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Gary Pageau is principal of InfoCircle LLC, continuing his marketing communications career. InfoCircle LLC is a marketing and communications consulting firm, specializing in business-to-business markets. For nearly 25 years, he was with PMA International, serving most recently as Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the Association’s editorial department, marketing research unit, education and corporate relations department.

GFcrew announces workshop with leading sports photographers Events News 

GFcrew announces workshop with leading sports photographers

GFcrew announced an exclusive limited-attendance workshop, March 12-15, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., featuring Peter Read Miller and Zamani Feelings. This hands-on and classroom-style experience is limited to 25 attendees. GFcrew has secured on-field credentials at The Ripken Experience to photograph college baseball and a track-and-field meet hosted by Coastal Carolina University. “In addition to shooting side by side with... Read More
Samsung announces Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars special edition New Products 

Samsung announces Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars special edition

Samsung Electronics announced a special-edition Galaxy Note10+ in advance of the Dec. 20 release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” To commemorate this event, Samsung will release a special edition Galaxy Note10+, featuring Star Wars-inspired design elements and digital content. This special-edition device will be bundled with a specially designed case, a metal badge as a collector’s item, an... Read More
ShootProofs adds exec James Scott to key customer support role People on the Move 

ShootProofs adds exec James Scott to key customer support role

Atlanta’s ShootProof, a provider of online gallery software and services for professional and semi-professional photographers, hired James Scott as vice president, customer success. Scott will lead the customer success and customer support teams. The company said Scott is a seasoned executive with a track record of serving high-growth SaaS companies, joining ShootProof from SuccessHacker, where he served as General Partner.... Read More
Olympus CEO concedes camera division may be up for sale, via Bloomberg News 

Olympus CEO concedes camera division may be up for sale, via Bloomberg

Rumors on various gearhound websites have speculated Olympus Corp. may shut down its camera division within eight months; it’s not normally the policy of the Dead Pixels Society to report possibly damaging rumors, especially an unsourced one. In this case, however, Bloomberg news reports Olympus CEO Yasuo Takeuchi said the company is preparing for job cuts “in due course” to “improve... Read More
Panasonic releases firmware update programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S and G9 Updates 

Panasonic releases firmware update programs for the LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S and G9

Panasonic has announced firmware updates for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras S1R/ S1 (S Series), GH5/GH5S/G9 (G Series) and application software enhancements. All programs will be available at the LUMIX Global Customer Support website Nov. 19, 2019. The cameras and major programs to be updated are as follows. LUMIX Full-frame Mirrorless Camera S1R Firmware Version 1.3  / S1 Firmware... Read More
MailPix announces photo drinkware line News 

MailPix announces photo drinkware line

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, is ready for customers to toast the holidays with a selection of personalized photo drinkware. Customers can choose clear or white shot glasses featuring photos and text. “Mailpix custom shot glasses can be used for so many occasions, like save-the-date announcements, holiday parties, office gatherings and so much more,” says Fred H. Lerner,... Read More
HumanEyes Technologies announces holiday deals for the Vuze XR VR camera Promotions 

HumanEyes Technologies announces holiday deals for the Vuze XR VR camera

HumanEyes Technologies announced Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for its award-winning VR camera, the Vuze XR. As part of the company’s holiday pricing promotions which kicks off on Virtual Reality Day, Saturday, Nov. 23, and runs through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, consumers can get reduced promotional pricing for the Vuze XR camera on Amazon.com and humaneyes.com. Effective 12:00 a.m.... Read More
HP board unanimously rejects Xerox takeover proposal Acquisitions News 

HP board unanimously rejects Xerox takeover proposal

The board of HP Inc. today announced it has unanimously rejected the unsolicited proposal from Xerox Holdings Corporation to acquire the company. Following is the full text of the letter that was sent on November 17, 2019 to John Visentin, Xerox Vice Chairman and CEO: Dear John, Our Board of Directors has reviewed and considered your unsolicited proposal dated November... Read More
Adorama acquires Scuba.com retail site News 

Adorama acquires Scuba.com retail site

Adorama Inc. announced the acquisition of Scuba.com, joining its existing watersports equipment site, Leisure Pro, which the company claims is “the number one store for scuba diving and snorkeling equipment.” The acquisition closed Oct. 25, 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Scuba.com has been one of the largest sellers of scuba equipment since its inception in 1996,” said Michael Amkreutz, CEO... Read More
Adorama names Matthew Eberhart as Chief Marketing Officer News People on the Move 

Adorama names Matthew Eberhart as Chief Marketing Officer

  Adorama, the trusted source for market-leading photo, video, audio, and computer equipment and information, appointed Matthew Eberhart to chief marketing officer, effective November 4. “We are very pleased to add Matthew to the Adorama team as our marketing lead,” said Michael Amkreutz, CEO, Adorama. “Matthew has successfully led digital, retail, creative, and performance teams across multiple industries. His dynamic background... Read More
October retail sales grew 4.2 percent over last year   Market research 

October retail sales grew 4.2 percent over last year  

Retail sales in October increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over September and were up 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Despite the gradual slowdown in the U.S. economy, consumers are in a good place and October’s retail sales are a step forward into the all-important holiday season,”... Read More
Fujifilm to release drone friendly firmware update for Fujifilm X-T3 camera News 

Fujifilm to release drone friendly firmware update for Fujifilm X-T3 camera

Fujifilm Corp. announced a series firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T3 camera starting in mid-December 2019, reflecting user requests of additional features and operability improvement. The upcoming update will enable controls for video recording, via USB, between the X-T3 and drones/gimbals from DJI Technology and from Zhiyun. Future firmware will bring autofocus enhancement and other improvements to the X-T3. Fujifilm... Read More
Industry Notes, app updates and more for the week of Nov. 15 News 

Industry Notes, app updates and more for the week of Nov. 15

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet The ‘Fuji-UR-Kodak Affair,’ revisited, via the Campus Times The first reviews of Adobe Photoshop for iPad are in and they are not glowing, via DIYPhotography AlphaGraphics franchise development selects Ripley PR as agency of record Power adapters for digital photo frames recalled due to shock hazard, via WPRI App and software updates Photo Finale announces major release update Sony adds real-time eye AF for... Read More
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
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