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Right after BoomTown heard the sad news this morning that Cisco was jettisoning its Flip digital video camera division–part of a transparent effort to assure Wall Street that it was no longer serious about its wacky foray into the consumer market–I lobbed in a call to its founder Jonathan Kaplan to get him on video talking about the loss. The Flip, of course, has been my go-to tool to harass and annoy Silicon Valley moguls, since it appeared on the scene many years ago. The technique for the simple device was to essentially stick it up someone’s nose until they cried “Uncle!” and told me what I wanted to know.
News Byteis leaving the company. The Consumer Business Group will now report to Marthin De Beer, who also heads the TelePresence and Emerging Technologies groups. The move comes a day after Cisco reported earnings that beat the expectations of analysts, but which included a disappointing forecast that sent Cisco shares down by more than 14 percent today.