April 2011

Network giant Cisco dumps Flip video
Two years ago, in March of 2009, network giant Cisco bought Pure Digital, the folks who made the lovable, quirky Flip video a surprise success. Back then, Cisco said, "the acquisition of Pure Digital is key to Cisco's strategy to expand our momentum in the media-enabled home and to capture the consumer market transition to visual networking." Today, Cisco announced it'll close down Flip and said, "as we move forward, our consumer efforts will focus on how we help our enterprise and service provider customers optimize and expand their offerings for consumers, and help ensure the network's ability to deliver on those offerings." Cold, very cold. Why did Cisco buy Flip in the first place just to then destroy it? -- Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by chb

Over a billion cameraphones to be sold in 2011
According to Strategy Analytics, over a billion cameraphones will be sold in 2011, up from about 920 million in 2010. High-end models with resolutions of 8-megapixel and higher will grow especially quickly, as manufacturers are attempting to make ever more advanced imaging applications possible. This will doubtlessly have an impact on the dedicated camera market. -- Posted Sunday, April 10, 2011 by chb