“Our goal is to forever change the way people take and experience pictures“ (Ren Ng)
This – translated to German – is the headline for Lytro’s press conference invitation, which we just received a few minutes ago. In short, the Lytro Light Field Camera finally comes to Europe, and the German-speaking area.
Following headlines about Nokia’s 20 Million Dollar investment in Pelican Imaging, and more recently, confirmation of plans to include light field technology into Lumia smartphones, Mountain View based Pelican Imaging has just announced that Bo Ilsoe, member of the Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), will join their board of directors.
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) Partner Bo Ilsoe has joined the Board of Directors of Pelican Imaging, the inventor of groundbreaking array camera technology for mobile devices.
Earlier this month, we reported on Nokia’s generous investment into Pelican Imaging. The reason for this investment seemed rather obvious: Help Nokia gain an advantage in the smartphone market, with the help of LightField technology.
Now, Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President for Smartphone Business at Nokia, has practically confirmed the rumours: Nokia engineers are working on advancing smartphone photography beyond the megapixels, and want to bring light field tech (a relatively new and promising branch of computational imaging) into the miniature shape required for future Lumia smartphones: Continue reading
Here’s a little tidbit for Lytro users around the world: Lytro is looking for the best LightField pictures in the world, and will give away a total prize money of 1,500 USD to find them.
Earlier this week, Lytro has announced their first ever international LightField photography contest. In contrast to previous contests and raffles, where only US residents were allowed to participate, the new photo contest is open to anyone aged 18 or older. Continue reading
Back in July of last year, Lytro founder Ren Ng announced he would step down as CEO of the company, and get back to innovation, technology and strategic direction in the position of Executive Chairman. Until Lytro could find a new Chief Executive Officer, former EC Charles Chi kept the spot warm as an interim CEO.
In an interview, Chi said that Lytro wasn’t looking for a lead engineer or a head marketer, as it feels it is well-stocked in both regards.
“What we are looking for is somebody who has some experience in developing transformational businesses,” he told AllThingsD. “That’s what Lytro is in the midst of — getting a new idea adopted across a mature marketplace.”
Now, the company has a “new fearless leader”: Continue reading