Carl Icahn publishes letter blasting HP for “recalcitrance” in rejected Xerox offer Acquisitions News Opinion 

Carl Icahn publishes letter blasting HP for “recalcitrance” in rejected Xerox offer

Activist investor Carl Icahn posted an open letter to HP shareholders today, criticizing the HP Inc. board for rejecting Xerox Corp.‘s merger overtures. Icahn, who respectively owns about 10.85% of Xerox and 4.24% of HP, stated HP is going down the path forged by former foe Eastman Kodak Co., which is often criticized for wasting resources on a series of failed... Read More
Small world: Shutterfly CEO has connection to former Shutterfly CEO News Opinion People on the Move 

Small world: Shutterfly CEO has connection to former Shutterfly CEO

Newly private photo personalization leader Shutterfly Inc. named a new CEO last week, a move that surprised many industry watchers. Ryan O’Hara had only come on board in June, 2019, succeeding in an orderly manner the departing Christopher North. North’s departure was announced in February, and the company had three months of transition to O’Hara, during which the company announced... Read More
MailPix personalized yoga mats featured on “The Today Show” News Press releases 

MailPix personalized yoga mats featured on “The Today Show”

Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its photo yoga mat was featured today, Dec. 10, on “The Today Show” as part of a segment on holiday gifts. During the segment, Jill Martin presented hosts Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver with personalized yoga mats featuring their own images and inspirational quotes like “Stop asking why... Read More
Improving the Image: The Benefits of Photo Retouching for Online Businesses Feature Marketing 

Improving the Image: The Benefits of Photo Retouching for Online Businesses

Ecommerce is growing nonstop and has boomed over the last few years. It’s estimated that consumers worldwide will have spent almost $3.46 trillion online in 2019, and it’s expected to grow even more in the future. In today’s competitive marketplace, digital photos play an important role in attracting businesses and representing the brand. Images show off your products and services... Read More
Growing your photo business with blogs Feature Marketing 

Growing your photo business with blogs

How do photo businesses market themselves in today’s complex and connected world? Many would first say social media, and they would be right. Facebook, Instagram, and other sites have certainly changed the game when it comes to imaging industry outreach. Yet blogs and websites showcasing work also have an equal, if at times more key, role to play. We might... Read More
App updates, people on the move and more for the week through Dec. 4 News 

App updates, people on the move and more for the week through Dec. 4

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Shutterfly sent improper arbitration email, says class-action suit, via Law360. Just a filter doesn’t cut it anymore,’ says Glo Up Club founder, via Yahoo Finance Pro photography news It’s crunch time for Seattle-based photo giant Getty Images, and for photographers, via the Seattle Times: “With its vast archive of more than 350... Read More
Venus Optics announces three lenses: 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro New Products 

Venus Optics announces three lenses: 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

Venus Optics has added three Canon RF and Nikon Z variant lenses. Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D provides the new world’s widest angle of view and fastest f/2.8 aperture on Canon & Nikon’s mirrorless systems, the company claims. The 100mm f/2.8 ultra-macro creates 2X magnified close-up shots without chromatic aberration and and the 25mm f/2.8 ultra-macro revolutionizes macro photography between 2.5X... Read More
Phase One launches Capture One 20 New Products Updates 

Phase One launches Capture One 20

Phase One has launched the latest version of its image-editing software, Capture One 20, with enhancements driven by user feedback from the Capture One user community. These improved capabilities include a Color Editor and Noise Reduction Tool. These developments all stem from user-input and Capture One’s commitment to satisfy requests and deliver beyond. “We want to enable creatives to achieve... Read More
Canon introduces PIXMA G7020 Wireless MegaTank printer New Products 

Canon introduces PIXMA G7020 Wireless MegaTank printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the PIXMA G7020 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer for volume printing of photos and documents. The $399 PIXMA G7020 printer provides printing up to 6,000 black text pages, 7,700 vivid color pages and 8,300 black economy pages per each full ink bottle set. The PIXMA G7020 printer uses both pigment-based and dye-based ink allowing for sharp black... Read More
Holiday weekend sales top records Market research News 

Holiday weekend sales top records

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Shoppers spent an average $361.90 on holiday items over the five-day period, up 16 percent from $313.29 during the same period last year, the... Read More
Early-bird registration closing for Imaging USA 2020 Events 

Early-bird registration closing for Imaging USA 2020

PPA convention returns to Nashville, TN, for more than three days of education, networking, demos, and parties Early-bird registration for Imaging USA 2020, for Professional Photographers of America‘s annual photography convention and expo, closes tonight, until 11:59 p.m. The early-bird registration of $244 is $25 off the full member rate of $269. More than 10,000 photography professionals will go to... Read More
Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos News SDKs and APIs Updates 

Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos

Facebook launched a photo transfer tool (initially in Ireland) to enable users to port their photos directly to Google Photos  via encrypted transfer. Facebook says it is still testing the feature based on feedback but states “worldwide availability” is coming in the first half of 2020. The company added the service is part of the Data Transfer Project, “a collaborative effort... Read More
Shooting products for your e-commerce website the right way  Feature News Tips and tricks 

Shooting products for your e-commerce website the right way 

About 75% of online shoppers state that pictures significantly influence their purchasing decisions, according to a recent e-commerce photography report by Weebly. It means that if your marketplace listings or e-commerce site doesn’t have properly-photographed images of your product, or doesn’t have any pictures at all; you’re putting off a lot of potential customers. So why are these photos so... Read More
DJI, SkyPixel announce aerial photo and video contest Events Photo contests 

DJI, SkyPixel announce aerial photo and video contest

DJI and SkyPixel, the world’s most popular aerial photography community, announced the annual Aerial Photo & Video Contest celebrating SkyPixel’s fifth anniversary. Running from Dec. 3, 2019 to Feb. 3, 2020, this year’s contest introduces a special “Aerial Story” category to celebrate its fifth year and welcomes submissions from professional photographers, videographers, aerial enthusiasts and content creators. This year’s contest is sponsored by the... Read More
Lux Optics’ Spectre Camera named Apple iPhone app of the year News 

Lux Optics’ Spectre Camera named Apple iPhone app of the year

Lux Optics‘ long-exposure app, Spectre, was named iPhone app of the year by Apple Inc. Spectre uses AI to help make long-exposure photographs to remove crowds from busy city streets, turn nighttime highways into rivers of light and make waterfalls look like paintings. Spectre’s intelligent computational shutter takes hundreds of shots over the span of a few seconds and saves... Read More
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