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Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Rise Above Research Market research News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Rise Above Research

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with the co-founders of the new imaging industry marketing research company, Rise Above Research. Ed Lee, founder and director, has more than 20 years of experience covering the consumer and professional digital photography and imaging markets as an industry analyst and market researcher.  David Haueter has 20 years of experience as an industry analyst, with stints at Gartner and Keypoint Intelligence -InfoTrends, primarily... Read More
Moody’s rates Shutterfly B+ News 

Moody’s rates Shutterfly B+

Moody’s Investors Service has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Shutterfly, LLC, and maintained the companies B3 rating. In June, Moody’s downgraded the company’s rating from B2 to B3, from June 20. The service cited the key rating considerations: Shutterfly’s B3 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) reflects the company’s high financial leverage, exposure to cyclical consumer discretionary spending, highly... Read More
RPI acquires Blurb News 

RPI acquires Blurb

Reischling Press, Inc. (RPI), the Seattle, Wash.-based digital printing giant, has acquired Blurb, the e-commerce platform for print-on-demand books, magazines, and other services for self-publishers and creative professionals. “This is a strategic acquisition for us and culminates the long-term partnership between our two companies,” said Rick Bellamy, CEO, RPI. “Blurb’s primary audiences are creative professionals and self-publishers, and this acquisition... Read More
Photo Finale adds Photo Education Series News 

Photo Finale adds Photo Education Series

DIY videos by photo expert Erin Manning drive consumer clicks, boost revenues Photo Finale, the leader in white-label photo e-commerce services, announced the addition of a new photo education series to its popular Prestige line of products and services. Dealers running Photo Finale’s brandable website platform for photo product ordering can have the exclusive video content added to their sites.... Read More
International Photography Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees and award recipients News 

International Photography Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees and award recipients

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) announced its 2020 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, which will be added to the Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Mo. The IPHF annually awards and inducts notable photographers or photography industry visionaries for their artistry, innovation, and significant contributions to the art... Read More
KOSÉ uses Bellus3D face-scanning to deliver personalized beauty products News 

KOSÉ uses Bellus3D face-scanning to deliver personalized beauty products

3-D face-scanning company Bellus3D, Inc.is partnering with KOSÉ Corp. to provide personalized sheet masks tailored to each customer’s face. KOSÉ has developed a custom application being debuted at its Tokyo store leveraging Bellus3D face-scanning technology to provide customers with a personalized beauty experience. “Maison KOSÉ”, a concept store featuring state-of-the-art digital technology, opened in December 2019 and offers a variety of... Read More
Cimpress’ fourth-quarter sales drops to $421 million News 

Cimpress’ fourth-quarter sales drops to $421 million

Vistaprint parent Cimpress plc CMPR reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2020, with total revenues of $429.1 million compared with $675 million in the year-ago quarter. This, however, exceeded the top-line consensus estimate of $421 million. Vistaprint, the company’s largest segment, reported aggregate revenues of $244.5 million, down from $360.4 million in the year-ago quarter. The National Pen segment generated revenues of $33 million, down from... Read More
Henry’s restructuring completed, Stein family retains control News 

Henry’s restructuring completed, Stein family retains control

The 22-store Canadian photo specialty retailer Henry’s will continue to operate after the Canadian court approved the sale of the company’s assets to Henry Enterprises Inc. from the distressed former owner, Cranbrook Glen Enterprises Ltd. The Stein family, who has owned Henry’s for four generations, will continue to maintain ownership as Henry’s Enterprises. All executive management and the CEO, Gillian Stein,... Read More
Xerox reports second-quarter revenue drops 35.3 percent Earnings reports News 

Xerox reports second-quarter revenue drops 35.3 percent

Xerox Holdings Corp. reported second-quarter revenue of $1.47 billion, a decrease of 35.3 percent year-over-year. The company also reported $34 million of operating cash flow from continuing operations, down $242 million year-over-year, and $15 million of free cash flow, down $245 million year-over-year. “I am proud of our employees who did what was necessary during this unprecedented disruption to support our business... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of July 25 Earnings reports News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of July 25

Pro Photography Bay Photo Lab announces “Epic Prints” Bay Photo Lab has launched “Epic Prints”,  made from Fujiflex silver-halide photographic paper with up to 610dpi resolution. They are mounted to aluminum for a sleek, thin profile from sizes from 4×4″ to 45×93″. 10,000 Headshots featured on “Today Show” The 10,000 Headshots project, featured on the Dead Pixels Society podcast, was featured... Read More
Camera hardware is still in crisis News Opinion 

Camera hardware is still in crisis

One of the most popular opinion articles on this site is from January 2018, where we discussed “Hardware in Crisis: Can Cameras Companies Compete.” We also followed up with “Six ways digital cameras should be competing with smartphones“, which mentioned ways digital cameras are superior to smartphones, including battery life, but added digital cameras still trail smartphones in key customer-loving... Read More
Forever announces Forever Box, Genward partnership at convention News 

Forever announces Forever Box, Genward partnership at convention

Forever, Inc., the permanent memory-keeping company, hosted its 6th annual FOREVER LIVE! convention last weekend, and for the first time, it was held virtually due to COVID-19. More than 1,000 attendees logged on, making it the largest event FOREVER LIVE! event yet. The weekend featured business updates and new product announcements, classes on memory-keeping techniques, and community-building activities. “Our mission... Read More
PicsArt acquires motion-based video effects company D’efekt News 

PicsArt acquires motion-based video effects company D’efekt

PicsArt, has acquired advanced video effects company D’efekt for an undisclosed sum. The female-led startup has been featured as an Apple “App of the Day” various times and offers motion-based video effects – including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation, the company said. The app can be downloaded here.  D’efekt’s three co-founders – Vahagn Kachikyan, Nané Toumanian, and Tatevik... Read More
Millman Multimedia names Harvis Kramer president of Millman Multimedia Graphic Arts Division News People on the Move 

Millman Multimedia names Harvis Kramer president of Millman Multimedia Graphic Arts Division

Millman Multimedia announced the promotion of Harvis Kramer to the president of the newly formed Millman Multimedia Graphic Arts division. “Harvis has been an instrumental part in helping to become the company we are today. I have absolute confidence in him and look forward to seeing us flourish under his leadership,” said Ryan Millman, Chief Executive Officer of Millman Multimedia,... Read More
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