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Flip SW Update Brings Greetings

12/02/2010 12:00:00 AM Eastern
San Francisco - Cisco's Flip video camera unit said Thursday it has updated the onboard software loaded on each Flip Video camera to further simplify sharing videos.

Among the changes in the new software version the FlipShare software is a greeting card feature that lets users create personalized video greeting cards for friends and family on the holidays and special occasions.

The latest version of FlipShare software also makes it easier to share videos using improved private sharing tools, including a private community page where users can share videos with friends and family and comment on their favorites

The FlipShare greeting card feature includes dozens of new designs ranging from Christmas and Hanukkah to birthday, graduation and new-baby greetings, the company said.

Once users select their greeting card design, they can enter their own personal message to go along with their accompanying video. 

The finished video greeting card can be easily sent by email to a single recipient, or small to large groups of emailers using a new FlipShare contacts feature.

 The contacts addition enables Flip users to quickly import contacts from online email accounts and create groups of friends and family that can be included in mailings of shared videos and video cards.

The new FlipShare update also lets users see all the videos they have shared, the company said.

Flip said it also launched a special Video Greeting Card app for Facebook, allowing anyone to create and send video greetings using their favorite Flip videos or other video footage posted on Facebook. 

The new version of FlipShare will be pre-loaded on all new Flip Video cameras beginning December 2. Alternatively, Flip camera users can download the update for free at www.TheFlip.com/support

The new Facebook Video Greeting Card App is available for free download at www.facebook.com/flipvideo.
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