On August 16, HP Inc. announced “a historic deal with Shutterfly,” the online photo-printing and photo-services giant. Shutterfly has named HP as its preferred digital press provider and will be adding “a second phase of HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses.” HP’s relationship with Shutterfly stretches back to at least 2002 (see press release), when HP was
On March 8 and 9, Canon U.S.A., Inc. hosted its 2017 One Canon Event at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, FL. The event allowed industry analysts to learn from the firm’s management team how various businesses within Canon U.S.A. are performing and gain insights into where the company is looking to
HP can scratch one of the lawsuits it is fighting off its list. On January 19, Rampage LLC voluntarily dismissed its patent-infringement lawsuit against HP Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Background Rampage LLC is a small, home-based patent-licensing company that developed and was granted U.S. patent 9,053,410 (‘the ‘410
Seven months after boosting its ownership stake in French industrial printer manufacturer MGI Digital Technology (see “Konica Minolta Increases Stake in MGI as Industrial Printing Grows”), Konica Minolta announced that it has opened a business unit in France to help nurture growth in industrial printing business in Europe. The Japanese OEM says that the new
It is no secret that Konica Minolta has been taking steps to grow its production printing business. The company kicked off September with the announcement that it was taking steps to drive production printing growth through the formation of Konica Minolta Group’s first dedicated production print sales company, Konica Minolta Pro Print Solutions Korea Ltd.
When it rains, it pours. Just yesterday, we wrote about three lawsuits recently filed against HP (see “HP Faces Suits over Age and Sex Discrimination, ERISA Litigation”). There were some similarities in these cases, enabling us to cover them in one article. But other litigation was filed against HP in August, including a patent-infringement suit
Konica Minolta plans to boost its stake in French industrial printer manufacturer MGI Digital Technology to 40.5 percent. The Japanese company announced this week that it has signed an agreement to increase its share in MGI to take advantage of projected growth in specialty decoration in the digital package printing market and 3D component printing
Last week, Eastman Kodak announced that it is planning to sell its Kodak Prosper enterprise inkjet business, including its Prosper Press Platform, Prosper S Series Imprinting Systems, and related products. If the firm does indeed find a buyer, this will be just the latest asset sale of many from Kodak over the last four years.
Just last week, Actionable Intelligence opined that one of the biggest threats facing the new HP Inc. was the patent-infringement lawsuit that Memjet filed against it in August (see “Newly Split HP Inc. Eyes A3 Copier Market, Graphics, and 3D Printing but Memjet Lawsuit Looms”). Almost all of the new markets into which HP’s printing
Well, the HP split announced a little over a year ago (see “The Great Divide: HP Splits in Two”) is now complete. What I termed “the great divide” took place at the beginning of November, although obviously there were months of preparation and steps taken in advance of the move, which established two separate publicly