Feeds

Cisco shuts Flip

Popular camcorder line canned

Remote control for virtualized desktops

So, farewell then, Flip. Cisco, the networking giant which bought the YouTube-friendly camcorder family in March 2009, today said it is ditching the product line.

Cisco paid $900m for Pure Digital, the company which brought the Flip line to market in May 2007, a year after releasing its first, Pure-branded camcorder.

Cisco Flip Mino HD

The Flip line has proved hugely popular with punters, though it has of late faced increasing pressure from smartphones, many of which now shoot 720p HD video too - and can present it on large touchscreens.

Presumably, that's one reason why Cisco isn't looking to sell the Flip line on as a going concern. Instead, it is shutting the business down - contributing to the 550 job cuts the company also announced today - though it promised to put in place a "transition plan" for the maintenance of the FlipShare video upload service. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.