Kitamura Holdings group company releases SARAH.AI, a photobook app developed by photobook.ai New Products Press releases Updates 

Kitamura Holdings group company releases SARAH.AI, a photobook app developed by photobook.ai

SARAH.AI finds stories and curate photos to make photobooks automatically.  Each user gets a free 24-page book each month 15th July 2019, Tokyo and Singapore –  photobook.ai, the developer of artificial intelligence storytelling apps and a leader in edge-computing visual intelligence technologies, has released their first white-label app for the Japanese pocket photobook consumer market. Sarah.ai, from Cheetah, automatically analyzes... Read More
It’s time we give Eastman Kodak some credit Feature News Opinion 

It’s time we give Eastman Kodak some credit

Another business/tech writer is trying to make their bones with a continuation of the tired story of how Eastman Kodak Co. flubbed the analog-to-digital transition. This time, Tracy Moran, deputy editor of Ozy.com posted “Kodak Got The Digital Picture Too Little, Too Late.” The tagline for Ozy.com is “Fresh Stories and Bold Ideas,” but ironically, this blog post is neither... Read More
Hasselblad launches 907X special edition to commemorate 50th anniversary of first moon landing New Products Press releases 

Hasselblad launches 907X special edition to commemorate 50th anniversary of first moon landing

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, Hasselblad proudly celebrates its role as the cameras chosen by NASA for space photography, and even more so, the cameras that documented the historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. In honour of this momentous occasion, Hasselblad launches the limited 907X Special Edition, which includes the 907X... Read More
Amazon scores another record Prime Day, bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined News Opinion 

Amazon scores another record Prime Day, bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined

Amazon reports 2019 was a big success, with Prime Members purchasing more than 75 million items, from devices to groceries and more, throughout the July 15-16 event. Sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, the company said. “We want to thank Prime members all around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Members purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices, received... Read More
Viral FaceApp may infect your privacy, according to experts News Opinion 

Viral FaceApp may infect your privacy, according to experts

FaceApp, an Android and iOS app that changes users faces, is facing criticism because the app is allegedly harvesting vast amounts of sensitive user information, without their knowledge. According to John Koetsier at Forbes: “While according to FaceApp’s terms of service people still own their own “user content” (read: face), the company owns a never-ending and irrevocable royalty-free license to do anything... Read More
Industry notes, app updates and people on the move for the week of July 19 People on the Move Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry notes, app updates and people on the move for the week of July 19

New apps and updates Roxio launches Roxio Toast 18 with digital art module, Roxio Akrilic 64BitApps releases Color Ray v.1.0 for Mac for adding color effects to photos Ohanaware updates HDR imaging software for macOS, HDRtist NX2 Fotomerchant HV v1.32 has been released, featuring improved reports Microsoft releases free RAW Image Viewer extension for Windows 10, via Microsoft Store Rumours... Read More
Dominion Photo commemorates 50 years as DC-area camera destination Feature News Opinion 

Dominion Photo commemorates 50 years as DC-area camera destination

In a time when camera-store closings are commonplace, we’re happy to report on the 50th anniversary of Falls Church, Va- based brick-and-mortar camera store Dominion Camera. To commemorate the event, Dominion Camera is having a sale July 20, 2019, with reps from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony, and more. The camera store, Clarendon Photo Studio and Camera was founded in... Read More
Photo-Me still seeing growth in photo kiosk revenues Earnings reports News 

Photo-Me still seeing growth in photo kiosk revenues

European kiosk maker Photo-Me International PLC reported, for the year ending April 30, lower sales due to uncertainty in the U.K. market and a now-completed restructuring of its business. “Our operations in Continental Europe and Asia continued to perform in line with our expectations,” the company said in a press release. “As previously announced, overall trading in the UK became... Read More
Wacom launches Cintiq 22 entry-level graphics tablet New Products Press releases 

