Posts tagged: connected experience

The Positives and Negatives of Kodak’s Exit from the Capture Devices Business

Ed Lee
 Feb 10, 2012

On February 9, 2012, to the surprise of no one, Kodak announced that by the middle of the year it would close its capture devices business, which includes digital cameras, pocket camcorders, and digital photo frames. The Kodak name will likely remain in the market through the licensing of the brand name to others to put on camera, camcorders, and photo frames. The company expects to save more than $100 million annually and according to Kodak, up to 400 employees may be affected. Moving forward, Kodak will focus its consumer facing efforts on home, online, and retail photo printing.

How should the market view this news? Here are our thoughts on some of the effects of this news.

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Digital Photo Frames Lose their Luster

Ed Lee
 Jun 15, 2011

Just a few years ago, the digital photo frame was the star of the imaging industry. But the luster has worn off rather quickly. A number of factors have led to the passing of the baton. Some include: alternative methods for viewing photos becoming available, digital photo frames not making it past the gifting stage, and updating content on the frame takes work.

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