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Apps, rumors and financial news for the week of June 14 New Products People on the Move Updates 

Apps, rumors and financial news for the week of June 14

New apps and updates Sigma issues product advisory for its 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 and 70-200mm F2.8 Sports lenses, via DPReview Photo organizing device maker Monument released Monument 2.0, offering improved facial recognition, enhanced scene recognition, shared albums and more. Skylum has updated photo editing and organizing software Luminar 3 to 3.1.1 with a bevy of speed improvements and improved navigation. Capture One launches Capture One Studio Serif Software has updated Affinity... Read More
Analysis: Gauging the impact of the new Shutterfly-Snapfish merger deal Acquisitions Feature News Opinion 

Analysis: Gauging the impact of the new Shutterfly-Snapfish merger deal

The breaking news this week wasn’t that Apollo Global Management announced $2.7 billion all-cash deal to acquire Shutterfly Inc.; that had been telegraphed for some time. Shutterfly’s board had set up an exploratory committee to make this happen (although it wasn’t the first time). Nor was it the announcement the company found a new president and CEO in Ryan O’Hara,... Read More
Scodix launches multiple digital enhancement systems for Shutterfly News Press releases 

Scodix launches multiple digital enhancement systems for Shutterfly

SCODIX, ISRAEL — June 12, 2019 — Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced that Shutterfly deployedScodix systems across a number of locations in the United States prior to the critical holiday peak in 2018. Scodix systems offer a broad range of beautiful and innovative personalization options, aligning with Shutterfly’s focus... Read More
Shutterfly names Ryan O’Hara president and chief executive officer People on the Move Press releases 

Shutterfly names Ryan O’Hara president and chief executive officer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), the leading retailer and manufacturing platform dedicated to helping capture, preserve, and share life’s important moments, today announced the appointment of Ryan O’Hara as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 24, 2019. When Ryan joins the company, he will simultaneously be appointed to serve as a director on the Shutterfly Board of Directors. Ryan... Read More
Apollo Global Management to acquire Shutterfly, Snapfish News Opinion 

Apollo Global Management to acquire Shutterfly, Snapfish

Funds Managed by Affiliates of Apollo Global Management Announce the Acquisition of Shutterfly, Inc. in an All-Cash Transaction Valued at $2.7 Billion Shutterfly, Inc. stockholders to receive $51.00 per share in cash in a transaction with an enterprise value of $2.7 billion Apollo Funds separately enter into a definitive agreement with Snapfish NEW YORK, June 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —... Read More
Rumor: Buyout firm Apollo Global in the lead to acquire Shutterfly News Opinion 

Rumor: Buyout firm Apollo Global in the lead to acquire Shutterfly

According to Reuters, private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is in the lead to acquire Shutterfly Inc after making the highest offer, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. According to the article: “Apollo’s exact offer could not be learned, but the deal would value Shutterfly at close to $2 billion, excluding its debt pile of more than $900... Read More
New Robinson Report covers global photo printing trends Market research News Opinion 

New Robinson Report covers global photo printing trends

With support from the imaging industry, industry researcher Doug Robinson has produced a new global photo printing report, the 2018 Total Photo Printing Report, covering silver-halide color paper and the contributions from inkjet dry labs, dye-sub, and digital (electrophotographic) presses (EP). The work totals more than 140 pages and 29 tables and is the result of numerous interviews with knowledgeable... Read More
Analysis: It’s probably a good time to take Shutterfly private News Opinion 

Analysis: It’s probably a good time to take Shutterfly private

Editor’s Note: The following article is analysis and is not based on inside knowledge of Shutterfly, Lifetouch or any other parties mentioned. The specter of going photo personalization pioneer Shutterfly going private has lurked for the past five years or more, so the news the company board is again revisiting the issue isn’t a surprise. In 2014, Silver Lake Partners... Read More
Industry Notes News Updates 

Industry Notes

Notable apps and updates Fujifilm announces firmware updates for “FUJIFILM X-T30” Zoner announces spring update Zoner Photo Studio X mixi releases a monthly subscription service for the photo and video sharing app FamilyAlbum Next evolution of Accent AI filter introduced in Luminar 3.1.0 Rumours and reports Here are some interesting items from around the internet: Shutterfly shares spike on rumors Apollo and Cerberus... Read More
Shutterfly announces first quarter 2019 financial results Earnings reports News Opinion 

Shutterfly announces first quarter 2019 financial results

Shutterfly announced first-quarter 2019 financial results, coinciding with rumours from reputables sites like Bloomberg that the leading online photo personalization service has drawn acquisition interest from Apollo Global Management LLC and Cerberus Capital Management. As noted below, the company’s board is not officially commenting. Overall, the company’s results were in line with expectations, management said. Shutterfly’s struggling Consumer segment saw a 2%... Read More
Shoebox photo storage website is shutting down News Opinion 

Shoebox photo storage website is shutting down

Shoebox, a free photo storage service in operation in 2012, told users yesterday it will shut down effective May 22nd. No reason was given for the secession of service, but given the rise in free storage services from Google Photos, Shutterfly, Amazon Photos and others, it’s possible those players were just too big to overcome. Shoebox was one of the... Read More
Glossy Finish launches GF Crew to provide profitable sports photo business model Feature News Opinion 

Glossy Finish launches GF Crew to provide profitable sports photo business model

The minds behind Glossy Finish are ready to share the secrets to their success. The Florida-based company, long considered one of the leaders in how to run a profitable sports photo business, has launched GFcrew, a community built around the sharing of the Glossy Finish business process. The Dead Pixels Society talked with Haim Ariav, CEO and founder, and Matt... 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
MailPix sees dramatic 2018 sales growth News 

MailPix sees dramatic 2018 sales growth

Mobile sales and acquisitions drive double-digit profit and sales Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced 2018 sales revenue were up 38 percent and profits up 53 percent, compared to the prior year. The privately-held company attributed the revenue and margin growth to the recent acquisitions of Photobucket’s PrintShopLab.com and RitzPix.com and to the continued... Read More
Opinion: Shutterfly shakeup in wake of soft sales Earnings reports News Opinion 

Opinion: Shutterfly shakeup in wake of soft sales

Shutterfly Inc.‘s announcement of its fourth-quarter earnings shook up more than its investors, who dropped the company’s stock 13 percent by this morning. The board also announced the upcoming departure of CEO Christopher North, who shepherded the company for three years and orchestrated the purchase of Lifetouch Inc., and the formation of an exploratory committee to explore options for the company,... Read More
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