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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.

Coronavirus claims two trade show victims: MWC and CP+ News 

Coronavirus claims two trade show victims: MWC and CP+

Two of the largest first-quarter tech shows of the year – Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona and CP+ – have canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. As early as Monday, MWC organizer GSM was still planning to hold the event Feb 24 – 27, 2020, despite high-profile departures from Sony, Amazon, and others, according to Billboard. By Wednesday,... Read More
Sri Lanka’s Jam Photo adds Taopix online News 

Sri Lanka’s Jam Photo adds Taopix online

Taopix announced that customer Jam Photo in Sri Lanka has expanded with the addition of Taopix online. Jam Photo aims to launch their online editor in early 2020 and will sell the same wide range of photo-gifts that is currently available in their desktop version including personalized clocks, tiles, glass photos, and photobooks. “Our company was founded in 2013, and... Read More
NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year Market research Press releases 

NRF: January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year

Retail sales in January increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted over December and were up 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The strength of consumer spending continues to be the anchor of the current economic expansion,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “January’s retail sales results reflect a... Read More
MailPix acrylic prints featured on “The Today Show” in Valentine’s Day segment Promotions 

MailPix acrylic prints featured on “The Today Show” in Valentine’s Day segment

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its acrylic photo prints were featured Feb. 14 on “The Today Show” MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced its acrylic photo prints were featured today, Feb. 14, on “The Today Show” as part of the “Gifts We Love” segment on Valentine’s Day gifts. Lifestyle expert and author Jill Martin selected... Read More
MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos New Products News 

MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos

Family history site MyHeritage released MyHeritage In Color, a feature that automatically colorizes black-and-white photos. Photos are colorized using sophisticated deep learning technology that is currently exclusive to MyHeritage, the company says. MyHeritage In Color is a freemium feature on MyHeritage, where several photos may be colorized for free, after which continued use of this feature requires a subscription. Colorization... Read More
Leica Camera debuts three lenses for the Leica M-System New Products 

Leica Camera debuts three lenses for the Leica M-System

Leica Camera AG introduced three lenses for the Leica M-System: the silver anodized APO-Summicron-M 75 f/2 ASPH., the limited-edition Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-M 90 f/2 ASPH. in an olive green “Safari” finish. The technical specifications of the three new lenses are identical to those of their serially produced counterparts. All three lenses are available from the end of... Read More
Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 Mark III, mid-range zoom, and PEN E-PL10 digital camera New Products 

Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 Mark III, mid-range zoom, and PEN E-PL10 digital camera

Olympus America debut the OM-D E-M1 Mark III professional Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, scheduled to go on sale Feb. 24, 2020. The camera comes with a new image-processing engine, TruePic IX, enabling features such as 50MP Handheld High-Res Shot. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is equipped with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor for high-precision focusing.... Read More
Nikon releases the D6 DSLR, ultra-wide-angle prime and a high-power zoom New Products 

Nikon releases the D6 DSLR, ultra-wide-angle prime and a high-power zoom

Nikon Corp. announced the release of the previously announced Nikon D6 FX-format DSLR, as well as ultra-wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, and the high-power zoom NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lenses. The D6 is equipped with a newly developed, densely packed 105-point AF system with which all focus points utilize cross-type sensors and all can be selected. The... Read More
Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5 New Products 

Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5

Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled today the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR, featuring the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, eye-detection in live view, 4K video, 4K HDMI output. It is the first EOS DSLR with vertical video all within a compact and lightweight body. The compact EOS Rebel T8i camera features: Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detect to... Read More
Samsung introduces 5G Galaxy S20, foldable Galaxy Z Flip New Products 

Samsung introduces 5G Galaxy S20, foldable Galaxy Z Flip

  Samsung Electronics unveiled two smartphones this week: the Samsung Galaxy S20 series with a brand-new AI-powered camera architecture and the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable smartphone. With 5G, a new decade of mobile innovation is beginning.  Every device in the Galaxy S20 series—the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra—comes equipped with 5G technology. The Galaxy S20+ and... Read More
Sony launches compact 4K Handycam camcorder New Products 

Sony launches compact 4K Handycam camcorder

Sony Electronics announced the FDR-AX43/B 4K Handycam camcorder featuring Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology, using a built-in gimbal mechanism, for capturing smooth video footage. Sony says the FDR-AX43/B was developed for content creators and vloggers.   The FDR-AX43/B features include: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with a wide angle of 26.8mm 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K... Read More
UK-based PA Media Group acquires Alamy, the global stock imagery business Acquisitions 

UK-based PA Media Group acquires Alamy, the global stock imagery business

PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business, has acquired Alamy, a leading stock imagery supplier. Terms weren’t disclosed. Founded 20 years ago, Alamy has creative and editorial stock imagery collections comprising almost 200 million photographs, vectors, and 360-degree panoramic images. The business has close to 100,000 customers in more than 150 countries, working across a range of sectors including... Read More
3 Legged Thing introduces Zayla, the dedicated L-bracket system for Nikon Z 50 Camera New Products 

3 Legged Thing introduces Zayla, the dedicated L-bracket system for Nikon Z 50 Camera

England’s 3 Legged Thing announced Zayla and Zayla PD, two brand new dedicated L-brackets, designed specifically for the new Nikon Z 50 camera. Zayla has a standard Arca Swiss plate profile, making it compatible with a broad range of supports. Zayla PD features a footing on the horizontal aspect which enables it to slot into Peak Design® V3 Capture clips... Read More
Shutterfly lawyers ask judge to set aside investor lawsuit News 

Shutterfly lawyers ask judge to set aside investor lawsuit

In the case of Bill Spurlock v. Shutterfly, Inc. et al – a class-action suit filed in July, 2019, alleging Shutterfly Inc. executives withheld information regarding the then-proposed $2.7 billion acquisition deal with Apollo Global Management – Shutterfly lawyers yesterday asked Delaware federal court judge Leonard P. Stark to dismiss the suit. Read More
Sony announces SDK for Sony α7R IV and α9 II cameras News Updates 

Sony announces SDK for Sony α7R IV and α9 II cameras

Sony Electronics released a new software development kit (SDK) enabling third-party developers and integrators to access control of Sony cameras. Sony says it is releasing the SDK based on extensive interest in their camera lineup from commercial customers. “The customer’s voice is absolutely critical to all aspects of our business,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy President of Sony Imaging Products and... Read More
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