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March retail sales gains are ‘very encouraging’ and ‘set the stage’ for further improvements this year News Press releases 

March retail sales gains are ‘very encouraging’ and ‘set the stage’ for further improvements this year

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2019 – Retail sales were up 1 percent in March seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “March’s numbers are very encouraging and set the stage for improved expectations for the economy in the coming months, especially since the... Read More
EFI agrees to be bought for $1.7 billion cash News Press releases 

EFI agrees to be bought for $1.7 billion cash

EFI Shareholders to Receive $37.00 Per Share and Acquisition Expected to Close by Q3 2019 Company Announces Preliminary Q1 2019 Revenue Results of $220-$225 Million FREMONT, Calif., April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital-printing innovation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) to be... Read More
Best Buy CFO Corie Barry to become new CEO News People on the Move Press releases 

Best Buy CFO Corie Barry to become new CEO

Hubert Joly to become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors Corie Barry, current CFO and Chief Strategic Transformation Officer, to become new CEO Mike Mohan to become President and COO MINNEAPOLIS –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today announced that its board of directors has elected Corie Barry, currently the company’s Chief Financial and Strategic Transformation Officer, to become Chief Executive Officer,... Read More
Registration now open for PRINT 19 News 

Registration now open for PRINT 19

More than 17,000 Industry Leaders and 400 Exhibitors from 100 Countries Expected “Where Creativity and Technology Converge in Chicago” Reston, VA— Registration is now open for the print industry’s most comprehensive and longest running event.  PRINT® 19, slated for October 3-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place North, will bring together the leaders of the print industry from more than 80 countries.... Read More
Industry Notes, App Updates and More for the week of April 12 News Updates 

Industry Notes, App Updates and More for the week of April 12

Notable apps and updates Skylum announces Luminar Flex, a new plugin Zoner Photo Studio has a spring update, offering faster RAW workflow and previews. Mastin Labs Kodak Everyday Original Presets are now available for CaptureOne DNP releases software update for Snap Lab SL620A™ photo printing kiosk solution Rumours and reports Here are some interesting items from around the internet: Fujifilm Australia launches support program for pro photographers... Read More
photobook.ai announces strategic partnership with MaikeOS to create complete AI Photobook Creation and Fulfillment solution across China Events News Press releases 

photobook.ai announces strategic partnership with MaikeOS to create complete AI Photobook Creation and Fulfillment solution across China

Integrated solution enables any app company to offer printed photobook products with zero development effort 10th April 2019, Hangzhou and Singapore: photobook.ai, developers of automatic photobook creation technology announces a strategic collaboration with MaikeOS, makers of the MaikePODs and MaikeWebs service to offer a fully-integrated solution for mobile photobook creation and fulfillment in China. MaikeOS will be showcasing the solution... Read More
VSCO suing PicsArt over photo filters News 

VSCO suing PicsArt over photo filters

Photo-editing app-maker VSCO  has filed a lawsuit against rival PicsArt, alleging PicsArt “reverse engineered” 19 VSCO filters and offered them as part of PicsArt’s Gold subscription package. The suit alleges 17 PicsArt employees created VSCO accounts to gain access to VSCO’s filters, then reverse-engineered them and offered them as part of the Gold subscription package. VSCO’s suit alleges PicsArt “promotes its... Read More
Kodak completes sale of its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu News Press releases 

Kodak completes sale of its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu

New company Miraclon to meet packaging industry needs with KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Eastman Kodak Company and Montagu Private Equity LLP announced the completion of the sale of Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division (FPD). Now part of Montagu’s portfolio, the division operates as a standalone company known as Miraclon. As previously announced, Kodak’s flexographic leadership team has transitioned as... Read More
Retail employment dropped in March but overall job gains point to economic growth News Press releases 

Retail employment dropped in March but overall job gains point to economic growth

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2019 – Retail industry employment in March was down by 11,700 jobs seasonally adjusted from February and down 47,400 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the Labor Department said today. The retail numbers, which exclude restaurants, came as the nation saw a monthly gain of 196,000 jobs overall. “March’s strong rebound in overall hiring throughout the economy is good news... Read More
Snap introduces “App Stories” for third-party apps News Press releases 

Snap introduces “App Stories” for third-party apps

Launch Partners Include Tinder, Houseparty, and AdventureAide Additional Snap Kit Integrations Announced with Anchor, Anghami, Breaker, Fitbit, GoFundMe, JioSaavn, Netflix, Venmo, and VSCO SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) today announced new Snap Kit capabilities and partnerships, including App Stories, which lets Snapchatters create custom Stories for partner apps, directly from Snapchat. Additionally, the company announced new partners across the Snap Kit ecosystem.... Read More
HumanEyes partners with NTT DOCOMO for VR trials over 5G News Press releases 

HumanEyes partners with NTT DOCOMO for VR trials over 5G

5G test environment in Guam will feature real-world practical application of remotely training technicians in real time using Virtual Reality cameras over 5G NEW YORK, April 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HumanEyes Technologies, shaping the future of immersive imaging with the world’s most forward-thinking VR cameras and solutions, today announced it has partnered with NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s largest mobile operator,... Read More
Industry notes, app updates and more News 

Industry notes, app updates and more

Notable apps and updates Photo Finale 13.6 is released, featuring thumbnail sizing. The Prints page now allows customers to switch between 5 sizes of thumbnails, including two smaller and two larger sizes than the default. Customers can get beautiful thumbnails with up to 13x more pixel data than before on mobile devices and 8x on desktop browsers! The user’s thumbnail size preference... Read More
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