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Cisco @ SXSW: Rock Stars, Social Entertainment and You!

It’s that time of year again, when the media, entertainment and technology worlds collide in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest. This year, Cisco Media Solutions Group is taking the nine days of SXSW to show everyone how the business and experience of entertainment is evolving.  During SXSW you will be able to find Cisco everywhere – from the conference speaking track, to the expo floor, to musical events and parties.

One thing we are particularly excited for is our partnership with Atlantic Records. This year Cisco will be the presenting sponsor for two Atlantic showcases,  including the Killers, Lasers, Papers show featuring Grammy-winner Cee Lo Green, Grammy-winner Lupe Fiasco, and Wiz Khalifa (at La Zona Rosa, Thursday March 17th) and the Chop Shop Records showcase (at Brush Square Park, Saturday, March 19th) Indie Rock day.

Can’t make it to Austin for the shows? No problem. Cisco and Atlantic Records will be streaming the Killers, Lasers, Papers show LIVE globally via a Cisco Eos-powered site, each of the artist sites, and even on RollingStone.com. This means whether you are in the front row, or in Butte, Montana, you won’t miss the hottest show at SXSW action. In addition to the performance, there will be numerous opportunities for fans to win prizes during before, during and after the live event, and online.  Be sure to register for the live stream and contests at http://www.killerslaserspapers.com/.

Want to hear more about how Cisco Eos and the rise of social entertainment is changing the music, film and entertainment landscape? Then be sure to check out:

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Hello #100! Cisco Eos Celebrates Launch of 100th Eos-powered Web Site

The 100th site on Cisco Eos: www.ironandwine.com

Today, we are celebrating a significant milestone on the growth of the Cisco Eos social entertainment platform: the 100th live Eos-powered site.    Warner Brothers Records artist Iron and Wine ended up winning the centennial race, which looks like an added bonus to how well their new album “Kiss Each Other Clean” is doing on the Billboard album’s chart.

Congratulations, Iron and Wine, and the WBR team!  And thank you to everyone at Warner Music Group for the continued partnership.  (Apologies to @spinclair and @ericsnowden ; I know you guys were hoping it would be an @atlanticrecords artist site.  There’s always #150 or #200.)

We’ve had a busy year getting to this point.  Consider the following:

  • Throughout 2010, there was an average of one new Eos site launched per week.
  • Eos site traffic in the last quarter averaged more than 3.6 million unique visitors per month and 18 million page views per month. This represents an annual growth rate of more than 50% in unique views and a 79% increase in page views.

Since launching Cisco Eos two short years ago, a lot has happened in the Media & Entertainment industry.  Here are a few highlights of what’s happened recently: Read More »

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