Is Sony’s Pace of Innovation Actually Hurting the Photo Industry?Innovation

Over the past five years, Sony has done more to push digital imaging forward than just about anybody else. But their incredible pace of innovation is straining an industry that just can’t keep up, and the cracks are starting to show.

Earlier this week, Sony released yet another a7 camera. It’s the fourth a7R Sony has made in less than 6 years, and the 10th full-frame mirrorless camera it’s released over the same period—all while adding 7 more cameras to its APS-C E-Mount system, debuting the G Master line of high-end lenses, and dominating the compact camera space with the RX series. Oh, and we might be adding the long-rumored a7000 and a7S III to that list by year end.

Backed by the R&D of their image sensor division and the might of the Sony Corporation’s pocket book, Sony has done more, innovated faster, and marketed better. As a result, they can be credited with forcing Nikon and Canon to dive into full-frame mirrorless, spearheading revolutionary technologies like [...]  read more

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Philips acquires Boston-based patient navigation startup MedumoInnovation

Technology company Philips has acquired Boston-based startup Medumo, the developer of patient navigation and engagement solutions.

Medumo, which launched in 2013, uses a combination of email and SMS to help hospitals communicate more effectively with their patients. The company has raised $2.1 million in venture capital funding and the company’s partners include Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard’s Brigham Health.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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