Activist investor Carl Icahn backs Xerox in bid for HP Investments News 

Activist investor Carl Icahn backs Xerox in bid for HP

Activist investor Carl Icahn, fresh from spoiling the merger between Xerox Corp. and Fujifilm, is now backing Xerox in a bid for HP Inc., according to an interview with The Wall Street Journal. The article states Icahn owns a 10.6% stake in Xerox and a previously undisclosed 4.24% position in HP worth roughly $1.2 billion. “I think a combination is... Read More
State of New York accuses B&H Photo of dodging millions in tax obligations News 

State of New York accuses B&H Photo of dodging millions in tax obligations

The Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit charging landmark New York City retailer, B&H Photo and Video, has intentionally underpaid sales taxes on millions of dollars in the sale of cameras and other products. The retailer, in a statement, refutes the claim. The lawsuit claims B&H Photo, over the course of 13 years, failed to pay $7... Read More
CEWE on track to reach targets after solid third quarter Earnings reports News 

CEWE on track to reach targets after solid third quarter

Europe’s leading photofinisher CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA announced third-quarter sales increased by 8.9% to 423.2 million euros, with strong growth in its key CEWE Photobook category. The company narrowed its third-quarter loss to -0.6 million euros,  73% improvement from the 2.4 million euros quarterly loss the prior year. “The first three quarters exceeded our expectations, since our core business segment... Read More
Kenko Tokina releases the atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro FF New Products 

Kenko Tokina releases the atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro FF

Kenko Tokina released the Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. The $429 Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro is a versatile mid-range autofocus telephoto lens with excellent close focusing capabilities reaching life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane, the company said. The lens is engineered for Canon... Read More
Photo Finale announces major release update News Updates 

Photo Finale announces major release update

Photo Finale announced a major update to Photo Finale 14 and a host of customization features. Details below: PF 14 General Features & Fixes:  Built-in rotation tool on the prints page, allows customers to rotate photos in 90-degree increments.  The photo book builder now allows customers to select how many photo spots to initially put on each page, or “mix... Read More
Fujifilm launches NEOPAN 100 ACROS II in Japan, coming elsewhere in 2020 New Products 

Fujifilm launches NEOPAN 100 ACROS II in Japan, coming elsewhere in 2020

FUJIFILM Corporation announced the new generation of NEOPAN 100 ACROS II (ACROS II) black-and-white film will be available in Japan starting Nov. 22, 2019. After the initial launch of ACROS II in Japan, Fujifilm anticipates the introduction of the film in select overseas markets, including the United States, by early 2020, in 35mm and 120 size formats. ACROS II offers... Read More
Kolnmesse tapsJan-Raphael Spitzhorn as new photokina director People on the Move 

Kolnmesse tapsJan-Raphael Spitzhorn as new photokina director

Jan-Raphael Spitzhorn was named director, photokina at Koelnmesse. He succeeds Fabian Ströter, who is relinquishing this position for personal reasons, the company said. The 39-year-old business-administration graduate has been with the company since 2012, initially in the Corporate Development division, where he already strategically supported photokina and participated in a fundamental concept adjustment starting in 2016. He was previously part... Read More
From wall to floor, MailPix has unique gifts for holidays Press releases Promotions 

From wall to floor, MailPix has unique gifts for holidays

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced new and unusual photo gifts for the 2019 holiday season. MailPix is well-known for offering affordable canvas prints, metal prints, posters and other personalized photo products. Now you can have your favorite photo underfoot! Personalize your ride with custom photo car mats from MailPix. These easy-to-clean latex car mats come in sets... Read More
ExpoImaging to carry Nissin Digital carbon fiber light stands New Products 

ExpoImaging to carry Nissin Digital carbon fiber light stands

Photographic accessories distributor ExpoImaging Inc. announced Nissin Digital’s new ultra-lightweight carbon fiber light stands. Available in two sizes, these stands feature three folding carbon fiber legs that connect to a carbon fiber center column. “Early reviewers are telling us that Nissin’s new carbon fiber lights stands are the best on the market,” said Erik Sowder, ExpoImaging CEO . “They are... Read More
Industry news, app updates and more for the week of Nov. 8 Earnings reports New Products News Promotions SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry news, app updates and more for the week of Nov. 8

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Canva has partnered with US marketing platform HubSpot to making designing and distributing images easier, via BusinessInsider Photo Book Girl gave a positive review for Mixbook’s new premium lustre layflat photo book. Tom’s Guide reviwer Sally Weiner Grotta was not impressed with the photo books from Walmart Photos (“Walmart Photos Review: Low Prices, Low Quality”) and from CVS Photos (“CVS Photo Review: Good for Prescriptions, Not... Read More
GFCrew adds media credentials to boost member access Feature News 

GFCrew adds media credentials to boost member access

A major challenge for many independent sports photographers is getting access to sidelines. Understandably, high-school athletic directors and youth sports leagues are careful who is on-field during games. At the very least, there are liability concerns. With everything else going before a sporting event, providing access passes to photographers is not a priority. That’s one reason why GFCrew, the new... Read More
Shutterfly targets diversity in new holiday campaign Marketing News Opinion Promotions 

Shutterfly targets diversity in new holiday campaign

Photo personalization leader Shutterfly launched on Monday its first advertising campaign in three years, according to Mediapost.com. The “Anything Flys” campaign emphasizes the importance of connecting with friends and family and encourages users to send cards for any reason, not just for the holidays. The campaign was created by Argonaut, a marketing agency with high-profile consumer goods company clients like... Read More
IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8% Market research Press releases 

IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8%

Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 0.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2019, reversing seven quarters of decline, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a total 358.3 million smartphones during the quarter, which was up 8.1% from the previous quarter and enough to return the industry to... Read More
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