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Coronavirus claims two trade show victims: MWC and CP+ News 

Coronavirus claims two trade show victims: MWC and CP+

Two of the largest first-quarter tech shows of the year – Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona and CP+ – have canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. As early as Monday, MWC organizer GSM was still planning to hold the event Feb 24 – 27, 2020, despite high-profile departures from Sony, Amazon, and others, according to Billboard. By Wednesday,... Read More
Sri Lanka’s Jam Photo adds Taopix online News 

Sri Lanka’s Jam Photo adds Taopix online

Taopix announced that customer Jam Photo in Sri Lanka has expanded with the addition of Taopix online. Jam Photo aims to launch their online editor in early 2020 and will sell the same wide range of photo-gifts that is currently available in their desktop version including personalized clocks, tiles, glass photos, and photobooks. “Our company was founded in 2013, and... Read More
MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos New Products News 

MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos

Family history site MyHeritage released MyHeritage In Color, a feature that automatically colorizes black-and-white photos. Photos are colorized using sophisticated deep learning technology that is currently exclusive to MyHeritage, the company says. MyHeritage In Color is a freemium feature on MyHeritage, where several photos may be colorized for free, after which continued use of this feature requires a subscription. Colorization... Read More
Shutterfly lawyers ask judge to set aside investor lawsuit News 

Shutterfly lawyers ask judge to set aside investor lawsuit

In the case of Bill Spurlock v. Shutterfly, Inc. et al – a class-action suit filed in July, 2019, alleging Shutterfly Inc. executives withheld information regarding the then-proposed $2.7 billion acquisition deal with Apollo Global Management – Shutterfly lawyers yesterday asked Delaware federal court judge Leonard P. Stark to dismiss the suit. Read More
Sony announces SDK for Sony α7R IV and α9 II cameras News Updates 

Sony announces SDK for Sony α7R IV and α9 II cameras

Sony Electronics released a new software development kit (SDK) enabling third-party developers and integrators to access control of Sony cameras. Sony says it is releasing the SDK based on extensive interest in their camera lineup from commercial customers. “The customer’s voice is absolutely critical to all aspects of our business,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy President of Sony Imaging Products and... Read More
Allegra Marketing Print Mail announces key franchise initiatives for 2020 News 

Allegra Marketing Print Mail announces key franchise initiatives for 2020

Allegra Marketing Print Mail announced 2020 growth plans include target markets with room for multiple new Allegra franchise members including Seattle, Boston, New York City and Sacramento, with more than 30 new centers targeted for signed deals across 17 priority markets. “The results of this past year showed much promise for the sustained growth of the brand in 2020,” says Kevin... Read More
Google Photos adding subscription photo prints News 

Google Photos adding subscription photo prints

According to published reports, Google Photos is testing a subscription photo printing service, where Google will send the user 10 prints “automatically selected from your last 30 days of photos,” according to 9to5Google. This $7.99 monthly subscription features 4×6 pictures printed on matte, white cardstock that features a 1/8-inch border. The user can choose one of three themes for their... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Feb. 8 Earnings reports Events News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Feb. 8

Rumors and interesting items from around the internet Fujifilm pulls X100V promo video after backlash over photog’s shooting style, via PetaPixel Google admits it sent private videos in Google Photos to strangers, via The Verge Why Camera Manufacturers Are No Longer Relevant, via Fstoppers DCW is the new online home for Australian Camera and ProPhoto magazines Apps and updates The... Read More
Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant News 

Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant

Lifetouch National School Studios is closing its Chesapeake, Va., production facility by Aug. 31, according to numerous media reports. There are 130 full-time employees and 38 seasonal at the Chesapeake location, according to WAVY.com. The Chesapeake plant’s production will be shifted to parent company Shutterfly‘s soon-to-be-opened Plano, Texas, production facility, as well as three other existing manufacturing facilities in Arizona,... Read More
Best Buy board to support CEO Corie Barry after allegations News 

Best Buy board to support CEO Corie Barry after allegations

Best Buy Co., Inc. announced after an independent review of misconduct allegations against CEO Corie Barry, that no action would be taken: The Board takes allegations of misconduct seriously regardless of who is the subject. When the Board received an anonymous letter regarding Corie Barry, the Audit Committee immediately retained outside legal counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, to conduct an independent... Read More
Getty Images, Meredith Corp. announce the addition of 75,000 images from The LIFE Picture Collection News 

Getty Images, Meredith Corp. announce the addition of 75,000 images from The LIFE Picture Collection

Getty Images has added 75,000 archival images from Meredith Corporation‘s LIFE Picture Collection, an iconic visual chronicle of the 20th Century, to its digital offerings as part of a renewed partnership. This initial wave of rarely seen imagery is part of a broader commitment on the part of Meredith and Getty Images to add at least 75,000 images annually to the collection for the... Read More
W. Eugene Smith Fund announces 2020 Call for Entries Events News 

W. Eugene Smith Fund announces 2020 Call for Entries

The W. Eugene Smith Fund is now accepting applications for its 41st annual Grant in Humanistic Photography. Since the Fund’s inception in 1979, it has awarded more than $1 million dollars to photographers whose past work and proposed projects follow the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s career as a photographic essayist. The Smith Fund will present more than $65,000 in... Read More
After purchase by GameFace, MarathonFoto announces Bruce Franke returns Acquisitions News 

After purchase by GameFace, MarathonFoto announces Bruce Franke returns

MarathonFoto, the world’s largest publisher of amateur endurance sports photos, announced Bruce Franke has rejoined the company as a Senior Advisor. Franke has spent more than 30 years in the event photography industry with MarathonFoto and its predecessor companies; he formerly served as the president of MarathonFoto before departing two years ago to pursue other initiatives in the endurance industry,... Read More
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