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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.

Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co. News 

Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co.

Darkroom, from Bergen Co., was one of eight apps recognized by Apple Inc. with an Apple Design Award. The announcement said: “Darkroom is a powerful photo and video editor whose interface is as beautiful as it is easy to use. It delivers great performance with super-intuitive controls and a layout that both casual and pro photographers can truly appreciate. With... Read More
AKASO releases Brave 7 LE Action Camera New Products 

AKASO releases Brave 7 LE Action Camera

AKASO released the Brave 7 LE action camera featuring an IPX7 water-resistant design, designed specifically for vloggers. The $139.99 Brave 7 LE features dual screens for easy selfie-shooting, 4K30FPS video, 20MP photos, gimbal-like 6-axis stabilization. The camera also includes WiFi and HDMI and integrates with the free AKASO GO iPhone and Android app. The AKASO Brave 7 LE also comes with... Read More
NRF: May retail sales improve dramatically over April but still lag from 2019 Market research 

NRF: May retail sales improve dramatically over April but still lag from 2019

Retail sales rose dramatically in May as retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic began to reopen, but remained well below spending levels seen during the same period a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “Today’s sales report is very encouraging news at a time when we need to focus on what will happen as... Read More
Industry notes for the week of June 27 News 

Industry notes for the week of June 27

Retail News Microsoft is closing all company-owned retail stores After 11 years, Microsoft is throwing in the towel on its physical retail stores and is refocusing its retail sales efforts around its online/digital store, according to David Porter, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Store. Think Tank Photo appoints Transcontinenta BV as new distributor in Germany and Austria Think Tank Photo... Read More
HouseLens announces partnership with Zillow News 

HouseLens announces partnership with Zillow

HouseLens, a visual marketing services platform for the real estate industry, announced a partnership with Zillow Group Inc. to provide Zillow Premier Agents with special access to the HouseLens Certified Artist network to capture photos and Zillow 3D Home Tours. The partnership also includes a steep promotional discount offer for the remainder of 2020. Additional details of the promotion can be... Read More
Google redesigns Google Photos, adds map view News 

Google redesigns Google Photos, adds map view

Google has redesigned its Google Photos app with a new three-tab structure featuring larger thumbnails, auto-playing videos and reduced white-space between videos. To compensate for ever-growing photo libraries, Google Photos puts search front and center in a tab. The library tab features high-impact areas like Albums, Favorites, Trash, Archive and more. For U.S., E.U. and Canada users, the library tab... Read More
DigiMedia Tech names Kodak licensee JK Imaging in patent suit News Opinion 

DigiMedia Tech names Kodak licensee JK Imaging in patent suit

DigiMedia Tech LLC has added Kodak brand licensee JK Imaging to its list of targets, according to LawStreetMedia. DigiMedia Tech sued JK Imaging in the Central District of California for patent infringement for camera-related zoom and focus patents. The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent No. 6,914,635 (the ’635 patent); 6,545,706 (the ’706 patent); 7,715,476 (the ’476 patent). DigiMedia is represented by Cotman IP Law Group, APLC; and Kent & Risley... Read More
SIGMA releases firmware ver. 2.00 update for SIGMA fp Updates 

SIGMA releases firmware ver. 2.00 update for SIGMA fp

Sigma Corp. of America announced SIGMA fp firmware ver. 2.00, the first major update that widely expands the functionality of the camera. The new functions and capabilities include: Cinemagraph creation and playback CinemaDNG footage playback Still capture during live view and movie shooting in Cine mode Still image capture from movie files (CinemaDNG, MOV) shot with the SIGMA fp HDR in... Read More
Rise Above Research says North American digital camera sales to decline 28% in 2020 Market research News 

Rise Above Research says North American digital camera sales to decline 28% in 2020

Rise Above Research, the new industry research firm, predicts a 28% decline in camera sales for North America this year, followed by a rebound in 2021. In 2021, North American camera sales will generate almost $2 billion in revenue. Digital camera sales have been on the decline for the last ten years, as the saturation of smartphones has dramatically reduced the... Read More
PRINTING United moves to online format for 2020 Events News 

PRINTING United moves to online format for 2020

COVID-19 has claimed another event victim. PRINTING United, originally scheduled to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 21-23, 2020, will now move to an online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to organizer PRINTING United Alliance. The decision to terminate the in-person expo comes after extensive conversations, up-to-the-minute surveys, and... Read More
U.K. event photography company Picsolve out of administration News 

U.K. event photography company Picsolve out of administration

UK digital photography company Picsolve has been sold out of administration, saving more than 600 jobs, to PomVom, a Tel Aviv-based AI-tech company specializing in creating real-time digital photography experiences in amusement parks, events and sports, according to Business Sale.com. The deal also includes the company’s 35 sites across the UK and Europe. According to the report, Matt Cowlishaw and Richard... Read More
ScanCafe trims Bhutan photobook design workforce News 

ScanCafe trims Bhutan photobook design workforce

The Bhutan-based subsidiary of ScanCafe, located at the Thimphu Tech Park in Serbithang, laid off 29 employees who were on probation period on June 17, due to COVID-19 concerns, according to Kuensel Online, the national news organization of Bhutan. The Scan Café facility designs photo books for Shutterfly customers, with a staff of about 250, the article said. The Chief Executive... Read More
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