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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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Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

The next accessory intended to work with Flip Video's new FlipPort socket has arrived, and it's a Bluetooth lavaliere microphone from Scosche.  Like the Blue Microphones Mikey, the Scosche freedomMIC snaps onto the bottom of the Flip UltraHD or MiniHD, but rather than integrating the microphone into the adapter itself, you get a small clip-on microphone that connects wirelessly.

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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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Blue Microphones Mikey for Flip: $69 but not here until Jan 2011

Blue Microphones Mikey for Flip: $69 but not here until Jan 2011

Blue Microphones have been showing off their new Mikey for Flip model, especially designed to hook up to the FlipPort accessory connector found on the new UltraHD and MinoHD models.  The stubby little block snaps onto the bottom of the pocket camcorder and offers stereo audio recording using Blue's condenser microphone capsules.

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Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

We've seen quite a few companies looking to steal Flip's crown for point-and-shoot camcorders - JVC's PICSIO models, for instance, or the HP V5020u - but Cisco aren't willing to sit back and watch that happen.  A new range of Flip Video cameras has been launched, the UltraHD 8GB and 4GB, and the MinoHD 8GB and 4GB, each capable of 720p 60fps recording.

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Cisco eyes WiFi Flip camcorder and support for FaceTime

Cisco eyes WiFi Flip camcorder and support for FaceTime

Cisco gobbled up the company behind the Flip line of camcorders a while back. Flip makes some of the most popular small and cheap camcorders around that are mostly used for shooting and uploading footage for YouTube like the SlideHD.

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Flip SlideHD gets official: $280 for touchscreen 720p camcorder

Flip SlideHD gets official: $280 for touchscreen 720p camcorder

After having been leaked, discussed and even sold early, the Flip SlideHD camcorder is finally official.  Priced at $279.99, the SlideHD's most distinctive feature is its sliding, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, but it can also record up to four hours of 1280 x 720 30fps 8.8Mbps video to its 16GB of integrated storage.

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Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip Slide HD on sale before it’s even officially launched

Flip's latest pocket camcorder, the Slide HD, has not only made it to Best Buy before the company have officially announced it, but actually been sold too.  Scott Peterson headed down to his local Best Buy in Roseville, California, and picked up the sliding/tilting video camera - complete with touchscreen and HDMI port - for $279.

Video demo after the cut

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Cisco announcing new Flip cams next month?

Cisco announcing new Flip cams next month?

Well, here's a good one.  After coming off a not so life-changing announcement yesterday, Cisco is rumored to be preparing the new line of Flip videos cam (they purchased the company in 2009) for launch sometime in early April, which happens to be, oh, next month.

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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

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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