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Konica Minolta buys Pitney Bowes document imaging business, adding 300 employees

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Konica Minolta Canada says it has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada's document imaging solutions business, expanding its direct sales and service network across Canada by more than 300 employees. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Pitney Bowes Canada's document imaging business generated about $82 million in revenue in 2013. Konica Minolta says the acquisition will allow it to expand its document imaging business to commercial and corporate accounts in Canada.

Man who said he kissed nurse in Times Square photo dies at 86

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the black-and-white photo, the sailor would always be a young man, locked in a kiss with a nurse in New York's Times Square to mark the end of World War Two. Glenn Edward McDuffie, who said he was the kissing sailor in the iconic Life magazine photograph, died this month at the age of 86, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reported on Friday.

Getty Images to make much of its photo archive free for Internet users

Los Angeles, Mar 6 (EFE).- Getty Images, the world's leading distributor of photographs, said it was making much of its archive available free to online users for non-commercial purposes, such as personal Web sites, blogs and social-networking sites. The service, which became available on Wednesday, provides a free embed tool that allows people to copy photographs and share them on social networks or paste the photo code into a Web site or blog.

Getty Images to make much of its photo archive free for Internet users

Los Angeles, Mar 6 (EFE).- Getty Images, the world's leading distributor of photographs, said it was making much of its archive available free to online users for non-commercial purposes, such as personal Web sites, blogs and social-networking sites. The service, which became available on Wednesday, provides a free embed tool that allows people to copy photographs and share them on social networks or paste the photo code into a Web site or blog.

What to expect from this year's premium smartphones: camera power closer to high-end digital

SEOUL, South Korea - Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, will be closer in quality to images captured by digital single-lens reflex cameras, also known as DSLR.

What to expect from this year's premium smartphones: camera power closer to high-end digital

SEOUL, South Korea - Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, will be closer in quality to images captured by digital single-lens reflex cameras, also known as DSLR.

Moonlit African migrants image wins World Press Photo

A moonlit image of migrants trying to get mobile phone signals on a Djibouti beach on Friday won the World Press Photo of the Year award for US photographer John Stanmeyer. A 19-member jury awarded the prestigious prize for the haunting photograph of African migrants holding phones up to the sky to capture a signal so they can call home, as they make their way to a hoped-for better life in Europe.

Moonlit African migrants image wins World Press Photo

A moonlit image of migrants trying to get mobile phone signals on a Djibouti beach on Friday won the World Press Photo of the Year award for US photographer John Stanmeyer. A 19-member jury awarded the prestigious prize for the haunting photograph of African migrants holding phones up to the sky to capture a signal so they can call home, as they make their way to a hoped-for better life in Europe. The awards, including two top prizes for AFP, were announced at a press conference in Amsterdam, where World Press Photo is based.

Cartier-Bresson about more than 'decisive moment'

A decade after the death of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, a new retrospective says there is more to his vast body of work than just the "decisive moment". From paintings he did as a teenager to photographs of his African travels, the French at play, the aftermath of WWII and the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the exhibition which opens at Paris's Pompidou Centre on Wednesday seeks to explore other dimensions of the photographer's long career.

So who's cool? US photo exhibit tackles the question

So what is this thing called cool? A major photography exhibition that opens Friday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington dares to tackle the question. From Elvis Presley and James Dean to Jay-Z and Johnny Depp, "American Cool" namechecks 100 actors, actresses, artists, musicians and writers in the United States whose creativity and style have shaped the concept of cool. "Cool is America's greatest cultural export," said Aussie Kim Sajet, who took over last year as director of the National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian network of museums.
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