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A New Flip Joins the BoomTown Video Family: High-Def Hijinks Ensue!

As you might know from Katherine Boehret’s review of Pure Digital Technologies’ newest Flip today, there is now a high-definition version of the popular digital video camera.

Boehret mostly liked the new $230 Flip MinoHD, noting:

If you’re in the market for a simple camcorder that records high-quality video, the Flip MinoHD is definitely worth $50 more than the regular Flip Mino. But don’t say I didn’t warn you so when you’re bummed out by the screen’s still-small size and its inability to share true HD footage via the FlipShare software.”

Walt Mossberg and I demoed San Francisco-based Pure Digital’s first effort at our third D: All Things Digital in 2005.

And BoomTown has been using some version of the Flip for the column’s videos since the site started almost two years ago to make our jiggly masterpieces about the tech scene.

Thus, here is a video where my old Flips meet the newest digital video recorder in town:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald