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Super Cool: See Who’s Hosting a WebEx Right Now via World Map

Ever wondered who’s on a WebEx? Here’s a look at global activity that’s refreshed every few minutes.

Click in and take a look. You will see the host’s location and how many people are participating in the meeting. Some people are even in a one-person meeting, which I imagine means they are recording content to share with others or post on their website.

WebEx Makes the World a Little Smaller

What I find amazing is how many people are video conferencing from very remote locations -- really shows the power of the Internet and how it allows for collaboration no matter where you are!

If you use WebEx, you can see the power of the WebEx network. If you are hosting a WebEx event or have a recorded WebEx posted that’s public, let us know. Send us a tweet @WebExEvents and we’ll retweet your information to our network.

If you haven’t tried WebEx yet, you can get a free trial and download WebEx mobile free (you need an account if you want to host from a mobile; attending is free).

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Announcing the Cisco ūmi Mobile App for iOS and Android

Today, I’m pleased to announce a new addition to the ūmi family — the Cisco ūmi mobile app is now available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices.

The ūmi mobile app is a cool new way for ūmi subscribers to access video messages and recorded videos on the go. In addition, you can use your mobile device’s touchscreen to add/edit contacts easily with the onscreen keyboard, or even as a remote control for ūmi on your HDTV.

The ūmi team is continuing to work hard to bring new innovative features and experiences to our subscribers.  This mobile app is another example of how we are making ūmi the biggest, best, and easiest home video communications experience available.

You can get the Cisco ūmi mobile app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at the iOS App Store, and for Android devices at the Android Market.

We’ll have more exciting updates to the app in the future, so stay tuned!

Have you purchased your ūmi yet? If not, you better hurry to take advantage of this deal available until June 19th: Buy One ūmi, Get One FREE! Click on one of the logos below to learn more.

For those of you who are new to ūmi, you can also check out our blog and Facebook page to learn more.  We’d love to have you join us!

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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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Humanizing Education Through Video

May 24, 2011 at 11:44 am PST

What if Isaac Newton had owned a video camera? Suspend your disbelief a little more … what if he used that camera to record himself teaching calculus lessons and then posted those lessons on YouTube?

Well, if Newton had done these things, then Salman Khan “wouldn’t have to,” as Khan said in a March TED Talk. Since Newton pre-dated the digital era, Khan took it upon himself to fill the gap with his brainchild, Khan Academy, the world’s first video-based virtual school.

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Danish Network Operator Nianet Adds Video Conferencing via Cloud

With NAB in full swing this week, everyone is talking about delivering video services. Makes it a good time to discuss how Denmark - Nianet fiber networkCopenhagen (Denmark) based service provider Nianet has combined an extensive fiber deployment (100K+ km ) with a new investment in their IP network to offer video conferencing as a cloud service to business customers. For the small and medium sized business owner, you get big business productivity. Lease video conferencing on demand!

Nianet, which offers high-speed fiber communications throughout Denmark also distributes content from its sister company Waoo. They are now seeing the impact of companies increasingly producing their own video content, and therefore demanding faster and more symmetrical high speed data connections. The combination of fiber and high performance routers results in much faster speeds on both up and downstream.

Businesses have really taken video communication as an alternative to physical meetings, and the technology is now spreading also from dedicated telepresence rooms for desktops and mobile devices. This places greater demands on both up and downstream, and Nianet has chosen to expand its backbone with twelve Cisco ASR 9000 routers to meet the increasing traffic and quality needs.

We also offer video conferencing as a cloud service to companies that want to begin with HD video communications. It therefore becomes easier to implement a full videoconferencing setup since we provide the server space, management software and plenty of bandwidth,” says Rasmus Helmich, CEO of Nianet.

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