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Lenses meta-killed the professional Kodak DSLRs according to interview, January 25, 2013
An interview with Kodak general manager Dennis Olbrich at Amateur Photographer UK reveals that the lack of lens manufacturing capabilities was the key decision point that led to the shutdown zero of the Kodak professional DSLR business in the middle... Continue

Kodak gets a step closer to exiting Planet Bankruptcy orbit, January 23, 2013
We have some good news for Kodak today! A bankruptcy judge has given the green light for a $800+ million dollar financing deal that will take Kodak a step closer to exiting bankruptcy proceedings! Most of that money will go... Continue

Photo Counter discovers: JK Imaging and General Imaging have the exact same address, January 22, 2013
Photo Counter Australia continues their interesting research into the mysterious company that purchased the license to sell Kodak branded digital cameras. This time their research finds an interesting link between JK Imaging and General Imaging, the company that is handling... Continue

Bidding for more Kodak body parts begins soon, January 21, 2013
More Kodak body parts will be up for sale starting in late January 2013, including the film and paper divisions and manufacturing facilities according to a new update at Amateur Photographer UK. The article includes quotes from Kodak, which sound... Continue

JK Imaging shows Kodak branded M43rs cameras in China, January 21, 2013
JK Imaging is showing Kodak branded Micro Four Thirds digital cameras in China! Just like the Polaroid announcement, the situation is hazy at the moment. The current situation is summarized at dpreview and discussed by photographers in the dpreview comments.... Continue

Who is JK Imaging that is licensing the Kodak digital cameras brand?, January 16, 2013
One of the announcements at CES and PMA 2013 was that Kodak was licensing its name for digital cameras to JK Imaging. But who is JK Imaging? Photo Counter Australia researched and found some interesting details about the company, and... Continue

Bankruptcy Judge okays sale of Kodak patents to Apple & Google Frenemies, January 11, 2013
The bankruptcy judge overseeing the case has now approved the sale of Kodak's imaging patent to the frenemy duo of Apple and Google for about half a billion dollars. Details via Bloomberg News and and Engadget et al. Continue

Coming up: Kodak-branded interchangeable lens camera (and 52x superzoom), January 10, 2013
A few days ago, Kodak signed a licensing agreement with Southern California based (and probably Chinese manufacturing) JK Imaging. With this agreement, JK Imaging will market digital cameras under the Kodak brand. Fast forward to now, and Amateur Photographer UK... Continue

Kodak branded cameras coming from JK Imaging (licensing deal), January 7, 2013
It was bound to happen and now it happened! Kodak has licensed the Kodak brand name to JK Imaging for the purpose of releasing digital cameras, camcorders and projectors under the Kodak brand name. The first products will be revealed... Continue

Frenemies Google and Apple jointly bid for Kodak's patents, December 8, 2012
Kodak's ponderous tome of digital imaging and other related patents has received a bid of over half a billion US dollars by two frenemies: Google and Apple. This decidedly frenemy jointed bidding favors both companies and may perhaps be a... Continue

Bryce Bayer, father of the Bayer color filter, is no longer with us, November 21, 2012
The father of the Bayer color filter array, former Kodak scientist, Bryce Bayer, is no longer with us. He passed away at the age of 83. Coverage at Imaging Resource and Peta Pixel and dpreview and Image Sensors World and... Continue

Newsbytes: 12mp TrueSense 4/3-inch CMOS sensor, Transcend Wifi cards, Adobe LR4.3 RC, etc, November 11, 2012
With the Elections and Hurricane Sandy there wasn't enough material to trigger a new edition of the Opinion Soup this weekend (but you can always check the Archives for previous episodes)... However, our Newsy buffers have been overfilled with newsbytes... Continue

As the Kodak bankruptcy world turns: Consumer Printing on Exit Orbit, September 28, 2012
The perhaps desperate attempt to save the salvageable parts of Kodak continues with the company shedding and pruning left and right. Today Kodak has announced their plans to wind down and then exit the consumer printing business. Existing products will... Continue

Kodak selling its imaging, film and print business [updated], August 23, 2012
As the entity-formerly-known-as-Kodak continues to try to survive financially, new information now suggests that the company is looking to sell their imaging, film, and print business! Details at Bloomberg and Reuters and WSJ Dealbook and WSJ (subscribers) and Imaging Resource... Continue

Kodak Patents bidding war: Apple + Microsoft vs Google + Samsung (and more), July 27, 2012
We now go from one troubled Helen of Troy to another, the Helen of Rochester. After a lot of kerfuffles, it looks like the Kodak patent auction will actually happen, and now, according to The.Wall.Street.Journal, two mega-groups are competing for... Continue


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