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More industry notes from worldwide pandemic News Opinion 

More industry notes from worldwide pandemic

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the impact on the photo/imaging industry has been unprecedented. Mass layoffs of retail staffs are commonplace, seasonal workers and photographers are dismissed and store hours have been limited or eliminated entirely. Still, the photo industry is resilient and we’ve been hearing promising stories from around the world. Certainly, this once-in-a-lifetime economic disaster is going... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: COVID-19 coping with Eric Miller News Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: COVID-19 coping with Eric Miller

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented problems for photographers and retailers. The Dead Pixels Society editor Gary Pageau talks with Eric Miller of Miller Foto about tools and tactics to survive and to thrive. Miller, a well-known business consultant and innovator, shares what he’s learned from the latest legislation and industry news. Click below to listen. Read More
Sony spinning off camera, mobile division News 

Sony spinning off camera, mobile division

Sony Corp. announced it will establish, effective April 1, an intermediate holding company “Sony Electronics Corporation” incorporating these three businesses – Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, and Mobile Communications – as well as related global sales and marketing, manufacturing, logistics, procurement, and engineering platforms. “Through the establishment of Sony Electronics Corporation, Sony will not only accelerate the... Read More
Polaroid unifies approach, unveils Polaroid Now camera New Products News 

Polaroid unifies approach, unveils Polaroid Now camera

During the long, strange trip that has been Polaroid, the brand has weathered bankruptcies, asset sale and branding gimmicks. Now, after 12 years after the Impossible Project revived Polaroid-format instant and three years after rebranding as Polaroid Originals, the company is simply using the “Polaroid” name and has released a new analog instant camera, the Polaroid Now. Polaroid Now is... Read More
Canon debuts Canon PIXMA TR150 wireless desktop printer News 

Canon debuts Canon PIXMA TR150 wireless desktop printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled the new Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Printer, as well as its optional battery for portability. The Canon PIXMA TR150 printer, when paired with the optional battery (sold separately), provides a lightweight portable option for quality printing needs for the out of the office business professional. “With their time-consuming schedules, today’s business professionals require products that are... Read More
HP says Xerox tender offer is “disastrous” in current climate Acquisitions News 

HP says Xerox tender offer is “disastrous” in current climate

HP Inc. advised shareholders advancing Xerox’s proposed tender offer could be “disastrous” during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. HP said the Xerox’s offer would burden the company with a debt level that could potentially threaten its cash needs, but hasn’t ruled out a future combination if and when the economy improves.  HP also raised concerns the “highly leveraged capital structure”... Read More
Skip Cohen University launches f64 Lunch Bunch interactive webinar series Events News 

Skip Cohen University launches f64 Lunch Bunch interactive webinar series

Skip Cohen University (SCU), a leading resource for photography education, business, and marketing, launched a new “f64 Lunch Bunch” webinar series to provide an outlet for photographers currently facing professional and business challenges, according to an announcement. f64 Lunch Bunch connects likeminded individuals and professionals remotely to chat about what they need to thrive, not just survive, as a professional... Read More
Supreme Court rules states can’t be sued for copyright violations News Opinion 

Supreme Court rules states can’t be sued for copyright violations

The U.S. Supreme Court declared states cannot be sued for copyright infringement because they have “sovereign immunity,” a blow to photographers who seek to protect their rights. The opinion came down as part of a review of an earlier Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision in the case of Allen v Cooper. The case began in 2013, when... Read More
Video home tour requests soar nearly 500% in one week News 

Video home tour requests soar nearly 500% in one week

Redfin, the technology-powered real-estate brokerage, saw a 494% increase in requests for agent-led video home tours last week. As of yesterday, 18.9% of tour requests from Redfin.com were video-chat tour requests, up from 0.2% at the beginning of March, a 94-fold increase. Other measures Redfin has taken to prepare for the coronavirus include: Three-dimensional scans of nearly every Redfin listing,... Read More
Jostens makes exclusive content available during COVID-19 outbreak News 

Jostens makes exclusive content available during COVID-19 outbreak

Jostens announced it will be providing all students, parents, and educators more communication and distance learning activities due to COVID-19 through the public release of exclusive digital content and curriculum previously shared with customers only. Jostens is making its exclusive content available to the public for the next 30 days, pending further COVID-19 developments impacting schools. For students and parents,... Read More
Forever Inc. launches its AutoBook product New Products News 

Forever Inc. launches its AutoBook product

Forever Inc., the Pittsburgh, Pa-based archival memory-keeping solution announced the release of its brand new print product, FOREVER  AutoBook. FOREVER AutoBook is just the newest way for clients to print their memories at FOREVER.com. With FOREVER AutoBook, clients click a button and have their online albums turned into photo books. Users can also individually select a series of photos from... Read More
Gartner: 81% of CFOs intend to exceed contractual obligations during COVID-19 outbreak News 

Gartner: 81% of CFOs intend to exceed contractual obligations during COVID-19 outbreak

A Gartner, Inc. cohort of 200 CFOs on March 17 revealed 81% intend to offer benefits to their hourly employees exceeding any contractual obligations during the coronavirus disruption. As many as one-third intend to offer full monetary compensation during the period. “Many view this as a good ethical gesture, and this is also about seeing the bigger picture and finding... Read More
Editorial: The photo/imaging industry responds to COVID-19 News Opinion 

Editorial: The photo/imaging industry responds to COVID-19

The 24-hour, non-stop coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic is inescapable. While we here at the Dead Pixels Society try to be apolitical and to focus on business-related issues and topics, it’s clear the pandemic is going to have wide-ranging effects and ramifications for the global industry. The mass cancelations and postponements of important photo and printing industry events, like photokina... Read More
Minuteman Press expands conversion program News 

Minuteman Press expands conversion program

Minuteman Press International is expanding its conversion program that helps independent printers sell their printing business and secure an exit strategy. Over the past 36 months, Minuteman Press has assisted over 150 independent print center owners sell their business. Minuteman Press International claims it has the unique ability to sell independent print shops to a wider pool of qualified buyers. The... Read More
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