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As Shutterstock nears public offering, the microstock site redefines image search

Kodak motions to auction 1,100 digital camera patents

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Kodak has filed a motion to sell two of its patent portfolios relating to digital imaging, as part of ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. The Kodak Imaging Systems and Services (KISS) and the Digital Capture patent portfolios contain a combined 1,100 patents for the capture, manipulation and sharing of digital images.......
Kodak motions to auction 1,100 digital camera patents

Introducing iTravel: Apple plans NFC-based airline ticketing, check-in and more...

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Apple's taking over. That’s clear. Now it seems the company has a notion to get involved in travel ticketing, boarding passes and check-in tech with a new app for that, called ‘iTravel’.Look to Patently Apple, who’ve unearthed the patent which is evidently being developed with the airlines in order...
Introducing iTravel: Apple plans NFC-based airline ticketing, check-in and more...

Idiotic filing of the day: Microsoft wants to patent taking a picture with your voice

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It’s Monday, which means you need fresh steam under your kettle. I have just the ticket. Today in ridiculous patenting, Microsoft wants to receive protection on the idea of taking a picture using your voice as the catalyst. Or, put more simply, it wants to patent saying “Take photo!” to...
Idiotic filing of the day: Microsoft wants to patent taking a picture with your voice
Child Porn Is A Much Bigger Problem Than You Realize

Mobile phone photography can fire your imagination | Guardian photography guide

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Turn dull smartphone photos into vibrant works of art with apps that give you unprecedented levels of creativity and controlOne of the first apps to see the potential for mobile photography was Hipstamatic. By replicating the effects of old-fashioned lenses and films, it allows users to take digital photos with analogue looks....
Mobile phone photography can fire your imagination | Guardian photography guide

Getty Images Auction Draws Initial Bids of Around $4 Billion

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The auction for a potential sale of Getty Images Inc. has progressed to the second round, with several private-equity firms putting in initial bids of around $4 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Buyout firms KKR & Co. and TPG are among at least five bidders that remain interested...
Getty Images Auction Draws Initial Bids of Around $4 Billion

Fotolia scores $300m in equity, debt financing from PE firm KKR in exchange for 50% stake

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First stock imagery site Shutterstock files for a $115 million IPO, and now rival Fotolia is selling 50 percent of the company to private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR). KKR, which has over $62 billion in assets under management, is pumping $150 million in growth equity investment...
Fotolia scores $300m in equity, debt financing from PE firm KKR in exchange for 50% stake

Bill Gates-owned Corbis unveils music licensing service GreenLight Music

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Corbis may be best known for licensing digital images. But the Seattle company, started by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 1989, is expanding its footprint in the digital music arena today with the launch of GreenLight Music. Some heavyweights from the industry have already lined up behind the effort, namely...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis unveils music licensing service GreenLight Music

Brands are learning to “Say Cheese”

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The meteoric rise of Pinterest, Tumbler and Instagram has changed the way marketers from Whole Foods to American Airlines think about and use images to sell their products. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Anthonia Akitunde, contributor"] FORTUNE — Photos are having a moment. Companies such as Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, the big three...
Brands are learning to “Say Cheese”
New Google Glass Patent Is The Most Comprehensive Yet For Google's Face-Based Wearable Computer
Google drops price of entire Nik photography plugin collection to $149
Is Facebook killing HP’s printer business?

The Samsung-Apple patent showdown isn’t over yet

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Despite just having agreed to send their CEOs and chief lawyers for an in-person sit-down to talk possible settlement options in their long-running, multi-country mobile patent dispute, Samsung and Apple aren’t quite done flinging patent-related accusations at each other. Late Wednesday, Samsung filed court documents in California, claiming Apple is...
The Samsung-Apple patent showdown isn’t over yet

Wise.io wants to make machine learning available to all

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As companies collect more data from sensors and other sources, it would be nice to be able to analyze it all in real time and take action immediately. Business analysts can analyze, but their discoveries might not happen instantly. This sort of thing is being automated with machine learning, and...
Wise.io wants to make machine learning available to all

Mosaic launches, Action Movie FX, Kroger Co, Modern Combat 3, and price drops

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A few apps updated, went on sale, or made announcements recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our regular round up below. Today’s selection includes a new app by Mosaic and Yobongo, updates to popular action-packed games, and a couple huge price drops. Per usual, we will...
Mosaic launches, Action Movie FX, Kroger Co, Modern Combat 3, and price drops

Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use?

