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Kodak, MS to send pictures faster

Kodak and Microsoft are reportedly working on a faster way to send pictures online.

    Eastman Kodak is expected to announce next week that it is working with Microsoft on a new technology that would speed the editing and transmission of pictures by computer, according to a report in today's Wall Street Journal.

    Called Nifty, the new process will be aimed at consumers frustrated with the long delays inherent in current imaging systems.

    The new technology is a file format that allows computers to interpret image data. It will allow users to alter and transmit images via the Internet and online services. Microsoft is also expected to announce a software application to use the format, according to the report.

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