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Imaging app update roundup: iOS 14, Pixelmator and more. Updates 

Imaging app update roundup: iOS 14, Pixelmator and more.

Popular imaging applications and OSs were updated this week, just in time for the fall. Here’s a short round-up: Apple iOS 14 Apple released iOS 14, including performance improvements to the Camera and Photos apps. Camera Performance – Photos can be shot up to 90% faster,at up to 4 frames per second. Faster shooting – There’s a new “Prioritize faster... Read More
Popular photo app company VSCO terminates one-third of staff News 

Popular photo app company VSCO terminates one-third of staff

The popular photo app VSCO has terminated about one-third of its staff. VSCO co-founder Joel Flory, posting on LinkedIn, stated the company – which is valued at more than $500 million – is letting go of 45 of its 150 employees, citing the sudden changes in the business environment. While not citing COVID-19 directly, Flory’s message references the necessity to... Read More
Industry notes for the week of April 11 Marketing News People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry notes for the week of April 11

Interesting reads from around the web Lifetouch temporarily reopens Chesapeake plant Lifetouch expects to have a little more than 100 people working to continue producing its school photo products, including spring class photos shot before schools closed early, as well as student IDs and high-resolution digital images for school yearbooks, according to the Virginia Pilot. The company announced in February was shuttering the... Read More
VSCO adds three new advisors People on the Move 

VSCO adds three new advisors

Popular app maker VSCO announced the addition of three advisors from diverse backgrounds from innovative companies including Facebook, Pandora, Snap, Twitter, and more. Sriram Krishnan is a seasoned product leader and investor with deep experience building monetization businesses. He served as a key product leader at Twitter where he oversaw audience growth, home timeline, trends, search, onboarding and events among... Read More
VSCO expands its board of directors and advisors People on the Move 

VSCO expands its board of directors and advisors

Popular mobile photo/video app VSCO announced the appointment of Kwamina Crankson to VSCO’s Board of Directors after serving as an advisor to the company for a year. Kwamina brings more than 20 years of digital marketing experience and is vice president, Categories Digital Business, Nike where he created world-class experiences for Nike+ and led strategic planning across all categories for... Read More
VSCO suing PicsArt over photo filters News 

VSCO suing PicsArt over photo filters

Photo-editing app-maker VSCO  has filed a lawsuit against rival PicsArt, alleging PicsArt “reverse engineered” 19 VSCO filters and offered them as part of PicsArt’s Gold subscription package. The suit alleges 17 PicsArt employees created VSCO accounts to gain access to VSCO’s filters, then reverse-engineered them and offered them as part of the Gold subscription package. VSCO’s suit alleges PicsArt “promotes its... Read More
Snap introduces “App Stories” for third-party apps News Press releases 

Snap introduces “App Stories” for third-party apps

Launch Partners Include Tinder, Houseparty, and AdventureAide Additional Snap Kit Integrations Announced with Anchor, Anghami, Breaker, Fitbit, GoFundMe, JioSaavn, Netflix, Venmo, and VSCO SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) today announced new Snap Kit capabilities and partnerships, including App Stories, which lets Snapchatters create custom Stories for partner apps, directly from Snapchat. Additionally, the company announced new partners across the Snap Kit ecosystem.... Read More