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Photo Finale adds Collagewall display system News 

Photo Finale adds Collagewall display system

Photo Finale launched a new fulfilled product line: Collagewall. Collagewall is a hardboard or metal print display system allowing users to create and order their whole wall arrangement at once. The consumers choose the layout and add photos; after the order is placed, the mounted prints – complete with easy-to-use mounting hardware –  are shipped to the consumer. The product... Read More
Google Photos expands print options, expands canvas offerings News 

Google Photos expands print options, expands canvas offerings

Google Photos is expanding printing options, bringing it in line with more traditional printing services. Previously, Google Photos would use its AI select 10 photos for its premium photo service or users could pick up 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10 prints at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. New to Google Photos is a ship-to-home option in the United States, starting at $0.18... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 7 News 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 7

NFIB: Half of U.S. small businesses are understaffed Reuters reports the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) says “half of U.S. small-business owners reported unfilled job openings in August as finding qualified workers remains an ongoing challenge. The trade group said, in its monthly jobs report, 50% of small business owners reported unfilled job openings in August on a seasonally adjusted... Read More
Waldo Photos partners with American Photo Marketing News 

Waldo Photos partners with American Photo Marketing

Waldo Photos, the AI-powered photo platform featuring face finding and jersey recognition along with patented mobile proof delivery, announced its new partnership with American Photo Marketing, the Ypsilanti, Mich.-based school photography provider. The partnership with Waldo will now bring AI-powered photo management, yearbook curation, and real-time mobile photo delivery to families served by APM’s three businesses: SchoolPictures.com, which provides traditional... Read More
Japan’s Asukanet reports higher quarterly sales Earnings reports News 

Japan’s Asukanet reports higher quarterly sales

Japanese photobook maker Asukanet Co., Ltd. reported sales for the quarter ending July 31 were 1,466,562 thousand yen (116.4% compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year). In terms of income, despite the higher R&D expenses for the establishment of a technical development center in the aerial display business, an increase in segment income in the funeral business... Read More
European online print marketplace HelloPrint adds Canva integration News Partnerships 

European online print marketplace HelloPrint adds Canva integration

European online print marketplace Helloprint announced a strategic partnership with visual communication platform provider Canva, where users can access Canva’s thousands of print templates and content library and print the designs directly via the Helloprint platform. We believe that integrating Canva’s powerful design solution and content library on our European platform is a true game-changer for us as a company... Read More
dakis boosts Google integration in platform News Updates 

dakis boosts Google integration in platform

dakis announced an integration with Google, allowing retailers to add their products to Google products listings directly from the dakis platform. Retailers’ products can appear in free listings across Google properties, including the Shopping tab, Google Search, Google Images, Google Maps, and Google Lens. “We are making it simpler and more affordable for small & medium retailers to efficiently compete... Read More
IDC: Global smartphone shipments continue to grow Market research News 

IDC: Global smartphone shipments continue to grow

While the supply chain situation hasn’t drastically improved, the smartphone market has shown positive results in recent quarters. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, shipments of smartphones are expected to grow 7.4% in 2021, reaching 1.37 billion units, followed by 3.4% growth in 2022 and 2023, respectively. The 7.4% growth can be attributed to a... Read More
Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021 announces nominees News 

Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021 announces nominees

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award juries, on Aug. 26, chose finalists in the “Best Work by an Emerging Photographer” and “German Peace Prize for Photography”, categories. The winners of both categories will be announced during the official award ceremony on Oct. 2. 2021, in Osnabrück, Germany. The jury for the ‘Best Emerging Photographer’ category consisted of portrait photographer Michael Dannenmann... Read More