Archive — May 2007

Photographic equipment review site dpreview.com has recently been bought by Amazon.com.  From dpreview, "Started as a hobby site in 1998, dpreview.com has grown to be the number one destination for anyone interested in digital cameras and digital photography.  Each month dpreview.com has seven million unique visitors ( over 22 million sessions ) who read over 120 million pages." read more...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) is shutting down Yahoo Photos, an online photo storage site, and asking users to move instead to its Web 2.0 photo sharing site, Flickr, a Yahoo official said. In June, tens of millions of registered users of Yahoo Photos will be notified of various options including upgrading to Yahoo's Flickr service...
Tokyo, Japanâ€" Claiming the lead in market share of worldwide digital camera shipments in 2006, Canon Inc. shipped 19.7 million units last year, comprising 18.7 percent of the market, according to IDC, a provider of market intelligence and research for the consumer technology markets. While Canon’s shipments grew 23.3 percent from the previous year, South Korea-based Samsung Electronics also flexed...