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Some of our latest articles on visual tech:

 

  • Visual 1st 2018 update: Announcing 35 speakers, 13 sponsoring vendors, 7 sponsoring media/associations


    Visual 1st 2018 update: Announcing 35 speakers, 13 sponsoring vendors, 7 sponsoring media/associations

    Greetings! I hope the summer is treating you well. My co-host Alexis Gerard and I are very pleased with how our Visual 1st 2018 conference is shaping up and we’d like you to be part of it! With 68 days to go until Visual 1st (formerly Mobile Photo Connect), buying your ticket now will optimize your pre-conference exposure through a listing on our Attendees-to-date and our Attendee app trailer pages. It will also give you a 15% chance of winning an Insta360 Nano S camera ($239 value). Courtesy of our partner Insta360, we’ll raffle 15 of these…

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  • Visual apps: Photo, Video, Photo + Video?


    Visual apps: Photo, Video, Photo + Video?

    Last year we changed the name of our conference, from Mobile Photo Connect to Visual 1st. Besides wanting to affirm our focus that visuals are increasingly at the core of how people communicate and retain their memories, we also felt we needed to let go of the words “mobile” and “photo” in the event name. Why? As was the case in the early 2000s when having a website and internet strategy became common practice and companies, therefore, stopped calling themselves “internet companies,” we felt that “mobile” is…

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  • Article 13 : What does it mean for photos ?


    Article 13 : What does it mean for photos ?

    Just this past week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Among which is included the infamous Article 13 which ” creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large amounts of works and other subject-matter uploaded by their users to take appropriate and proportionate measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rightsholders and to prevent the availability on their services of content identified by rightsholders in cooperation with the…

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  • Announcing The 2018 Photo Print Buying Survey study


    Announcing The 2018 Photo Print Buying Survey study

    The photo print products use case: A relic of the past? Or teeming with new opportunities? It’s been four years since we conducted our last photo print product survey. Given how dramatically the world of photo taking, enhancing and sharing has changed since, we decided to measure today’s consumers’ behavior and opinions regarding buying photo print products, resulting in The 2018 Photo Print Buying Survey study, announced today. What are the dramatic changes that could very well have changed consumers’ photo print product buying behavior? Not only are consumers taking…

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  • What you missed at the 2018 LDV Vision Summit


    What you missed at the 2018 LDV Vision Summit

    Every year one enters the hallway of the SVA Theatre in the heart of New York thinking that there is no way the organizers of the LDV Vision Summit can outperform the previous year. And every year you step out two days later, happily disappointed that your prediction was wrong. The combination of the organizing team’s ( Evan Nisselson, Serge Belongie, and Rebecca Paoletti) talent to surface captivating speakers and the topic ( visual tech) seemingly boundless reach into almost every vertical, makes this event…

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  • LDV Vision Summit ’18: 10 questions to an AR research scientist : Facebook


    LDV Vision Summit ’18: 10 questions to an AR research scientist : Facebook

    With the fifth edition of the LDV Vision summit right around the corner ( May 23-24, discount tickets available on the right =>), we approached some of the speakers to get a hint of what they are working on and what they will be speaking about. First of the series is Krishnan Ramnath, Research Science Manager and Technical Lead Mobile at Facebook whose work  for the social media platform is pioneering how most humans will experience AR in the years to come: – A little about…

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  • Flickr / Smugmug: The frog that ate the bull


    Flickr / Smugmug: The frog that ate the bull

    Flickr’s acquisition by Smugmug, if anything, has reminded us that the grandfather of photo sharing site is not dead. Yet. Almost hidden in the weekend lull, the news surprised almost everyone paying attention to this space: It’s been a long while since Flickr grabbed the headlines. But beyond the unconventional lack of details, what does this acquisition forecast? Let’s look at the available numbers. Smugmug and Flickr, while sharing photos as a common denominator, have not much in common.  With 90 million monthly users, Flickr is 18 times bigger…

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  • Going blockchain? Two imaging examples


    Going blockchain? Two imaging examples

    Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Global Blockchain Forum and immersing myself in this for me mostly new world of ICO seekers, self-proclaimed investors, blockchain developers, VCs suffering from FOMO, and libertarians and anarchists from all over the world for which the prime method of communication is Telegram – because you never know who’ll be looking over your shoulder… And yes, there were two interesting implementations of blockchain in the imaging world. [If you also have one or are working on one, please let me know so we could possibly…

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  • 10 questions to a founder: Imatag


    10 questions to a founder: Imatag

    Publish an image online today and there is a very good chance that within a few days, there will be hundreds, if not thousands of copies of it throughout the internet.  None, unfortunately, will bear any information on who is the creator and how he/she can be found. This is not just an issue for professional photographers, who make a living by licensing images, but anyone who creates visuals to communicate, like marketers or social media manager. Because with each reuse comes the damaging potential…

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  • is Unsplash the new Instagram ?


    is Unsplash the new Instagram ?

    About a week ago, Unsplash announced that they had raised $7.25 million, along with plans to bring cryptocurrency to its free stock photo service. While most see their move as a potential Shutterstock killer,  Unsplash  could end up becoming a  potent competitor to Instagram, Pinterest, and Snap as they share more DNA . A short review of the hard numbers as those are explicit enough: Over 2,083 Unsplash photos are viewed across the web every second. 1,231 API partners (  include: Trello, Medium, InVision, Google Slides, Lonely…

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