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Macphun Renaming Itself Skylum as its Photo Apps Land on Windows

Macphun has just announced that it's changing its name to Skylum. The company, which became well-known for its popular photo editing apps for Mac, is expanding to Windows and needed a new name as a result. Company CEO Alex Tsepko announced the rebranding in a post on the official blog.

Dear Canon, What Happened To Your Innovation?

Dear Canon,

You and I have had a very, very long friendship that has lasted many years and many, many generations of cameras. Ever since my first camera purchase, you have been my brand of choice. I still have my original Canon IXUS 40 and multiple generations of full frame and APS-C SLRs going back as far as the 450D, which was released in March 2008.

Ex-Bowens Employees Furious About Handling of Liquidation

The 94-year-old UK-based lighting brand Bowens surprised the photo world last month when it abruptly closed shop and went into liquidation, citing the rise of cheap Chinese brands and fierce competition. The death of a beloved photo brand is (sadly) not too unusual, but former Bowens employees in both the UK and in China say they're furious about how they've been treated during this process.

Nikon’s Year: Digging Into the Latest Financial Results in 2017

Here's the crazy corner Nikon is in: they can claim a modest 7% increase in operating income for the fiscal year that they just finished, but had far lower net sales and, with restructuring costs, had a significant loss. Nikon predicts that they'll recover to profitability next fiscal year, but with lower sales.

What Does Nikon Excel At?

With Photokina coming up later this month, we’ll soon have a good chance to see whether Nikon is playing to their competencies or incompetencies with their next round of announcements. Every company has some core competencies that can’t be denied. What are Nikon’s?

Eye-Fi Relents, Won’t Brick Older Wi-Fi Memory Cards After All

Eye-Fi, the Mountain View, California-based company that helped pioneer Wi-Fi memory cards, announced back in June that its older cards would be rendered largely useless after September 2016. Now, after the outcry of many angry customers, the company is now changing course: the cards will be stayin' alive.

GoPro to Trim Lineup to Just 3 Cameras As Business Continues to Nosedive

GoPro just announced the financial results of its latest quarter, and things aren't looking very good for the flagging camera company. Investors were already bracing for the worst after GoPro slashed 7% of its workforce in January and announced a huge drop in camera sales.

Quarterly revenue has dropped ~31% from a year ago to $436.6 million, and the company lost $34.4 million in the quarter, GoPro says. In response, GoPro says it will be cutting down its camera lineup to offer just 3 main models starting in April 2016.

Flickr To Be Scaled Back As Yahoo Trims 1,700 Jobs

Yahoo announced yesterday that it will be cutting 15% of its workforce, or about 1,700 jobs, in an effort to bring the flagging Internet company back into profitability. The company will also be trimming and shutting down weak and non-essential businesses to focus on core products.

Unfortunately for photographers, Flickr will reportedly be one of the businesses that will see some cutbacks in the very near future.