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I’ve been a Mac guy for almost my entire adult life. I wrote my first college papers on a typewriter, but by the end of my freshman year – almost 20 years ago – I was on an IBM PC. Then, in 1984, I found the Mac, and I never...
Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use?

Apple Patent May be Hinting of an iPhoto Upgrade for iDevices

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On May 2, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that may be revealing an update to iPhoto for iDevices. Apple states that their invention relates to performing on-screen image adjustments, for example, to adjust colors of photos by using color control tools overlaid...
Apple Patent May be Hinting of an iPhoto Upgrade for iDevices

A New Home For Computer Screens: The Face

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The rise of Internet-connected smartphones and advances in display-projection technology are accelerating the development of devices that overlay digital images atop a person's view of the physical world....
A New Home For Computer Screens: The Face
Yahoo partners with Getty Images, enhances image and video search

Kodak imaging patent ownership transfers to Apple as part of sale

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A number of patents owned by Kodak have been transferred into Apple's name, according to recent filings at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patents form part of Apple's haul from the photography firm, and covers a number of different camera-related actions, including the display and sharing of digital...
Kodak imaging patent ownership transfers to Apple as part of sale
Verifeyed uses a camera’s ‘mathematical fingerprint’ to find manipuated images

The Carlyle Group gobbles up Getty Images for a cool $3.3B

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A sample of images from Getty Images. Getty Images, the Seattle distributor of digital images and video, is transitioning from one private equity firm to another. The Carlyle Group announced today that it is paying $3.3 billion to buy Getty Images from Hellman & Friedman, the private equity firm that...
The Carlyle Group gobbles up Getty Images for a cool $3.3B

Still waiting for my HTTP-scanner

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Many years ago I wrote about an idea for simplifying hardware devices that scan stuff producing digital images. They shouldn't require any drivers and they should work effortlessly. But the architecture they use for these devices is still rooted in the 1980s, when it should have and easily could have...
Still waiting for my HTTP-scanner

5 Perspectives On The Future Of The Human Interface

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The next generation of apps will require developers to think more of the human as the user interface. It will become more about the need to know how an app works while a person stands up or with their arms in the air more so than if they’re sitting down...
5 Perspectives On The Future Of The Human Interface

It’s World Backup Day – Are you ready for a drive failure?

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In case you hadn’t heard, March 31 is World Backup Day. This year marks only the second time that this commemorative day will be celebrated, but we’re giving it our full support. After all, if we can all come together and get behind World Rubber Day (September 12) and National...
It’s World Backup Day – Are you ready for a drive failure?

Project stores 3D images of world historic sites in limestone mine

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The nonprofit organization CyArk creates 3D digital images of the world's historic sites, but stores them on disk drives dropped each week into a bank security box. As the data is expected to grow to two petabytes over the next five years, the group chose a new archival strategy that...
Project stores 3D images of world historic sites in limestone mine
Impossible Project's 'Instant Lab' prints Polaroids of your digital snapshots

Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

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Luminate, the Silicon Valley start-up aimed at making digital images interactive, said it had raised $10.7 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Nokia Growth Partners and also including existing investors. It also said it was launching an Image App Store to “provide a central location for...
Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

NYC Chefs Hate Your Food Instagrams as Much as Everyone Else

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(Photo: Instagram / Benjimanfood) Food pics have long been the poster child of photo apps like Instagram. Crammed between the selfies and the screencaps of inspirational quotes, photos of food porn have become so ubiquitous that most of us scroll right by them without a second thought. But NYC chefs–particularly...
NYC Chefs Hate Your Food Instagrams as Much as Everyone Else
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