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Kodak Alaris blog post at KioskMarketplace

Kodak Alaris blog post at KioskMarketplace

From our post at KioskMarketplace.com: “Kodak Alaris, the Rochester, N.Y.- based spin-off from Eastman Kodak, today unveiled the Kodak Photo Service — a move that opens up the company’s worldwide installed base of more than 100,000 Kodak Picture Kiosks and printers to developers. The program brings to fruition the initial efforts of the Kodak Developer program,(…)

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Exclusive Kodak Alaris interview at Kiosk Marketplace

Exclusive Kodak Alaris interview at Kiosk Marketplace

From our post at KioskMarketplace.com: Earlier this month, the Eastman Kodak Co. completed the sale of its personalized imaging and document imaging businesses to the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan — a move ensuring the Kodak brand continues on with kiosks and consumer film. The new $1.3 billion company, Kodak Alaris, is staffed by experienced Kodak executives who know(…)

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Kodak is now a “memories company,” at Kioskmarketplace.com

Kodak is now a “memories company,” at Kioskmarketplace.com

Our friends at Kioskmarketplace.com published our interview with Larry Trevarthen, a top executive of the Retail Systems division of Eastman Kodak Co. In the interview, he talks about how the former undisputed leader in imaging must embrace open systems to thrive in the marketplace: “Kodak is changing from the walled garden approach; this is intentional.(…)

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Photo kiosks at CES, from Kioskmarketplace.com

Photo kiosks at CES, from Kioskmarketplace.com

Amid the 150,000 attendees wandering through 2,500 booths at the 2013 International CES, there was a little action in photo kiosks. Now that the Consumer Electronics Association has partnered with the Photo Marketing Association (PMA), there is a dedicated photography area at the LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). This is where the photo retailers(…)

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The big get bigger, or do they?

The big get bigger, or do they?

With the recent implosion of Ritz Camera and Image, the on-going struggles of Best Buy, and the highly visible bankruptcy of Eastman Kodak Co., the photo industry is witnessing a seismic shift. While not as drastic as the shift from analog to digital photography, there is certainly a lot of disruption in the photo channel(…)

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RIP Kodak kiosks. Or maybe not?

RIP Kodak kiosks. Or maybe not?

With the announcement bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co. would look for a buyer for its Personalized Imaging Group, which includes film, paper and more than 100,000 kiosks worldwide. This is a stunning development in the long slow decline of the Rochester, N.Y., pioneer. Kodak without a consumer imaging component is hard to imagine.  Kodak wasn’t just(…)

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Kodak and Apple: The Irony of Defeat

Kodak and Apple: The Irony of Defeat

As the sale of Eastman Kodak Co. digital-imaging patents wind down, it’s time to reflect back on how a legendary company is reduced to being sold for parts. In the 21st Century, it’s hard to realize the impact Kodak had on society in the twentieth. In some ways, by bringing reliable photography to consumers, George(…)

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Future of photo kiosks at KioskMarketplace

Future of photo kiosks at KioskMarketplace

Photo kiosks are still big news in the retail world. Much thanks to our friends at KioskMarketplace.com  for publishing our latest blog entry, “Predicting the future of photo kiosks.” Here’s an excerpt: “The compelling challenge of photo kiosk vendors is to build a better business case, based on total engagement, not just prints. Some vendors,(…)

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