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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.

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
Association for PRINT Technologies launches NAM health care News 

Association for PRINT Technologies launches NAM health care

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) is offering an association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. In states where the association health plan is not available, the APTech will connect manufacturers with available small-group options in their respective states. “Given the large number of members that are small... 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
More than 165 million people expected to shop over five-day Thanksgiving weekend   News 

More than 165 million people expected to shop over five-day Thanksgiving weekend  

WASHINGTON, November 15, 2019 – Retailers are preparing for one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year with an estimated 165.3 million people likely to shop Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The tradition of Thanksgiving weekend holiday shopping has become a five-day... 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
CEWE on track to reach targets after solid third quarter Earnings reports News 

CEWE on track to reach targets after solid third quarter

Europe’s leading photofinisher CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA announced third-quarter sales increased by 8.9% to 423.2 million euros, with strong growth in its key CEWE Photobook category. The company narrowed its third-quarter loss to -0.6 million euros,  73% improvement from the 2.4 million euros quarterly loss the prior year. “The first three quarters exceeded our expectations, since our core business segment... Read More
State of New York accuses B&H Photo of dodging millions in tax obligations News 

State of New York accuses B&H Photo of dodging millions in tax obligations

The Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit charging landmark New York City retailer, B&H Photo and Video, has intentionally underpaid sales taxes on millions of dollars in the sale of cameras and other products. The retailer, in a statement, refutes the claim. The lawsuit claims B&H Photo, over the course of 13 years, failed to pay $7... Read More
Kenko Tokina releases the atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro FF New Products 

Kenko Tokina releases the atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro FF

Kenko Tokina released the Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. The $429 Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro is a versatile mid-range autofocus telephoto lens with excellent close focusing capabilities reaching life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane, the company said. The lens is engineered for Canon... Read More
Photo Finale announces major release update News Updates 

Photo Finale announces major release update

Photo Finale announced a major update to Photo Finale 14 and a host of customization features. Details below: PF 14 General Features & Fixes:  Built-in rotation tool on the prints page, allows customers to rotate photos in 90-degree increments.  The photo book builder now allows customers to select how many photo spots to initially put on each page, or “mix... Read More
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