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Photomyne raises $5 million Series A News 

Photomyne raises $5 million Series A

FinSMEs reports Photomyne, the innovative photo scanning and organizing app for iOS and Android, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Luxembourg’s Maor, a co-investment tech fund from Philippe Guez and Eric Elalouf, with participation from Israeli investors and others The Tel Aviv-based company intends to use the funds to expand its 16-person team and scale the business in... Read More
iMemories returns to founders in purchase from Shutterfly Feature News 

iMemories returns to founders in purchase from Shutterfly

The industry’s largest recent acquisition – Shutterfly buying Lifetouch – created waves and, in the case of iMemories, new opportunities. The former Lifetouch segment was sold back to its founder, Mark Rukavina, and longtime executive Steve Krell, who are looking to expand the business dramatically. The Dead Pixels Society recently talked with Rukavina about the divestment and the future of... Read More
Jilted Fujifilm seeking $1 billion in damages from failed merger News 

Jilted Fujifilm seeking $1 billion in damages from failed merger

CNN Money reports Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp. is seeking more than $1 billion in damages from Xerox in district court in New York, over the failed Fuji Xerox merger. The amount is significantly higher than the $183 million termination fee built in to the deal. Fujifilm filed the following notice: Notice of Filing a Suit for Damages against Xerox Corporation FUJIFILM... Read More
Dallas approves $1.7 million in incentives for Vistaprint to bring 600 jobs News 

Dallas approves $1.7 million in incentives for Vistaprint to bring 600 jobs

The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas City Council has approved a plan, called “Project Apollo,” for Cimpress-unit Vistaprint to open a $50 million printing plant expected to create 600 jobs. According to the article, Vistaprint is expected to invest up to $50 million on the plant near the International Inland Port of Dallas, a logistics hub. The 322,000-square-foot facility is... Read More
Photobucket under new management News 

Photobucket under new management

Photobucket, one of the pioneers of the image-sharing and storage services, advised customers the company is under new management. Details of the new owners weren’t revealed, but below are some details from the advisory. Key to the changes is a new pricing model and a reduction in the number of ads shown on the site. Photobucket has new management, and... Read More
Huggler goes online with Printbox platform News 

Huggler goes online with Printbox platform

KRAKOW, POLAND – Photo Products Online Software Provider, Printbox, has announced the partnership with Huggler. The partnership will combine Huggler’s expertise in printing with Printbox’s leading technologies to deliver solutions for today’s increasing photo products demand. Huggler has invested in a new photo commerce platform from the software developer, Printbox. The new online offering replaces the previous dedicated version and... Read More
Leica Camera AG presents the limited edition Leica M10 “Edition Zagato”, Leica C-Lux News 

Leica Camera AG presents the limited edition Leica M10 “Edition Zagato”, Leica C-Lux

With the Leica M10 ‘Edition Zagato’, Leica Camera AG presents a timelessly beautiful special edition that unites the best of German craftsmanship and Italian design. Comprising a camera and a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, the set takes its name from Dr Andrea Zagato, owner of the design house and automotive styling specialist of the same name, who personally... Read More
AlleyWatch features photo concierge service, Tweed Wolf News 

AlleyWatch features photo concierge service, Tweed Wolf

AlleyWatch, the self-described “largest organization focused on the New York technology, startup, and entrepreneurial ecosystem,” recently featured Tweed Wolf, a photo concierge service for turning digital photo libraries into albums. In an interview, CEO and founder Julie Fajgenbaum describes how the bootstrapped company uses machine-learning to peruse a user’s photographs to select the best ones for inclusion in a physical photo album.... Read More
PhotoLynx user conference Mastering Volume Photography is next week Events News 

PhotoLynx user conference Mastering Volume Photography is next week

One of the most well-reviewed user group events, Mastering Volume Photography 2018, is taking place next week at the Bahia Hotel in San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by PhotoLynx, the June 18-21 user group annually brings together photographers, studios, and labs to learn ways to take their businesses to new heights and to improve workflow. The event kicks off June 18 with... Read More
WENN Digital partners with OVG to bring KODAKOne image rights platform to six pro arenas News Press releases 

WENN Digital partners with OVG to bring KODAKOne image rights platform to six pro arenas

WENN Digital and OVG Partner To Bring the Rights Registration and Protection Experience of the KODAKOne Image Rights Management Platform and KODAKCoin Cryptocurrency to Six Major NBA and NHL Arenas in the U.S. The partnership will provide more than 10 million fans each year access to the innovative KODAKOne blockchain platform, allowing for in-venue photo & video registration and protection,... Read More
Fenway Partners purchases Iconic Group, a leader in graduation, sports and event photography News Press releases 

Fenway Partners purchases Iconic Group, a leader in graduation, sports and event photography

Editor’s Note: The long-rumored sale of the Iconic Group was announced quietly last week, with Fenway Partners as the winning bidder. Terms weren’t disclosed, but considering how many photography firms are being sold at fire-sale prices or just plain liquidating, a purchase where presumably cash exchanged hands is a positive sign.  Iconic Group, based in Atlanta, Ga., is a multi-faceted event-photography... Read More
CaptureLife high-volume photography webinar features Disney, Lifetouch execs News 

CaptureLife high-volume photography webinar features Disney, Lifetouch execs

CaptureLife, the mobile digital marketplace vendors, is offering a free webinar/video, embedded below, describing how Disney Parks transformed their digital photography business. The video should be of interest, featuring former Disney and Lifetouch executives, is of interest to anyone in the high-volume photography market. What Volume Photographers Can Learn from Disney’s Digital Photography Transformation Featuring: Rob Mauldin Former Director of Imaging, Disney Parks... Read More
Apple updates iOS 12 Photo search, yields photo innovation leadership to Google News Opinion 

Apple updates iOS 12 Photo search, yields photo innovation leadership to Google

Buried under the announcements of the recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) hosted by Apple Inc. were several enhancements to the iOS Photos app. Overall, the WWDC coverage mentioned how mild the announcements were – and we will leave you to delve into the live-blogging and extensive articles by others – they were especially true for photography. Compared to some of... Read More
Axon, DJI announce drone partnership to strengthen law enforcement tools for public safety News 

Axon, DJI announce drone partnership to strengthen law enforcement tools for public safety

New Axon Air Program links DJI’s drone technology to Evidence.com SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today announced an exclusive partnership, within the digital evidence management industry, to sell DJI drones directly to public safety and law... Read More
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