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Reality check: taking, keeping, storing smartphone photos

Only three months to go until our fifth edition of Mobile Photo Connect, so it’s the perfect time for a reality check! Not a week goes by without some industry observer, tech writer or photo vendor uttering the phrase “more than ever before” in relation to how/when/why/where consumers take, store or share photos with their smartphones. But are smartphone photos really still as “hot” as we keep hearing? Or is this an instance of groupthink? In November 2015, we conducted our The photos at your fingertips study, which included…

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The Prints

Smartphone photographers are turning to print

Smartphone apps that print photos are doing more than delivering an increasing share of print vendors’ revenues: they’re also attracting new customers who haven’t previously engaged in printing, according to the just-published Photo Output App Market study by Suite 48 Analytics. Prime examples include: –       Over 20% of Snapfish’ mobile app customers are new to Snapfish –       Over 50% of major European photo product vendor CeWe’s first-time mobile purchasers are new customers This new trend upends the conventional wisdom that smartphone photographers are only interested in sharing digital photos through social network or messaging…

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Poloaroid for Sale

A shoppable Snapchat ?

Having a widely successful photo sharing platform is only the beginning. The next step, the hardest one, is monetizing it. Snapchat might be the first one on the path of a successful implementation, even if it is still far away. We have already touch upon this subject before but Snapchat’s announcement that it is partnering with Square to offer money transfer within its app brings it back into the forefront of the news and a little dive deep can’t hurt. Free is not enough Photos…

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Peering into the vision of tomorrow

After a day listening to some of the leading figures of the photo/video tech world, here are 3 points that quickly emerged: Computer vision : Or more specifically, object recognition, is making huge progress. Already we’ve seen facial recognition going mainstream in many apps, Facebook, included. But the harder task of recognizing everything in a photo is getting more efficient rapidly. Companies like Clarifai or CamFind have impressive algorithms that have brought the success rate at impressive numbers. Unfortunately the last mile might be the hardest to…

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1.8 billion images a day and most of them gone in 10 seconds

Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins investor, just released her 2014 her annual  Internet trends report which briefly trended on Twitter yesterday. Year after year, the report is slowly becoming a yearly milestone for the those in the internet business and those just curious about it. For us, it’s another opportunity to look at fresh numbers. And this year, like every other year, they are remarkable. Last year, the same chart, excluding Snapchat, showed 500 Million images a day and expected to double YTY. It has more than tripled.…

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