PRINTING United cancels in-person event Events 

PRINTING United cancels in-person event

Citing continued COVID-19 concerns, the PRINTING United board of directors has canceled the in-person expo scheduled for Oct. 6-8, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. According to a press release, the board of directors “felt the ability to deliver a successful tradeshow event for all involved became significantly hampered recently with the growing uncertainty and spike... Read More
Polaroid introduces creative instant camera: Polaroid Now+ New Products 

Polaroid introduces creative instant camera: Polaroid Now+

Polaroid announced the Polaroid Now+ analog instant camera that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Connecting to the Polaroid app to unlocks new creative tools like portrait mode, self-timer, aperture priority, light painting, manual mode, and more plus the $149.99 camera comes with five experimental lens filters. This is the second new Polaroid camera this year, following April’s launch of... Read More
GoPro adds unlimited cloud storage to GoPro Quik app subscribers Updates 

GoPro adds unlimited cloud storage to GoPro Quik app subscribers

GoPro is adding unlimited cloud storage at no extra costs to the subscribers to the GoPro Quik app. The $9.99 a year service automatic video creation, premium themes, GoPro Original music, exclusive filters, and premium editing tools. Quik’s mural feature keeps favorite memories at the forefront and clears shots from a cluttered camera roll, whether the footage was captured on a... Read More
IDC: Global smartphone shipments continue to grow Market research News 

IDC: Global smartphone shipments continue to grow

While the supply chain situation hasn’t drastically improved, the smartphone market has shown positive results in recent quarters. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, shipments of smartphones are expected to grow 7.4% in 2021, reaching 1.37 billion units, followed by 3.4% growth in 2022 and 2023, respectively. The 7.4% growth can be attributed to a... Read More
Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021 announces nominees News 

Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2021 announces nominees

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award juries, on Aug. 26, chose finalists in the “Best Work by an Emerging Photographer” and “German Peace Prize for Photography”, categories. The winners of both categories will be announced during the official award ceremony on Oct. 2. 2021, in Osnabrück, Germany. The jury for the ‘Best Emerging Photographer’ category consisted of portrait photographer Michael Dannenmann... Read More
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
Urbanimmersive reports lower third-quarter revenues Earnings reports 

Urbanimmersive reports lower third-quarter revenues

Real-estate photography technology company Urbanimmersive Inc. announced select financial results and presents business highlights for its third quarter ended June 30, 2021. The company reported revenues of $1.102 million for Q3-21 compared to $1.661 million for Q3-20, a year-over-year decrease of $559,000, or 33.7%. This decrease of $559k is explained by the decrease in non-recurring 3D photography equipment sales (-$565,000)... Read More
Australian photo lab launches Kickstarter for film processor Crowdfunding New Products 

Australian photo lab launches Kickstarter for film processor

Australian photo lab Film Never Die has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an automated rotary film processor, the Compact Processor 800. The processor will have a capacity of 8x 135 or 4x 120 rolls at a time, using black-and-white, C-41, E-6, and ECN-2 motion-picture processes. The processor is compatible with Paterson, AP and Jobo 1500 reels. As of today, the... 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