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Polarr raises $11.5 million to bring AI to photography and video News Press releases 

Polarr raises $11.5 million to bring AI to photography and video

Polarr, the photo-editing app developer, raised $11.5 million in Series A funding from Threshold Ventures, Cota Capital and Pear Ventures, to support research and development, engineering and technology partnerships. In a blog post, company CEO and founder Borui Wang said the Series A process took three months: When we started Polarr in 2015, our idea was to enable photographers to... Read More
Entropix to explore strategic opportunities for computer vision solutions in collaboration with Lenovo News 

Entropix to explore strategic opportunities for computer vision solutions in collaboration with Lenovo

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entropix announced today it is collaborating with Lenovo to explore the potential of computer vision for commercial solutions. The collaboration leverages Lenovo’s dual sensor smartphone architecture with Entropix cloud Resolution Engine and enterprise computer vision management system to develop an end-to-end hyper-accurate visual classification and recognition platform for a multitude of potential applications including enterprise security, retail, logistics... Read More
ProMaster unveils XC-M tripod collection New Products News Press releases 

ProMaster unveils XC-M tripod collection

ProMaster XC-M tripods carry over the acclaimed travel-friendly design of the best-selling XC series, while boasting significant enhancements and incredible modularity. AIRFIELD, CT – March 14, 2019: ProMaster, a leading brand in high-quality accessories for still photography and videography, announces the follow-up to their best-selling XC series of tripods. Xtreme Compact Modular (XC-M for short) is a complete reinvention of... Read More
IPIC 2019 continues successful trend with new spring dates Events News 

IPIC 2019 continues successful trend with new spring dates

Hundreds of photo-specialty dealers gathered in Henderson, Nev., March 4-6, for the annual IPIC conference by the IPI Member Network. The education-packed week was filled with sessions, networking opportunities, and a two-day afternoon tradeshow. Fast-paced Live Learning sessions brought stories of member success, need-to-know information, and inspiration. University Sessions featured tutorials on specific equipment like Fujifilm printers and EFI workstations and lessons... Read More
LightBay Capital and Freeman Spogli to acquire FASTSIGNS International, Inc. News Press releases 

LightBay Capital and Freeman Spogli to acquire FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

CARROLLTON, Texas, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LightBay Capital (“LightBay”) and Freeman Spogli & Co. (“Freeman Spogli”) announced today that they have partnered together, along with management, to acquire FASTSIGNS International, Inc. (“FASTSIGNS”), the largest franchisor in the signage and visual graphics industry. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, FASTSIGNS is the market leader in the signage and visual... Read More
Parabo Books launches photo book club News 

Parabo Books launches photo book club

Parabo Press, the Madison, Wis.-based photo company, has started a photobook subscription service. Meg Golz, director of marketing at Parabo Press, joined NBC15’s Hannah Anderson to talk about Parabo’s new Photo Book Club. The service automatically builds custom photobooks every time the user captures 50 photos on Instagram or in an album on a smartphone. Users sign up in the app,... Read More
Insta360 debuts folding stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree camera New Products News 

Insta360 debuts folding stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree camera

Insta360 launched the Insta360 EVO, a 360-degree camera that also folds outward into a stereoscopic 3D 180-degree camera. Like the recently launched Insta360 ONE X, the Insta360 EVO shoots 5.7K 360-degree video, and 18-megapixel 360-degree still photos, along with the impressive FlowState stabilization for creating impressive action shots. Along with the new camera hardware, Insta360 also released Insta360 VR, an... Read More
SoftWorks Systems to show new ROES Web features at RUG meeting Events News Updates 

SoftWorks Systems to show new ROES Web features at RUG meeting

At the upcoming annual ROES Users Group (RUG) meeting in Chicago on April 1-2, SoftWorks Systems will show the latest added features of ROES Web. Some of added features include a book module and updates on wide-format products including online custom product sizing and dynamic pricing. ROES Web is SoftWorks Systems’ latest web browser-based ordering application. ROES Web, a full-featured... Read More
Canon Solutions America launches Océ PrintSight software News 

Canon Solutions America launches Océ PrintSight software

Printer data offered in real time to help Canon Solutions America customers make informed decisions on their Océ devices MELVILLE, N.Y., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced the launch of the new Océ PrintSight software developed by Canon Solutions America to provide print-for-pay businesses an effective tool to monitor their... Read More
G.F Smith, Taopix partner offer AI-powered album design platform News Press releases 

G.F Smith, Taopix partner offer AI-powered album design platform

G.F Smith announced their strategic partnership with Taopix to introduce their AI-powered album design platform. G.F Smith was founded in 1885 by George Frederick Smith who along with his son shared a passion for paper. 100 years later, the company established G.F Smith Photographic in order to create handmade, exquisite albums. “Our search for a solution that would significantly decrease... Read More
Retail sales rebound in January, Up 3.6 percent over 2018 News 

Retail sales rebound in January, Up 3.6 percent over 2018

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2019  – Retail sales rebounded in January, increasing 1.3 percent seasonally adjusted from December and 3.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales recovered in January after the unexpected drop in December, reinforcing a positive start to 2019,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.... Read More
Modern retailers are meeting multichannel consumer demands News Press releases 

Modern retailers are meeting multichannel consumer demands

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2019 – As more consumers embrace multichannel shopping, retailers are diversifying their investments online and offline to meet customers’ needs, according to the annual State of Retailing Online study released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester. “Retailers are evolving with customers’ shopping behaviors by creating a seamless shopping experience online and in store,” NRF Vice... Read More
Meero launches its ambassador program News 

Meero launches its ambassador program

A program dedicated entirely to Meero’s community of 50,000 photographers  Paris, 11th March 2019 – In another step towards revolutionizing the global photography market, Meero is launching its ambassador program dedicated to photographers. Meero will be reaching out to photography students and freelance photographers to direct and unite the 50,000 member Meero community. This program will allow Meero to have... Read More
Shutterfly names Jim Hilt president, Shutterfly Consumer Division News People on the Move Press releases 

Shutterfly names Jim Hilt president, Shutterfly Consumer Division

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shutterfly, Inc., the leading retailer and manufacturing platform dedicated to helping capture, preserve, and share life’s important moments, today announced the appointment of James Hilt as President, Shutterfly Consumer. “All of us at Shutterfly are excited to welcome Jim Hilt to the team,” said Christopher North, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc. “With the acquisition... Read More
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