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Cisco Umi Takes Telepresence To The Home

Cisco has spent the past four years pounding "telepresence" into the brains of business and IT professionals, and now it has introduced Umi, a full telepresence solution for the home. From Umi, you can have video chats with other Umi users (or, it supports Google Video chat), leave video messages and upload video to share with your Umi contacts.
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Every company from Apple to Microsoft to Facebook to Google has carefully crafted consumer launch events, and Cisco's announcement of its big foray into the home was no exception. The usual press and analyst suspects were there, along with a horde of Cisco PR, an assortment of treats and drinks.

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