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  • Any marketer who’s not using image A.I. is missing out


    Any marketer who’s not using image A.I. is missing out

    Everyone knows the number and it doesn’t lie: 1.6 Billion images uploaded daily. Out of the main platforms people use to communicate daily, the top 5 (Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Pinterest) use almost exclusively photographs. It is estimated that 75% of the web’s real estate is also made of images. Yet marketers seem to completely ignore this vast pool of extremely valuable information, choosing to rely instead on inefficient hashtags or vague keywords. The numbers tell the story: Snapchat (8,796 photos shared per second), Whatsapp (8,102 Photos shared per…

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  • From Artificial Intelligence to Intelligent Imaging


    From Artificial Intelligence to Intelligent Imaging

    Last year at Mobile World Congress I expected the buzz to be about smartphone innovations. Instead, what most people talked about was IoT, the Internet of Things. My highlight was brushing my teeth with the Oral-B Genius smart toothbrush at one of several sinks lined up in the company’s booth. The idea was: you plop your smartphone onto the mirror with a provided suction cup and the toothbrush’s position detection technology uses your smartphone’s camera as well as the brush’s motion sensors to track how…

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  • What Snapchat, GoPro and Giroptic have in common


    What Snapchat, GoPro and Giroptic have in common

    At CES a few weeks ago, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman raised eyebrows by proclaiming that GoPro is being repositioned as a smartphone accessory company.  A few months earlier, photo app developer Snapchat announced a similarly surprising shift by repositioning itself as a camera company (to signify the move, the company changed its name to Snap).  Meanwhile, digital camera vendors are still struggling to be relevant for the mobile world where the vast majority of today’s photo engagement is occurring. So does it make sense for…

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  • 5 trends to look for in 2017


    5 trends to look for in 2017

    With the new year comes the predictions. However, this year, instead of trying to predict what will happen, we prefer to take aim at what we see will be the top major trends in the visual space. We limited ourselves at five in an effort to be succinct and we picked those that will affect people more broadly.  In no particular order, here they are: Images as a source of comprehension We can now comfortably have computers tell us what is depicted in photos or videos. From…

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  • Is Amazon serious about visual recognition ?


    Is Amazon serious about visual recognition ?

    Amazon is the latest big company to throw itself into the visual content recognition market.  Armed with the late 2015 acquisition of Orbeus, makers of ReKognition and Photo Time, it just launched its own APi service, also called ReKognition. After giants like Google, IBM, Microsoft, and smaller companies like Imagga or Clarifai, it is the latest, and maybe most formidable, offering in this space At first glance, nothing really new here, if compared to other similar services. In fact, it seems that Amazon is done little…

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  • The Cyclope’s IPO


    The Cyclope’s IPO

    Snapchat’s impending IPO is significant as it is the first photo-based business to become public. Unlike Instagram, who preferred the welcoming arms of Facebook along with its pocketbook and audience, Snap is looking for the stock market for validity and growth fuel. Part of it might be due to investors’ pressure to cash in (Snapchat funding is over $1,5 billion), worried that the app might just be a generational fad. Nevertheless, for the visual tech world, this is a first to keep an eye on.…

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  • Q&A with the founders of Haystack


    Q&A with the founders of Haystack

    Calling all photo buyers: Are you sick of having a gazillion tabs on your desktop while toggling through different photo agencies for the stock image you need? Former  Vanity Fair and Travel + Leisure contributing photographer Andrew Rowat and technology developer Vache Asatryan created Haystack— which launched its beta in October– because they believed the previous technology was “like searching for a flight in 1999.” Here’s why they’re banking on what has already been billed as the Google Image search for stock photo agencies. What was…

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  • 10 Questions to a GM : Picscout Insights for Business


    10 Questions to a GM : Picscout Insights for Business

    We live in a world dominated by visual content. Yet, we have little to no knowledge on what and how that content works.  We publish, share and consume thousands of images a day, yet we have no idea why a particular image has so much engagement and the other, none. That is about to change. Mixing analytics with A.I., Israeli-based company Picscout is breaking the chains of ignorance and promises to inject science where instinct previously ruled. With Insight for Business ( and it’s consumer version…

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  • 10 Questions to a CEO : PixelRights


    10 Questions to a CEO : PixelRights

    The greatest challenge facing photography online is the complete lack of persistent attribution. While sharing of visual content has exploded, with companies like Pinterest taking advantage of it while building multi-million dollar businesses, no one, whether amateur or professional, is given credit . Of the billions of images being shared today, the vast majority will live a life of anonymous orphans, forever separated from its original creator. Beyond its obvious disregard to original creation, it is an issue affecting hundreds of thousands of photographers worldwide whose only…

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  • 2016 Mobile Photo Connect Awards go to Funimate, Keepy, Regaind, and Beamr


    2016 Mobile Photo Connect Awards go to Funimate, Keepy, Regaind, and Beamr

    At Mobile Photo Connect 2016, the premier conference for executives and entrepreneurs in the mobile photography ecosystem, a panel of high-powered industry players presented the four Mobile Photo Connect Awards to the most outstanding among 31 products competing in the event’s three show-and-tell sessions. The Mobile Photo Connect 2016 Awards winners are: Best of Show Award: Funimate, by Funimate Best Business Potential Award: JPEGmini, by Beamr Best Technology Award: Keegan, by Regaind Special Recognition Award: Keepy, by Keepy Turkey-based Funimate offers a video editing app that enables users to create highly engaging videos,…

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  • Making photojournalism great again


    World Press 2017 winning image by BURHAN OZBILICI/APAt a time when the world seems to have elevated opinions over facts, where beliefs are confused with truth, the World Press Photo jury made a statement of position by highlighting an image of undisputed clarity. The Burhan Ozbilici image of an assassin pointing to the sky in fury after killing the Russian ambassador who lays dead Read More →

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  • The next big frontier


    At a recent DMLA panel I organized, Craig Peters, COO of Getty Images, pointed out that the vast majority of image consumption happens in places where images are not licensed. Which is true: People spend more time on various social media sites than anywhere else.  Just Snapchat ( 8,796 photos shared per second), Whatsapp (8,102 Photos Read More →

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