Who buys a company for $590 million and closes it down 2 years later because it doesn’t match primary objectives of routing and switching? That’s Cisco with the Flip series of consumer video capture devices. I was in retail when Cisco made that acquisition and I really liked the Flip – not to mention it was a very popular product. It saddens me to see that the Flip is now going to close down. The Flip was incredibly easy to use and the latest lines feature HD video with easy sharing features to get your video quickly on YouTube. Even my mom could easily use the Flip without having to read a manual. How fast can you grab that kitty shot using a another camera? Try 3 seconds – you can’t even start up your iPhone in 3 seconds if it happened to be off. That’s practically instant – 3 seconds. To the 550 employees that will be downsized hang in there – something better will come.