This week's news includes some camera announcements, new digital imaging technology, and even more on the future of photography.Casio's new EX-Z9 camera offers lots of color, little cost Flickr puts hold on PhotoShelter tool Manfrotto's new CX-series tripods Olympus revs its entry-level dSLR Micron carves out image-sensor division Photo industry braces for another revolution Print and store photos with 4GB HP portable printer, $45.99 Kodak and Wal-Mart join forces to recycle Kingston plays 20 questions with Gerd Ludwig Start-up lets you fix focus after snapping the shutter CompactFlash revamp aimed at cameras Sony's new Cyber-shot W300 takes whopping 13.6-megapixel pictures. … Read more
Today's BusinessWeek Technology home page has six (6) pieces (!) on Widgets and why they may or may not matter. After reading the articles and avoiding the podcast and videos I came away with one thing: video games still rule.
All of the successful widgets and widget makers profiled in BW get adoption and traffic because they are essentially very small video games. And people love video games. I myself wasted 20 minutes playing BurgerTime over on the Widgetbox website.
Case in point, this guy at Berkeley is the king of Facebook quizzes.Between July and September, Nagpal created four … Read more
This week includes Ricoh's continuing return, new professional Panasonic camcorders, and insights on 3D cameras.Apple upgrades Aperture ambitions to 2.0 Google gives respite from a raw camera deal Help! How should I store photos while traveling? Leica removes leader of camera business Mitch Kapor: 3D cameras will make virtual worlds easier to use New Panasonic pro AVCHD camcorders New Ricoh camera continues company's slow re-entry into US Panasonic offers big and fast SD card--for $700 PhotoShelter nabs exec from Getty Images Poll: Which is better, Aperture or Lightroom? Snap and print photos with $129.99 camera/printer bundle … Read more
BusinessWeek apparently doesn't need anyone to help it boost its Web traffic.
Gawker points to the example of SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who writes in his blog that after being interviewed for a feature story in BusinessWeek, he was expressly told not to link to the story. "Yes, that's right, an ad-driven publication doesn't want us to drive traffic to them,&… Read more
This week's news includes a CES wrap-up, some unique photography tech, and new gear for geotagging your pictures.AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak Digital imaging CES 2008 wrap-up Eye-Fi joins with Lexar for licensed Wi-Fi memory cards GPS gadget aims to ease geotagging On Adobe's Lightroom radar: Panoramas, HDR Poll: What's the best bang for my photo PC buck? Shortwave infrared: Next-gen night vision Smile, you're on millimeter wave camera What's the best Web site for geotagged photos?
Apparently, Apple is willing to make concessions to the film industry to bolster iTunes' lackluster movie offerings.
BusinessWeek is reporting that Apple is close to signing distribution deals with most of the top movie studios that would give Apple access to newly released films.
The Financial Times reported last month that Apple has already signed an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox. BusinessWeek now says the company is nearing deals with Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Lionsgate. The magazine suggested that some of the deals may be announced at the Macworld conference, which starts January 14.
While Apple has dominated music, … Read more
This week includes Flickr and Canon updates, seven strange cameras from across the pond, new SLR lenses, and more.Canon's portable DVD recorder Canon updates 1D Mark III firmware Canon updates EOS 40D firmware Coming in 2008: GPS-enabled cameras? Flickr: 10 things we love and hate Flickr launches Places, extended social networking next? Flickr's Uploadr 3.0 beta offers more control Good vibes for Nikon's 18-55mm lens Latest Nikon, Canon cameras get Vista support Lightroom SDK: Better ties with microstocks? Mini-cam concept is a spy's delight Net that fish in a flash A new hint at a Canon 5D sequel … Read more
Google to enter clean-energy business. It's a search engine, it's a $700 stock, it's a clean energy investor. Google surprised many this week with plans to get into the renewable energy business. Skeptics and fans await results. Roundup.
Can baking soda curb global warming? A start-up in Texas says it can turn the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants into baking soda. CNET News.com.
Ethanol Craze Cools As Doubts Multiply. Corn-based ethanol is considered renewable energy but it continues to draw fire from environmentalists, locations that host refineries, and, increasingly, investors. The Wall Street Journal.
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This week includes interesting news about Flickr and YouTube, information about several new digital imaging applications, and a big picture of a seal pup.A treat, fix, and update for Adobe Lightroom users AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak Create vector images in a snap with Vector Magic DigitalGlobe's new satellite view is twice as sharp Hands-on with the Toshiba Camileo camcorder High-quality YouTube videos coming soon Jessops offers lighting studio in a bag Miro leaves beta, stability issues behind MIT wins award for its open-source Flickr application Photoshop Elements could be more basic … Read more
This week includes a ton of firmware updates from Casio, info on Adobe's Photoshop advancements, and some big news from HP on its camera line.Adobe: Online Photoshop coming this year Another pen, another camera AVCHD video: The hardware is willing, but the software is weak Brace yourself for Adobe's Photoshop overhaul Firmware Ahoy: Casio unleashes a deluge of Exilim camera updates Flickr centralizes printing abilities Hands-on with the Eye-Fi card How to stick your camera to a tree HP to stop designing own cameras Kodak enters the fashion fray Lexar's UDMA CF/SD reader ShoZu: Subscribe to friends' Flickr photos on your phone