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Exclusive: Expansion-minded CanvasPop raises $3.3 million funding Feature Press releases 

Exclusive: Expansion-minded CanvasPop raises $3.3 million funding

CanvasPop, the decade-old Canadian photo canvas shop, has taken its first funding round with an eye for expansion.The $3.3 million infusion from some of Canada’s most-established VC firms will provide capital for future expansion into new product areas and possible acquisitions, says Adrian Salamunovic, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, CanvasPop. (See the full press release below). “We started the company originally... Read More
A closer look at the Mixbook acquisition of WedPics Feature News Opinion 

A closer look at the Mixbook acquisition of WedPics

Last week, Mixbook announced the acquisition of Raleigh, N.C.-based WedPics for an unspecified amount. WedPics had carved out a considerable niche in the wedding market, and Mixbook CEO Andrew Laffoon says the combination will be a good fit. A large segment of Mixbook users are brides, he says, and the addition of WedPics is a natural for that vertical. The... Read More
Mixbook acquires WedPics, Leading Photo Sharing App for Weddings News Press releases 

Mixbook acquires WedPics, Leading Photo Sharing App for Weddings

Acquisition Reinforces Mixbook’s Leadership in Custom Photo Goods Creation While Elevating its Bridal And Wedding Photo Sharing Expertise REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, today announced that it has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. This acquisition will combine Mixbook’s leading photo... Read More
Photo printing poised for growth, according to report Market research News 

Photo printing poised for growth, according to report

Innovations in business models, technology and products are keys to driving photo-printing revenues, according to the “Expanding the U.S. Photo Printing Market” report from F/22 Consulting and Photo Imaging News. While conventional prints continue to enjoy the largest share of orders and unit sales, sustained growth will be driven by continuous personalized product innovation. “It’s critical to reflect on the... Read More
For the second year, Tom’s Reviews chooses Mixbook as top photo card pick News Opinion 

For the second year, Tom’s Reviews chooses Mixbook as top photo card pick

Popular consumer ratings site, Tom’s Guide, has for the second-straight year selected Mixbook as the top choice for photo cards. Unlike other reviews we’ve criticized here at The Dead Pixels Society, the Tom’s Guide review at least has someone knowledgeable – veteran photo-industry writer, Sally Weiner Grotta – conducting the test. The list of tested companies, however, was a little on... Read More
Google wants in on the photo book business. But why? News Opinion 

Google wants in on the photo book business. But why?

Google wants in on the photo book business. This was revealed last week at the Google I/O conference where the Google Photos team unleashed three announcements – Suggested Sharing, Shared Libraries, Photo Books – along with the statement there are 500 million regular users, uploading 1.2 billion photos and videos a day. Second to Facebook, Google Photos is probably the... Read More
Shutterfly earnings report reveals overall printing market trends and challenges Earnings reports Opinion 

Shutterfly earnings report reveals overall printing market trends and challenges

Yesterday, photo-printing industry leader Shutterfly Inc. released its first quarter earnings, which revealed once again the on-going struggles of making a year-round business out the typically seasonal photo-printing business. Shutterfly has invested millions in photo-printing plants with national reach, and then watch much of the equipment sit idle until the fourth quarter. The challenges faced by Shutterfly, however, are also mirrored... Read More