Rest in peace, Flip
In 2009, Flip sold to Cisco for $590 million and recently, Flip had taken as much as 20% of the camcorder marketshare.
Today, Cisco is pulling the plug on the Flip camera series.
Statesman technology reporter Omar Gallaga said “It would appear that Cisco couldn’t find a way to keep the Flip brand going against the rising tide of higher quality camera being built into cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.”
Real estate will mourn
Flip was a very price effective tool being used in real estate mainly due to its super low learning curve and agents across the nation have armed themselves with Flip cams and the novice photographers have captured walk throughs on homes, listing tours, neighborhood attractions and featured interviews across the nation.
This marks a notable shift toward the smartphone taking the place of technologies that are barely five years old. Rest in peace, Flip.