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Industry notes for the week of Jan. 18 News 

Industry notes for the week of Jan. 18

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Photobox focuses on analytics to get full picture on customer experience, via diginomica The David’s Disposable app ‘develops’ your digital photos like throwback pics, via Daily Dot. Here’s how much some Kodak Alaris films have increased in price, via KosmoFoto People on the Move Emerald Expositions, parent of WPPI, names David Doft incoming Chief Financial Officer In Memoriam Gary Starkweather, the inventor of... Read More
Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends’ Alan Bullock to kick off Pro Imaging CONNECT program Events News 

Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends’ Alan Bullock to kick off Pro Imaging CONNECT program

Pro Imaging CONNECT, the new executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, announces Alan Bullock, associate director, Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, will kick off the educational program with the informative session, “A Snapshot of the US Photo Printing & Imaging Market “, at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin Texas. The session is sponsored by Mediaclip. The session... Read More
NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent Market research News Press releases 

NRF says 2019 holiday sales were up 4.1 percent

Holiday retail sales during 2019 grew 4.1 percent over the same period in 2018 to $730.2 billion, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. Online and other non-store sales were up 14.6 percent over the year before at $167.8 billion and are included in the total. “Having spent the last week with... Read More
PicMonkey announces “Shero” contest winners News People on the Move Photo contests 

PicMonkey announces “Shero” contest winners

PicMonkey, a leading image editing and design platform, announced the top ten and grand prize winners of its “Who’s Your Shero?” contest, which celebrates women entrepreneurs for their accomplishments and positive contributions to their communities. Out of hundreds of nominations, the grand prize was awarded to Hannah Kay Herdlinger, founder of Thread Talk, an online shop offering high-end blankets. A portion... Read More
X-Rite announces next-generation i1Pro 3 for print and imaging professionals News 

X-Rite announces next-generation i1Pro 3 for print and imaging professionals

X-Rite Inc. and Pantone LLC announced the third-generation of its popular i1 Family of Color Management solutions for the print, imaging and photo industries. The redesigned i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer is more accurate and reliable as well as two times faster than its predecessor. The i1Pro 3 is ideal for professionals who require accurate color from their printer, display, and projector.... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 10 News Tips and tricks Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 10

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet How a 32-year-old turned a high school yearbook idea into a $3.2 billion business, via CNBC George Eastman Museum breaks ground on new visitor center, entrance, via Rochester Business Journal GoPro becomes title sponsor for K1 Speed Challenge GP Race Series, via press release Tech trends to watch OmniVision announces 48 MP sensor for smartphones Wi-Fi Alliance brings Wi-Fi... Read More
Photodex, maker of ProShow software, is shutting down News 

Photodex, maker of ProShow software, is shutting down

Photodex Corp., maker of the popular ProShow slideshow product line, announced it is shutting down Jan. 31. The company had already shut down its web-based version of ProShow.  It’s always sad to say goodbye. After over 30 years, Photodex Corporation will be closing permanently on January 31, 2020. We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers over the... Read More
di support announces investment from ACC Holding, Kanematsu News 

di support announces investment from ACC Holding, Kanematsu

German photo kiosk company di support GmbH has two new shareholders., with ACC Holding and Kanematsu Corp., and the former minority shareholder Fotoco sold its shares in the course of these transactions. According to the announcement, Hamburg’s ACC acquired a majority stake and will support di support’s dynamic growth in the future. The Japanese-based, listed company Kanematsu is a new... Read More
Apollo completes Snapfish acquisition, combines with Shutterfly Acquisitions News 

Apollo completes Snapfish acquisition, combines with Shutterfly

Apollo Global Management Inc. announced the successful completion of their previously announced acquisition of Snapfish, LLC and the combination of Snapfish with Shutterfly Inc., which was acquired by the Apollo Funds Sept. 25, 2019. According to the announcement, Snapfish owners became significant minority owners in the combined Shutterfly and Snapfish business. “As a business dedicated to connecting people, places and... Read More
Wooptix debuts single-lens light-field camera at CES News 

Wooptix debuts single-lens light-field camera at CES

Wooptix, a small Intel Capital portfolio company specializing in advanced imaging technology, will be present at CES 2020 what it calls the “first-ever single-lens light field camera capable of capturing light field video in real-time with no loss of resolution.” The company says it can generate a depth map directly from the light field video enabling live 3D video, which... Read More
PIA, GAA to host printing industry mergers and acquisitions symposium Events News 

PIA, GAA to host printing industry mergers and acquisitions symposium

The Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) and the Graphic Arts Association (GAA) are jointly sponsoring the 2020 Printing Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Symposium, March 19, 2020, at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. For complete details and to register, visit https://pialliance.org/events/printing-industry-mergers-acquisitions-symposium/. “Whether you are a buyer, a seller, or neither, you likely will be some day, and you need to have the... Read More
Startup to nationwide: MailPix 1Hour Photo App reaches more retail consumers than any other photo site News Press releases 

Startup to nationwide: MailPix 1Hour Photo App reaches more retail consumers than any other photo site

Startup to nationwide: MailPix 1Hour Photo App reaches more retail consumers than any other photo site Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, enters its eighth year in business with the broadest retail reach of any mobile photo printing app. Through its award-winning 1 Hour Photo app, MailPix is the only company working with all five... Read More
Fuji Xerox ends tech deal with Xerox, to change name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. News 

Fuji Xerox ends tech deal with Xerox, to change name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.

Bringing an end a business arrangement dating back to 1962, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd. announced it won’t renew the technology agreement with Xerox Corp. on the agreement’s expiration date, March 31, 2021. The agreement provides for technology/brand licenses and sales territories applicable to each company, the company said. The product supply agreement with Xerox will continue to be effective despite... Read More
Updated: Xerox secures $24 billion financing for HP takeover bid, HP responses with shrug News 

Updated: Xerox secures $24 billion financing for HP takeover bid, HP responses with shrug

The leadership of Xerox Holdings Corp. on Jan. 6 sent a letter to the Board of Directors of HP Inc. confirming it has obtained $24 billion in binding financing commitments from Citi, Mizuho and Bank of America to complete its proposed merger with HP. HP has resisted overtures from Xerox. In response to the most recent letter, HP again rebuffed... Read More
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