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May 2013

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Kodak Down, Apple Up

Kodak sells of Photography assets 

“The bankrupt printing and imaging company on Monday said it had tentatively worked out a deal with its U.K. pension plan that would see the pension plan buy Kodak’s Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging operations. Kodak would receive $650 million and the pension plan, in turn, would write off roughly $2.8 billion in claims it has against Kodak.

This was an unfortunate but unsurprising move by Kodak this week.

Russian buys $100M worth of Apple Stock 

“I believe in the future of this company even after Steve Jobs,” Usmanov, 59, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Moscow offices, referring to Apple’s late co-founder. “When the company lost $100 billion of its market value, it was a good time to buy its shares, as the capitalization should rebound.”

I too remain just as optimistic about Apple as Mr. Usmanov. I think that the world is going to be surprised at how innovative Apple Inc. still is, especially with the executive shake up putting Jony Ive in charge of the Human Interface department.

Pentagon Expected to Embrace Apple, Samsung Devices

Separately, DISA is expected to rule in early May that Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 6, conforms to a different security-requirement guide, the Defense Department spokesman said. That would allow iPhones and iPads to be used by military agencies for nonclassified communications, such as email and Web browsing.

This is just another step forward to more government agencies using iOS devices.

Artists request wild snacks

Hargreaves tells us that what attracted him to the series was “the way their requests manage to say something about the performers personality that words struggle to,” and the way they “were able identify with them through what they chose to eat and drink.”

Being a concert photographers, I’ve had my moments backstage where I can vouch for Hargreaves. Through the many years of photographing small to large acts in the business, one of most memorable events was Ryerson Universities frosh week concert featuring Canadian band Metric. They showed up an hour late as they demanded their steak dinner. Fans weren’t too pleased.

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