Posts Tagged ‘partnership’

Dreamstime Selected as a Stock Photo Provider for Google Ads, Photogs Grumble

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Stock photo service Dreamstime announced today that it has been selected as a “beta provider of stock photos for Google display ads.” Through the agreement, Dreamstime contributors are initially paid roughly $2 per image for use in Google’s ad network. Some photographers aren’t too happy about the terms of the new arrangement.
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Marriott Hotels Offers Guests Complimentary GoPro Cameras to Use During Vacations

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Getting a free camera to use probably isn’t a perk you look for when booking a vacation hotel, but that’s what Marriott Hotels has begun to offer at a number of their locations. 17 of the chains hotels are now offering guests a complimentary GoPro HERO4 to use during their stay.
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Polaroid Partners with Blipfoto to Launch a Photo-a-Day Service

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Polaroid wants to be a big player in the online photo sharing game. The company has partnered with Blipfoto to rebrand the photo-a-day sharing service as Polaroid Blipfoto.
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EyeEm and Uber Team Up: Get a Free Ride, Take Photos, Win More Free Rides

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Crowd-sourced taxi service Uber and photo-sharing service EyeEm announced an interesting partnership today: EyeEm will give you $20 in Uber credits no strings attached via a promo code, but if you’re willing to document your Uber travels using the app, you can win even more credit and keep on traveling around town for free. Read more…

GoPro Teams Up with BMW, In-Car GoPro Control Coming to a Bimmer Near You

In a very strange partnership, it’s been announced that GoPro and BMW have teamed up to add the ability to control GoPro cameras right from within the dashboard of BMW vehicles. Starting in July, this partnership will allow any owners of 2012 or later BMW or Mini vehicles to take control of the WiFi-enabled action cameras without ever leaving the driver’s seat. Read more…

Blurb Announces Partnership with Amazon to Simplify Self-Publishing Photo Books

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As of Yesterday, Blurb — an online platform and service that allows you to create and publish photo books — announced that you will now be able to sell and distribute said photo books through none other than online retail giant, Amazon, regardless of how many copies are sold.

This is considerably big news, as it opens up an entirely new realm of possibilities for photographers who want to get some of their work out there in the form of printed books, but don’t have the means to desire to go through more traditional methods of ordering massive quantities and trying to get those sold. Read more…

Flickr and Getty Partnership ‘Terminated’ as Existing Content Agreement Expires

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According to an email forwarded to us by one of our readers, the Getty Images/Flickr partnership that the photo agency and Yahoo!-owned photo sharing service struck up in July of 2008 has officially been terminated. Read more…

Olympus’ 5-Axis Image Stabilization May Soon Arrive on Sony A-Mount Cameras

In light of the ever-tightening bond between camera manufacturing giants, Olympus is rumored to be working hand-in-hand with Sony to bring their 5-Axis image stabilization technology to Sony’s upcoming A-mount cameras.
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Olympus Slated to Supply Sony With Lenses in Two-Way Alliance

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Olympus is slated to begin developing and supplying Sony with lens parts and lens units in the near future as part of what has been called a “mutual parts supply”. The news comes months following a formed alliance between the two companies in September 2012.

“The imaging sensor has already started to source from Sony to Olympus. And the lens [parts] and lens units will start to source from Olympus to Sony,” said an Olympus Japan spokesperson in a recent statement. Read more…

Kodak Will Reportedly Soon Join Polaroid in the Mirrorless Camera Market

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A week ago, we reported that Kodak had entered into a multi-year agreement with American camera supplier JK Imaging for new lines of Kodak-branded digital cameras. While it’s not uncommon to see this type of deal for low-end cameras, what’s interesting is that the agreement will also result in a Kodak-branded compact system camera. Amateur Photographer writes,

In an interview with Amateur Photographer (AP) at CES on 10 January, Eastman Kodak general manager for Film Capture, Paper and Output Systems, Dennis Olbrich, was asked whether the line-up will include a compact system camera.

Olbrich, who used to work inside Kodak’s camera division, replied: ‘That’s part of the portfolio.’

Polaroid, another beleaguered photo brand, recently signed its own agreement with Sakar International for new Polaroid-branded cameras. That duo is also working on a mirrorless camera system.

Kodak-branded Compact System Camera on Way [Amateur Photographer via Photo Rumors]