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Cisco axes 6,500 staff as Flip dump fails to turn share-slide

Cisco axes 6,500 staff as Flip dump fails to turn share-slide

Cisco may be madly enthusiastic about its Cius tablet, but investors aren't so keen, and so the company has has officially confirmed plans to axe 6,500 jobs in an attempt to save $1bn every year. According to a recent SEC filing, Cisco is cutting 9-percent of its workforce after attempts to stem the flow of cash losses by shutting down the Flip camcorder business failed to convince shareholders that the company was taking its core networking business seriously.

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freedomMIC Bluetooth Mic for iPhone 4 and Flip Video Hands-On

freedomMIC Bluetooth Mic for iPhone 4 and Flip Video Hands-On

As consumer camcorders and video recording devices become smaller and smaller, users are using them more for capturing the special moments of their lives. However, one problem with this using a smaller device for recording is that the audio quality isn't optimal. Solving this problem, Scosche has launched a series of Bluetooth enabled external microphones for use with the iPhone 4, iPod touch and a separate device for the Flip UltraHD 2.

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iGo Portable Pico-Projector for Flip drops October for $349

iGo Portable Pico-Projector for Flip drops October for $349

Flip Video's other notable partnership in the new Designed for Flip accessory program is iGo, who have put together a pico-projector for the company's UltraHD and MinoHD camcorders.  Unlike the Mikey for Flip, which physically snaps onto the bottom of your Flip, the iGo Portable Projector uses an adapter cable; it also has regular A/V, composite video, stereo audio, mini HDMI, VGA and microUSB inputs.

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FlipShare TV gets official: reasonably straightforward streaming

FlipShare TV gets official: reasonably straightforward streaming

Having been prematurely outed by the FCC a little over a month ago, Cisco and Flip Video have officially launched the FlipShare TV, their new media streamer system.  Consisting of a USB transmitter for your PC/Mac, a set-top box and a remote control, the FlipShare TV uses a proprietary wireless standard and accompanying software - which is preloaded onto the USB transmitter itself - to beam content to your big-screen TV.

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Flip WiFi camcorder with sliding screen coming 1H 2010

Flip WiFi camcorder with sliding screen coming 1H 2010

Point-and-shoot camcorder manufacturers Flip are apparently preparing to launch a model with integrated WiFi, according to Pocket-lint's sources.  A spokesperson at Cisco - who bought out Flip earlier this year - has told the site that not only will the new model feature wireless connectivity, presumably to automatically offload content to your home network when in range, but "a large screen that slides to reveal the record and menu buttons underneath."

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