September 29, 2012 |
The slow decline of Eastman Kodak Co. continues, with the bankrupt company saying it will phase out sales of consumer inkjet printers and cut 200 more jobs than previously expected. The Rochester, N.Y., company has already nixed its digital camera business. Last month, it said it would sell the businesses responsible for scanners, film, souvenir photos and more, noting Friday that there has been "significant interest among potential buyers. " Its Kodak Gallery photo-sharing site was sold to Shutterfly, only to be shut down.
September 10, 2012 |
Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co., the onetime blue chip wunderkind, will shed an additional 1,000 jobs by the end of the year as it ditches chunks of its business. Already this year, the Rochester, N.Y., company has cut 2,700 positions. The newest swipe of the axe will help Kodak save $330 million, it said Monday. “Kodak is becoming a more focused and competitively scaled company,” said Chief Executive Antonio M. Perez in a statement. “We recognize that we must significantly and expeditiously reduce our current cost structure, which is designed for a much larger, more diversified set of businesses.” Last month, the company said it is selling its personalized imaging and document imaging businesses , which include “traditional photographic paper and still camera film products” as well as 105,000 photo-printing kiosks, souvenir event photos and the document-scanning branch.
August 24, 2012 |
Eastman Kodak - once one of the world's best-known brands, now bankrupt and struggling to compete - is putting its film divisions up for sale. Remember those little rolls in the yellow canisters? Those photo machines at Six Flags laden with evidence of your roller coaster-induced screams? Kodak doesn't want them anymore . The Rochester, N.Y.-based company is offering its personalized imaging and document imaging businesses, which include “traditional photographic paper and still camera film products” as well as 105,000 photo-printing kiosks and the document-scanning branch.
July 30, 2012 |
Long before Instagram and Twitpics, there were Kodak Coloramas -- 60-foot wide, 18-foot high transparencies that greeted visitors and commuters at Grand Central Station in New York City from 1950 to 1990. Deemed the largest pictures of their day, the images were clever Kodak ads that emphasized an idealized post-war American life, one that required a camera to capture family photos, leisure time and vacation travel. Now, they're back -- and in the same venue. Thirty-six photographs from the original collection are being shown at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex at Grand Central through Nov. 1. The photos are smaller than the originals, but large enough to convey the visual impact the enormous images would have had. (See a sampling in this photo gallery .)
July 28, 2012 |
On the best days, here's how Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol interact. They high-five each other. They rub each other's heads. They express appreciation for their complementary styles. On the worst days, here's how Bryant and Gasol interact. Bryant questions Gasol's aggressiveness. Gasol laments Bryant's high-volume shooting coming at the expense of crisp ball movement. In their Game 5 loss to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference semifinals, they even argued. But never had the two interacted this way. Bryant and Gasol posed in a photo Friday night moments before the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics wearing their unique garb.
July 5, 2012 |
If you're one of the nearly 70 million people who subscribed to the Kodak Gallery photo-sharing site, here's some bad news: it has officially closed. But no worries. Those cherished sets of family photos you uploaded to the site are safe, and you will be able to get them — eventually. Your photos are among the 5 billion snapshots making the journey to the Shutterfly site starting this week from the Kodak site, which was permanently closed Monday. The big question is when do you get to see them again.