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Visual 1st announces initial program, speakers and sponsors Events Press releases 

Visual 1st announces initial program, speakers and sponsors

Visual 1st, the epic imaging conference formerly known as Mobile Photo Connect, announced its initial program, speakers and sponsors. The event will be Oct. 22-23 in at the Golden Gate Club, San Francisco. The conference theme is Strategies for success in today’s photo/video ecosystem: Creating, leveraging and monetizing the building blocks. Hans Hartman, conference organizer, has already announced Omar Arambula, co-founder &... Read More
Mobile Photo Connect conference is now Visual 1st Events Market research Press releases 

Mobile Photo Connect conference is now Visual 1st

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Affirming that visuals are at the core of how consumers communicate and retain their memories, Mobile Photo Connect, the premier conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the photo and video ecosystem, is being re-branded as Visual 1st (visual1st.biz). Conference chair Hans Hartman introduced the new name at the 5th annual Mobile... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: 30 photo app developers signed up to  demo their products on stage at  Mobile Photo Connect! Events Press releases 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: 30 photo app developers signed up to demo their products on stage at Mobile Photo Connect!

A preview of next week’s Mobile Photo Connect: We are pleased to announce our lineup of innovative apps to be presented at our fifth annual Mobile Photo Connect conference, next Tuesday afternoon and all day on Wednesday, October 24-25, in San Francisco. With less than 7 days to go until the conference, it’s now time to sign up! The apps that will be showcased... Read More
Mobile Photo Connect: 10 Questions to a Founder – Lightricks Events News 

Mobile Photo Connect: 10 Questions to a Founder – Lightricks

Excerpt from Mobile Photo Perspectives: Article by Paul Melcher, founder of Kaptur, media sponsor of Mobile Photo Connect Outside of Instagram, the biggest success in the world of photo apps is certainly Facetune.  With millions of paid downloads, it was the number one paid app in over 120 countries. The creation of 5 Israeli friends, it certainly benefited from Instagram’s success and... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: AI: it’s time to take image recognition beyond auto-tagging Events Market research 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: AI: it’s time to take image recognition beyond auto-tagging

Hans Hartman at Suite 48a offers an interesting perspective on the potential for depth imaging in his weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: At Mobile Photo Connect we’ve covered AI from the days when AI-based image recognition technologies first left the realm of academics and morphed into apps and services for automatically classifying consumers’ image collections. Three years ago... Read More
The iPhone X deep-dive – Why this phone will disrupt the mobile imaging ecosystem Market research Press releases 

The iPhone X deep-dive – Why this phone will disrupt the mobile imaging ecosystem

In a guest editorial by: Floris van Eck, Technology Strategist, Crack the Future, this week’s Mobile Photo Perspectives gives an in-depth view of the new iPhone X, and why it will disrupt mobile imaging. Key takeaways: Apple has launched the iPhone X as a showcase for the direction in which the mobile and imaging industries could be heading; The iPhone X’s... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: Going Deep – the race for depth imaging smartphones is on Market research Opinion 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: Going Deep – the race for depth imaging smartphones is on

Hans Hartman at Suite 48a offers an interesting perspective on the potential for depth imaging in his weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: Our smartphones will soon be depth imaging devices, featuring cameras that measure depth information for each part of the image.  Lenovo already came out with the Google Tango-based Phab 2 phone last year and with the upcoming release of the iPhone... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: Photo storage 4.0 – it’s deduplication, stupid! Marketing Opinion 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: Photo storage 4.0 – it’s deduplication, stupid!

In the first part of this two-installment piece, we reported on the following findings from our latest survey among 458 North American smartphone photographers: The median number of photos that consumers believe they take per month is remarkably similar to what it was 1.5 years ago – it is neither plummeting nor ballooning. Smartphone photography has matured.Even with ephemeral visual... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: Reality Check: Taking, Keeping, Storing Smartphone Photos Events Opinion 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: Reality Check: Taking, Keeping, Storing Smartphone Photos

Only three months to go until our fifth edition of Mobile Photo Connect, so it’s the perfect time for a reality check! Not a week goes by without some industry observer, tech writer or photo vendor uttering the phrase “more than ever before” in relation to how/when/why/where consumers take, store or share photos with their smartphones. But are smartphone photos... Read More
Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements? Market research Opinion 

Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements?

Opinion from Hans Hartman at Suite 48a at his Mobile Photo Perspectives column. Click the link at the bottom to read more: In short: Nothing. With an emphasis on incremental improvements to Google’s photo organizing, sharing and search solutions, Google’s maturing solutions are now becoming so easy, efficient, and helpful that many consumers will feel they can’t live without them. Perhaps... Read More
New at Mobile Photo Connect 2017: Monetization Focus, Expanded Schedule, VIP Networking Program Events Press releases 

New at Mobile Photo Connect 2017: Monetization Focus, Expanded Schedule, VIP Networking Program

Oakland, CA, May 15, 2017 — Mobile Photo Connect, the premier conference for the mobile imaging industry, today announced three key innovations for its 2017 edition (October 24-25, in San Francisco, CA): an “umbrella” focus on monetization, an expanded schedule (to 1.5 days) and an Early Bird VIP Networking program, providing extra networking opportunities to attendees who register by June... Read More
Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat  Earnings reports Opinion 

Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat 

From Hans Hartman’s weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives insights. It’s the platform, stupid Just as the world finally figured out why Snap relabeled itself as a camera company, last week Facebook proclaimed it’s not just a camera company, it’s a camera company built on the world’s ambitious augmented reality platform. Let’s add some perspectives to their F8 announcements: Recently, Facebook has... Read More
The unstoppable rise of Stories Market research Opinion 

The unstoppable rise of Stories

Suite 48a’s Hans Hartman has an interesting take on the rise of Facebook Stories as a compelling medium: New social visual story telling format strikes a chord in social networks and chat services Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but visual stories must be worth more by some mega-factor, judging by the success of Snapchat’s Stories feature and Instagram’s... Read More
Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2017 Events Press releases 

Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2017

March 1 to 2, 2017, photokina will present the Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2017 at the Congress Centre North of Koelnmesse. Under the theme “Moving beyond the limits”, the conference focuses on the opportunities that are created by the new enthusiasm of consumers about photography as well as by innovative products and technologies. Top-caliber speakers from all parts of the... Read More
Facebook Head of Immersive Media Eric Cheng to share insights on the VR revolution at Mobile Photo Connect conference Events Market research Press releases 

Facebook Head of Immersive Media Eric Cheng to share insights on the VR revolution at Mobile Photo Connect conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hans Hartman hans@suite48A.com October 11, 2016 Under the heading of “Pushing the photo and video boundaries,” Eric Cheng, Facebook’s Head of Immersive Media, will discuss his endeavors in VR and other transformative imaging technologies – including drone and light field photography – in a special fireside chat session at Mobile Photo Connect. The world’s premier conference... Read More
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