It isn’t true at all that nobody’s buying Flip camcorders. So far, seven million people have bought them…Flips now represent an astonishing 35 percent of the camcorder market. They’re the No. 1 best-selling camcorder on Amazon. They’re still selling fast…
[Flip] reaped the rewards that come from selling to a megalithic corporation like Cisco. Yes, there was plenty of money to go around, but also the risk that always comes when you sell to a bigger company: that they’ll chop you up and sell off your parts.
Or, in Cisco’s case, much worse: chop you up and leave you for dead.
David Pogue in The Tragic Death of the Flip