Posts Tagged ‘acquisition’

Apple Acquires LinX, A Camera Maker That Promises DSLR Performance in Phones

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Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera module company that is trying to revolutionize the mobile photography industry with state-of-the-art cameras that are extremely small yet powerful enough to lead “the way to DSLR performance in slim handsets.”
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LinkedIn Acquires Lynda for $1.5 Billion, Now Owns 500+ Photo Courses and 24,000+ Videos

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LinkedIn announced today that it has shelled out $1.5 billion to acquire Lynda, the popular online education site that is teeming with material for photographers. As part of the acquisition, LinkedIn is now the new owners of, among many other things, 500+ photography courses and 24,000+ photography tutorial videos.
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Grandma Sells Trove of Rare Civil War-Era Photos to the Library of Congress

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A 87-year-old grandmother in Texas has sold a rare and valuable collection of more than 500 Civil War-era photographs to the Library of Congress after building her personal collection for four decades.
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Nikon Expanding Into Medical Devices with $400M Acquisition of Retinal Imaging Firm

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Last year Nikon announced that it had set aside $1.96 billion for mergers and acquisitions into new industries in order to diversity from the camera industry that had grown the 98-year-old company to greatness.

The Japanese company is now using a portion of that cash pile on its first major expansion purchase: a £259M (~$400M) acquisition of the Scottish retinal imaging firm Optos.
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Google Acquires Odysee, A Photo Backup and Sharing App for Smartphones

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Google has acquired Odysee, an app by a small startup called Nimbuz Inc. that had been working on a smartphone software for backing up and sharing photos and videos. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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Shutterstock Acquires UK Photo Agency Rex Features for $33 Million

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Stock photography giant Shutterstock announced today that it has agreed to acquire the UK-based press photo agency Rex Features for $33 million in a mostly cash deal.
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VSCO Acquires Photo Book Startup Artifact Uprising

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VSCO may be trying to branch out from film emulation software and enter the business of photo books. The company has announced that it has acquired photo book printing startup Artifact Uprising.
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Family in Minnesota Buys Majority Stake in Polaroid for $70 Million

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Here’s some news that flew under our radar late last year: in December 2014, a family in Minnesota became the majority owner of Polaroid through a $70 million deal.
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Toronto Gallery Buys the Entire Collection of Vivian Maier Negatives Owned by Jeffrey Goldstein

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Amidst a messy legal battle over copyrights to Vivian Maier’s now famous work, a gallery in Toronto has acquired the entire collection of negatives owned by Jeffrey Goldstein.
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Snapchat Quietly Acquired a Company That Makes Stealthy Camera Glasses

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Reporters all over the world are digging for nuggets in documents that were leaked in Sony’s hacking. Here’s one of the interesting finds: back in March, Snapchat secretly purchased a company that builds stealthy camera glasses.
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