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Cisco Makes Sharing Flip Videos More Fun this Holiday Season

Video Leader Raises the Bar Again With Latest Version of FlipShare Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season Flip Video™ users can get creative and have some fun creating and sending personal video greeting cards to their friends and family. Using the latest FlipShare software, pre-loaded on all Flip video cameras, users can easily record a personal message and load it into one of dozens of holiday inspired greeting card templates. The latest version of FlipShare software also makes it easier than ever for consumers to share their videos using new private sharing features that incorporate social networking capabilities so users can share videos with friends and family as well as send and receive comments. In addition, Flip's Facebook™ fans can enjoy the new Flip Video greeting card application on Facebook which enables users to load any video into a fun holiday greeting card to share with their friends.

"Flip Video has literally changed the way the world captures and shares video. Flip users have shared tens of millions videos since Flip was introduced 3 years ago," said Jodi Lipe, director of marketing, Cisco Consumer Products. "With our exciting new greeting cards and sharing advancements, we are creating more ways for Flip users to share memories and express themselves through video during the holidays and beyond."

The FlipShare greeting card option features more than forty all-new designs ranging from Christmas and Hanukkah to Birthday, Anniversary and Thank You. Once a user selects their favorite design, they simply type in their own personal message to go along with their Flip video. The video greeting card can then be sent at no cost by email to a single recipient or to a group. Flip Video plans on adding more new card designs throughout the year.

In addition the latest addition of the pre-loaded FlipShare software now offers improved private sharing options and the ability to quickly import contacts from their online email accounts such as  AOL™, Google™, Hotmail™ and Yahoo™. The private sharing feature enables consumers to easily and privately share their videos with friends and family - plus share comments on their favorites. It's like having a private video community page for people who want to share only with their friends and family.

Facebook App for Everyone

In addition to the FlipShare software enhancements, Flip Video is launching a special Video Greeting Card app for Facebook that invites everyone to create and send video greeting cards.  The greeting card can feature a Flip video or any other video footage from a smart phone or other video device that is posted on a person's Facebook page. Users can go to www.facebook.com/flipvideo to use this fun new app.    

FlipShare Software Price and Availability

  • Available on all flip cams bought as holiday gifts this year as well as available for all current owners Flip users starting Dec 15
  • Flip owners who already have FlipShare installed on their PC or Mac will automatically be prompted to download the upgraded version  
  • Facebook Video Greeting Card App: Planned for availability today at no cost at www.facebook.com/flipvideo

About Cisco

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. This year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Cisco's vision for the consumer is to enable people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social, and more visual. Further information about Cisco and its full line of consumer products including Linksys, Valet and Flip Video can be found at www.theflip.com, http://home.cisco.com  and www.cisco.com/consumer.

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