Archive for January 2012

31 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




THE FALLOUT -- Peter Fedynsky: “The recent bankruptcy of Kodak - America’s largest photographic film company - is expected to affect employees and photographers alike, especially those who rely on the film, paper and chemicals Kodak has produced since the 19th century.
http://www.voanews.com/

TAKEAWAY: Yes, nostalgia sometimes gets mixed up with reality. Like, my Dad used to say, "I sure miss smoking Chesterfields." I sure miss the darkroom, but thank heavens I escaped from those CHEMICALS. No nostalgia there for me anymore! -RE

24 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



HOW KODAK FAILED -- Chunka Mui: “Kodak’s missed opportunities in digital photography, a technology that it invented. This strategic failure was the direct cause of Kodak’s decades-long decline as digital photography destroyed its film-based business model.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2012/01/18/how-kodak-failed/


LESSONS LEARNED. -- Peter Pachal: “How Kodak Squandered Every Single Digital Opportunity It Had. The most immediate takeaway from the fall of Kodak is clear: Don’t be afraid to cannibalize your own business in the name of progress. This is seen time and again in the digital revolution: Sony’s reluctance to develop a competent digital Walkman left an opening for the iPod. Blockbuster laughed off Netflix in the early days, then went bankrupt when it couldn’t compete with its Web-based competitor. And iPads may be eating up some Mac sales, but Apple’s bottom line is stronger than ever.”
http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/kodak-digital-missteps/


17 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st




Kodak fades out of the photography picture
According to reports, for Kodak the picture for the future is gloomy as the company filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday January 19th 2012. While the bankruptcy could allow the company to restructure many think that it will be the end of the iconic firm.
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11247250-kodak-fades-out-of-the-photography-picture



LAST WORD? -- Kodak Sues Apple and HTC for Infringing Digital Imaging Patents. Joseph Parish: “Eastman Kodak may be going bankrupt, but it's making a last-ditch effort to raise revenue before facing its creditors; the company announced today that it's suing both Apple and HTC for infringing patents related to capturing and transmitting digital images. http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2697811/kodak-sues-apple-htc-digital-imaging-patents


10 Jan, 2012 | Posted by: st



THE HARDER THEY FALL The giant is on his knees, people familiar with the matter said. Mike Spector & Dana Mattioli: “Kodak Teeters on the Brink The company is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would cap a stunning comedown for a company that once ranked among America's corporate titans”, people familiar with the matter said.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203471004577140841495542810.html