Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Goodbye Flip

It looks official; Cicso to kill the Flip and shed 550 jobs: WSJ: Cisco to Exit Flip Video Business

That's a pretty amazing turnaround since Cisco bought the business for $590 million back in 2009.
Engadget: Cisco killing Flip line of camcorders, axing 550 employees in restructuring effort

I must admit, I bought my daughter a Flip for Christmas, and I wasn't that impressed with it. Not because I was expecting it to be as good as a portable camcorder, but because it didn't seem to produce better pictures than my iPhone, and in some ways, it seemed to produce worse ones.

What will the Smartphone kill next? Point and Click digital cameras are probably on the list....

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