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Announcing the Slam Dunk Winner of the Cisco ūmi “Meet an NBA Legend” Sweepstakes

Last month, we partnered with the NBA to give our online fans and followers the opportunity to enter to win the chance of a lifetime – meet NBA legend Bill Russell Jetson-style on home telepresence system Cisco ūmi. In addition to a conversation with Bill, participants were also entered to win a ūmi telepresence system, plus one year of free service, for them and a friend! We’re excited to announce Chris P. from Los Angeles as the winner of our Meet an NBA Legend Sweepstakes! We’re looking forward to a great conversation between Chris and Bill.

Wondering what questions Chris is going to ask a twelve-time All-Star Champion? Here is one of his questions “What was the driving force that helped you win 11 NBA Championships and 2 NCAA Championships?”

Like Chris, we are also giving our online community the chance to come up with a question of their own for Bill. Comment on this blog post with what you would like us to ask him on behalf of our online fans and followers. We’ll select the best one and let you know how Bill responds.

After the sweepstakes meet and greet, Chris can access his video messages with the new Cisco ūmi mobile app, available now for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices! This new feature is an easy way for ūmi subscribers to access their video messages and recorded videos on the go.

Thanks for entering and don’t forget to check back in on Facebook and Twitter for future promotions!

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Update on Grand Prize Winner: “Meet an NBA Legend” Sweepstakes

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Meet an NBA Legend” Sweepstakes! We partnered with the NBA to give you the opportunity to talk to NBA legend Bill Russell on Cisco ūmi.

Fans visited our page on Facebook or the NBA Facebook page from June 3rd through June 19th for a chance to enter to win not only a one-hour conversation with Bill Russell on Cisco ūmi, but also your own ūmi system, plus one year of free service, for you and a friend! We had thousands of comments and interactions with fans excited to participate.

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Knicks Forward Amar’e Stoudemire and Phoenix Suns Forward Grant Hill Kick It on Cisco ūmi

No longer living in the same city? No problem. Cisco ūmi enables Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire and Phoenix Suns Forward Grant Hill to stay close even though they live nearly 3,000 miles away. What does Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire think about playing in front of celebrity row at Madison Square Garden?

Check out this unique ūmi call between these two guys and hear what they have to say about ūmi’s features:

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EXCLUSIVE: See How NBA Superstar Kevin Durant and His Mom Stay Close with Cisco ūmi

What did everyone do for Mother’s Day? Were you lucky enough to celebrate with your mom in person? Or did you have to find a creative way to get in touch with her, similar to what NBA player Kevin Durant did?

Kevin, a forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, praises Cisco ūmi’s ability to keep him closer to his mom: “For a second I had to stop myself because I wanted to get up and give her a hug.”

In never-before-seen videos exclusive for ūmi fans, check out how Kevin and his mom are using Cisco ūmi to stay connected despite Kevin living halfway across the U.S.  And stay tuned later this spring for additional content created just for ūmi fans from Cisco’s partnership with the NBA.

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NBA All-Star Jam 2011: Connecting NBA Players with Fans Over Cisco ūmi

On Day 2 at the NBA All-Star Jam Session 2011 in Los Angeles, fans anxiously waited to connect with their favorite NBA players and Legends via Cisco ūmi.

Check out this exclusive video to hear fans reactions! (The reactions are PRICELESS)

If you are at the NBA All-Star Jam Session, make sure you stop by the Cisco ūmi “Get Together” Mobile Tour van to experience connecting with your favorite NBA players and Legends yourself!

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