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Eastman Kodak, which expects its health imaging sales to grow as much as 9 percent a year through 2006, said Tuesday it is teaming up with IBM to make it easier for health centers to manage digital medical data. Newsday reports that Kodak has shifted hard this year toward building up its presence in digital photography, printing and health imaging markets.
Newsday also reports the United States federal government will end a year-old program that required male visitors from 25 foreign countries to register annually, a practice that immigrant groups called discriminatory. Department of Homeland Security officials said that a new system, using digital photography and fingerprinting, will be rolled out January 5.
MSNBC reports that with a single pill loaded with technology similar to a digital camera, doctors can view more than 50,000 still images captured during the trip through the final 20 feet of the small intestine that previously was visible only on X-rays. The pill is the M2A Capsule Endoscopy, and is about the size of a multivitamin and is swallowed with a sip of water. The camera, encased in a white plastic capsule, takes pictures which are transmitted on a radio frequency. The images are captured in a recording device worn on a belt around the patient’s waist.
The Detroit News reports that shares of Rambus Inc., whose computer chip designs are used in electronic devices, surged 19 percent as investors speculated that a case brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission may be dismissed after a judge ended a similar claim against Unocal Corp. The decision may signal that Rambus won’t be held liable in the agency’s suit claiming the company tried to influence memory-chip standards in its favor while hiding patent applications on the technology. The company specializes in designing chips to speed up computer programs for databases, games and digital photography.
Digital photography has struck a chord with consumers because it has proven to be an easy and useful alternative to traditional picture taking. The Star-Telegram reports that photography equipment and services have taken center stage in holiday store displays and advertisements.
CNN reports that shoppers came out in full force over the Thanksgiving weekend to take advantage of early-bird deals on holiday gifts, according to a report Monday. Hewlett-Packard said it saw double-digit growth over the weekend for its two consumer categories — digital photography and digital entertainment — including its Photosmart digital cameras and its home desktop personal computers.
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The International Herald Tribune reports that Kodak and Nokia announced plans to introduce services allowing European consumers to print and share snapshots taken with the growing number of mobile phones equipped with digital cameras. Under the partnership, consumers will be able to take their camera phones to Nokia-branded retail shops equipped with special Kodak kiosks and get printouts of pictures within minutes, using the Bluetooth or infrared technology built into many new mobile phones to send pictures to the devices. Financial details were not released.