At a New York City event that included a monk performing digital calligraphy, illuminated origami, views of the iconic Chrysler building, and a focus on how smartphones have forever changed the way the world works, Xerox lifted the veil on both the largest product launch ever in the company’s 110-year history and its strategy to
Canon Europe N.V. has acquired a London-based mobile printing company called Kite. The acquisition was announced on the Kite.ly website and covered in articles by Bloomberg, PrintWeek, TechCrunch, and others. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Kite was founded in 2013, has a 12-person team, and bills its technology as “the Internet’s
About three and a half years ago, when four printer OEMs created Mopria Alliance to drive mobile printing standards, we wondered whether the newly formed, non-profit global membership organization would succeed (see “Canon, HP, Samsung, and Xerox Form Mopria Alliance to Promote Mobile Printing”). Today, half a billion installations later, we would suggest that it
On January 16, Samsung announced that its Android-based mobile printing app, the Samsung Print Service, has received full Mopria Print Library Certification. In a company press release, Samsung says that this means Android users now have the same ability to print to any printer brand that Apple iOS users have enjoyed for over five years.
On January 7, Samsung announced that it has introduced the Image Stamp printer, a pocket-sized mobile printer that allows users to print photos directly from their smartphones. Samsung displayed the Image Stamp printer along with other mobile peripherals in its mobile accessories booth at CES 2017, which ran from January 5 to 8 in Las
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that when certain Epson inkjet printers and all-in-ones were set up to print with Google Cloud Print the devices would randomly power off and on. The Register suggested that the problem was the result of “a combination of a firmware update gone wrong: and Google Cloud Print,” as reportedly users
PrintWithMe, a Chicago startup looking to build a network of mobile print stations, has raised $800,000 in seed money. The funding round was led by Network Ventures, with participation from M25 Group, New Stack Ventures, Little Engine Ventures, and other investors. Founded in 2014 by ex-GrubHub employee Jonathan Treble, PrintWithMe (www.printwithme.com) is seeking to accommodate
On September 21, HP announced the Sprocket, a tiny, palm-size photo printer that is designed to print photos from smartphones. Ultra-portable photo printers small enough to fit into a pocket have been around for a while. There are other tiny photo printers on the market from Fujifilm, LG, Polaroid, Zink, and others. While prior to
The Mopria Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed to drive global standards for mobile printing, this week announced new updates to enable enterprise mobile print capabilities for Android users. Mopria Print Service 2.0 includes features such as user authentication for printers requiring credentials or pin codes as well as updates for accounting, transport security, and stapling.
From June 20 to 22, HP Inc. held its 2016 Industry Analyst Summit at the Boston Hyatt. Attracting attendees from such regions as the Americas, Asia, and Europe, it was the first industry analyst conference the firm has hosted since it parted company with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in November 2015. With its new, exclusive focus on printing