to make it easy for you to hear what people are saying about ūmi by providing you with upcoming ūmi news, videos, tweets, Facebook posts and blog posts….and also giving you an easy way to join in the conversation!

AND, now when you buy one ūmi at Magnolia Home Theatre at Best Buy or www.bestbuy.com/magnolia, you get a second ūmi FREE! Hurry, because the offer ends on February 5th!

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