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I'm flipped out about Cisco

Mark LaPedus
4/12/2011 04:48 PM EDT

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joyhaa
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joyhaa   4/12/2011 6:08:12 PM
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what about the linksys line?

Mr. FA
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Mr. FA   4/12/2011 6:41:59 PM
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Horrible news, booo cisco...

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LJM   4/12/2011 7:12:33 PM
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Booo Cisco. FLIP is a great device - powerful, elegant, easy. But I guess that's what happens when your stock goes into the toilet unexpectedly.

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chanj0   4/12/2011 7:14:47 PM
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Closing the flip video section isn't too big given the competition of smartphone. People can now share photos and video through facebook or twister apps on any smartphone device. Business of flip video is inevitably going down hill if it is not already. I am sure, as big as Cisco, John Chamber is making the decision based on various factors that would include annual sales. I don't see closing flip video is parallel to stop innovation.

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eewiz   4/12/2011 7:18:35 PM
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Pathetic! Why in the world did they pay 590m$ and buy the company then? IIRC the logic was FLIP increases the video traffic in various networks and hence CISCO can sell more Routers. Silly logic for buying the company. No wonder it ended up like this.

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fmoses   4/12/2011 7:19:10 PM
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They should just sell it rather than kill it.

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jhchang   4/12/2011 7:19:40 PM
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When will John Chambers (and a lot of other CEOs) learn that companies are not chewing gums that you chew when it's sweet and just spit out after sucking the juice out? People's lives depend on those companies. - We will buy Flip video camera - part of our core "video" strategy - Oopsy, made a mistake, but easy one to fix, let's just get rid of it and fire all the employees.

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jhchang   4/12/2011 7:20:38 PM
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John Chambers, you're fired!

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jhchang   4/12/2011 7:28:56 PM
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I was worried from the start that something like this might happen. Flip is a consumer electronics company, and consumer electronics company usually do not offer the kind of margin that a public sector driven communications equipment company can handle.

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frankenm   4/12/2011 7:33:53 PM
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I couldn't agree more Mark. I use the Flip all the time at work. For people in communications/media the Flip has been a dream. There's no other way to get such good quality video so easliy. I'm a big Apple fan but I don't see the iPhone 4 video as the best replacement. They should have spun the Flip division out.

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