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Day 1 of Cisco Live 2010 kicked off with full force with exciting news announcements. Over 10,500 people joined live virtually among them I was one, and over 23,000 people were present physically at Nevada, Las Vegas. Cisco CEO John Cambers opened the Cisco Live with the announcement of Cisco Cius, Cisco Systems tablet device basically targeted at Enterprises to enjoy and access the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication applications including HD video. Soon I will come out with a post on Cisco Cius lets see what Cisco is offering into the tablet business.
Cisco also announced the winner of the 2nd I-Prize competition,an open, global innovation contest developed to encourage collaboration among entrepreneurs and help identify new potential billion-dollar business ideas for Cisco . A team of five university students from Mexico submitted the winning idea of a ‘Life Account’ that gathers information about users through connected devices in the physical world and online data available in the virtual world. The winners receive a cash prize of $250,000!