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Some of our latest articles on visual tech:

 

  • 6 game-changing visual tech innovations


    Is it me, or do we really see way more imaging visual tech announcements popping up each week that have game-changing potential? In any case, here are 6 visual tech announcements from just the last couple of weeks that each could completely change how we view, capture, or edit visuals.

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  • 10 questions to a founder : Bria


    Synthetic media is out of the research papers and going mainstream. In the last year, a handful of companies have made the technology accessible via innovative applications. Bria, an Israel-based start-up, is one of the newest addition in this field, recently launching with revolutionary AI-assisted creative tools. But it is

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  • Synthetic media in the light of truth


    As photography replaced drawing in some of its functions, the same is happening with synthetic media and photography. As we extend our plane of existence into becoming partly digital – think metaverse – tools like light-produced photography become inadequate. And while we accept a new representation of reality, the discourse

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  • The 7 reasons behind acquisitions in the photo & video industry


    The question often comes up at our Visual 1st conference and in our strategic client workshops: What criteria to apply when selecting potential targets for strategic acquisition? And, from the standpoint of startups seeking an exit, how to choose suitable potential acquirers? Examining recent trends can provide helpful insights on

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  • 2021 – A review of visual tech


    Within its half-open, half-closed status, 2021 will be remembered as a transition year: A melting pot between ending lockdowns, rising vaccines and masks mandates, new variants, ending and restarting restrictions. But if anything, it did nothing to slow down the pace of online innovation—quite the opposite. If visual tech experienced

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  • The new visual content ecosystem


    On one side, an economy exponentially craving for content. On the other, a static, unprepared landscape ripe for disruption. The stage is set for a redistribution of value in a vibrant and volatile environment: Witness the formation of a new visual content ecosystem. It’s been a cascading series of announcements:

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  • PaaS : Photography as a Service


    The age of the camera is slowly coming to an end—especially the bulky DSLR and all its associated declinations. In a very short while, all that will be left will be those pesky in-object cameras, like the one in our cell phones and a query type box in our browser.

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  • 10 Questions to a founder : PicUP.Ai


    As an exclusive sneak peek preview of the upcoming Visual 1st conference to be held virtually on October 19 – 20, we sat down with one of the many captivating presenters, PicUP.Ai: – A little about you, what is your background?  It was back in 2018, the founder of PicUP.Ai

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  • Adobe – Where art thou?


    Canva. Adobe – where art thou? Part 1. If you can’t keep up with the phenomenal growth of Canva, you’re not alone. Last week the company announced it has raised $200M at a $40 billion valuation. Wasn’t it only a few months ago the counter stood at $15B? And it

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  • 8 trends among the top-ranking photo & video apps


    A deep dive into SensorTower’s US app store data for H1 this year The US photo & video app market is alive and well. It did not only boom during the COVID heydays last year with many consumers spending more time at home, but it has also shown continued growth

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