Wacom launches Cintiq 22 entry-level graphics tablet

New entry-level creative pen display provides renowned pressure-sensitive pen and a larger screen to help digital artists and designers reach a whole new level of artistic expression TOKYO and PORTLAND, Ore., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Wacom announces the Cintiq 22, the latest addition to its new entry-level class of creative pen displays for art and design enthusiasts, young professionals and passionate hobbyists seeking to... Read More
Fujifilm introduces XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR for X-series cameras New Products News Press releases 

Fujifilm introduces XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR for X-series cameras

Valhalla, N.Y., July 18, 2019 – The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to introduce its compact 5x standard zoom lens, FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR, as it joins the lineup of interchangeable lenses available for the X Series mirrorless digital cameras. This small, lightweight lens is highly portable and versatile for all types of photography.... Read More
Shopify-style print-on-demand startup expands into EU with partnership News Press releases 

Shopify-style print-on-demand startup expands into EU with partnership

Nymbl partners with Printsome to offer intuitive, end-to-end print-on-demand platform to new user base as startup ratchets up growth. CHEYENNE, WYO. AND LONDON (PRWEB) JULY 16, 2019 – Nymbl, a startup providing print-on-demand storefronts and fulfillment channels for organizations and individuals alike, has expanded into Europe through a strategic partnership with a strongly established apparel printing company. Printsome, a London-based... Read More
DJI debuts Ronin-SC, a compact stabilizer for mirrorless cameras New Products Press releases 

DJI debuts Ronin-SC, a compact stabilizer for mirrorless cameras

Updated design offers excellent portability and the latest intelligent features including subject tracking NEW YORK, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today announced the latest addition to the renowned Ronin series, the Ronin-S Compact (SC), a single-handed 3-axis gimbal designed for popular mirrorless cameras. Using over a decade of experience creating aerial and handheld gimbals,... Read More
AlphaGraphics Austin/San Antonio acquires Austin sign company Acquisitions News Press releases 

AlphaGraphics Austin/San Antonio acquires Austin sign company

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The owner of Austin’s 10th largest commercial printing and sign company and the largest and most successful AlphaGraphics printing and sign business in Central Texas has completed her fifth competitive merger with the acquisition of Sign Satisfaction, a 13-year-old Austin business. Jane Harvey, whose holding company is A Dog Solutions, owns three AlphaGraphics franchises, two in Austin and one... Read More
Introducing Shutterstock Elements, thousands of cinema-grade video effects for filmmakers New Products Press releases 

Introducing Shutterstock Elements, thousands of cinema-grade video effects for filmmakers

Blockbuster-quality video effects created by industry professionals, including 4K lens flares, essential transitions, captivating video kits with smoke, fire, explosions and more NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, today announced its new footage offering—Shutterstock Elements. Over 3,000 elements captured on cinema-grade cameras... Read More
CTA announces policy updates, new partnerships and new programming track for CES 2020 Events Press releases 

CTA announces policy updates, new partnerships and new programming track for CES 2020

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today new and updated policies for CES 2020, a new curated “Innovation for All” programming track and a strategic partnership with Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient. “CTA is committed to evolving and continuing to create an experience at CES that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone,” said Karen Chupka, EVP, CES. “We worked with... Read More
NRF: ‘Impressive’ June Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Show Consumer Remains Engaged Market research Press releases 

NRF: ‘Impressive’ June Retail Sales Beat Forecasts, Show Consumer Remains Engaged

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 – Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in June seasonally adjusted from May and up 2.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “These are impressive results showing that the consumer remains engaged and that consumer spending gave a boost to the economy in the... Read More
Roxio launches Roxio Toast 18 with digital art module, Roxio Akrilic Press releases Updates 

Roxio launches Roxio Toast 18 with digital art module, Roxio Akrilic

From disc burning to new photo art capabilities, Roxio® Toast® 18 is the ultimate digital media suite for your Mac OTTAWA, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Introducing Toast 18 Titanium and Toast 18 Pro, the latest versions of Roxio’s powerful digital media and burning suite for macOS. Toast 18 makes it easy to capture, edit, convert video and audio files, burn to... Read More
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