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USPS reports service performance improvements News 

USPS reports service performance improvements

The U.S. Postal Service reported updated fiscal fourth-quarter service delivery performance that showed continued improvements versus the third quarter ended June 30 across all First-Class, Marketing, and Periodical mail categories. Quarter-to-date service performance data for July 1 through Aug.20 include: First-Class Mail: Delivered 88.8 percent of First-Class Mail on time against the USPS service performance standard, an improvement of 1.3 percentage... Read More
Picsart gains “unicorn” status with $130 million Series C investment News 

Picsart gains “unicorn” status with $130 million Series C investment

Fast-growing photo/imaging app/community Picsart has joined the unicorn club, with a $1.5 billion valuation based on a $130 million Series C investment led by Softbank, according to Forbes. Founder Hovhannes Avoyan told the publication the 800-person, decade-old start-up has raised a $130 million Series C led by Softbank with Sequoia, GSquared, Tribe Capital, Graph Ventures, and Siguler Guff & Co.... Read More
LiquidPixels adds object detect, edge detect to enterprise imaging suite News 

LiquidPixels adds object detect, edge detect to enterprise imaging suite

Rochester, NY-based LiquidPixels, Inc., announced the addition of LiquiFire Object Detect and LiquiFire Edge Detect features for advanced imaging, available to all users of LiquiFire OS Blaze. LiquiFire OS Object Detect and Edge Detect can be used to automatically discover, discern, and isolate objects in images. LiquiFire OS Blaze can detect facial features, full-body imagery, and other elements to auto-crop to an... Read More
Maximize SEO and marketing with Lorraine Ball Marketing News Podcasts 

Maximize SEO and marketing with Lorraine Ball

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with marketing expert Lorraine Ball. She talks about effective strategies for boosting SEO, for creating content, and how to gauge the effectiveness of marketing. Ball is the founder of Roundpeg, a digital agency in Carmel, Indiana, building smart strategies for businesses who want to use internet marketing to grow. Founder of the Digital Toolbox, an online community for business owners... Read More
Zenfolio launches ProSuite solution for pro photographers New Products News 

Zenfolio launches ProSuite solution for pro photographers

Zenfolio, the website builder and business resource for photographers, launched its new, feature-rich ProSuite plan, which the company calls “an all-in-one business solution with intelligent workflow automation for professional photographers to manage and grow their businesses.” ProSuite is the third plan to be launched on the new Zenfolio platform, which went live earlier this year. Following the launch of Portfolio and... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Aug. 20 Events News Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Aug. 20

Photobucket added as Facebook data export location Facebook users looking for a service to export their data can now choose Photobucket as a new home for their photos, joining Google Photos, Dropbox, and other services according to a Facebook blog post by Hadi Michel, Product Manager. The company’s Transfer Your Information (TYI) tool is designed to make data exports “seamless,” the company... Read More
FOREVER introduces new family research service News 

FOREVER introduces new family research service

Forever, Inc. added an important new genealogy research service to its memory-keeping suite of products and services: FOREVER Family Research. To manage FOREVER Family Research, FOREVER brought on expert researcher Keri Maurus, whose life has been “consumed by genealogy” for more than 20 years. “This company is all about memory keeping; I’m here to fill in the blanks for our... Read More
NRF says July retail sales hampered by tight supply chain Market research News 

NRF says July retail sales hampered by tight supply chain

Retail sales slowed during July as retailers continued to face supply chain disruptions and increased COVID-19 vaccinations allowed consumers to shift some spending from goods to activities like going out to dinner and traveling despite the delta variant, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). “July retail sales showed slight deceleration in spending, but nothing to derail our outlook for... Read More
Emerald Holding purchases The Wedding School education platform Events News 

Emerald Holding purchases The Wedding School education platform

Exhibition organizer Emerald Holding, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Wedding School, a member-based wedding photography education platform created by photographer and educator Susan Stripling, who remains as a consultant, and Digital Product Studio. The acquisition expands Emerald’s commitment to wedding photography, and the photography market overall, by adding online wedding photography education to its established event, education, and media... Read More
New executive conference to be held at Photopia in September Events News 

New executive conference to be held at Photopia in September

During Photopia Hamburg from Sept. 23-26, a new executive-level conference called ImagingExecutives@Photopia will be held Sept. 24 for top decision-makers in the imaging business. Tickets for the ImagingExecutives@PHOTOPIA conference, under the theme of “Vital Opportunities”, will be available online from mid-August at Euro 199 each. The same website will also provide continuous updates on the event program as well as... Read More
Smartpress partners with Canva News Partnerships 

Smartpress partners with Canva

Online printer Smartpress.com has partnered with Canva to provide thousands of print templates and content libraries directly from Smartpress’ website. Smartpress is a premium online printer for creative agencies, graphic designers, nonprofits, and marketing professionals across the United States and Canada. “We strive to provide our customers with world-class customer service and the best possible online buying experience,” said Matt Chapman,... Read More
Kodak reports second-quarter 2021 results Events News 

Kodak reports second-quarter 2021 results

Eastman Kodak Co. reported financial results for the 2021 second quarter, including consolidated revenues of $291 million and a year-over-year improvement in cash performance. The company no longer breaks out photography-related financial data. “Kodak’s strong second-quarter performance reflects the impact of changes we’ve made and our continued focus on our core competencies and our long-term plan,” said Jim Continenza, Kodak’s... Read More