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Kodak announces enhanced Facebook app, kiosk software

BY DSN STAFF

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products.

The enhanced Facebook application is the flagship feature of the new Kodak Picture Kiosk software version 5.0 currently being rolled out to retailers worldwide, the company said.

“With new applications and the continued explosion in online sharing, Kodak continues to advance what’s possible at retail with breakthrough innovations like social network connectivity, transforming the photo retail experience,” said Larry Trevarthen, VP worldwide marketing retail systems solutions for Kodak. “Kodak pioneered social connectivity at the photo kiosk and we continue to innovate to meet consumers’ evolving needs while also expanding profit potential for our retail customers.”

The new software suite also features Kodak SmartFit Technology, which automatically creates a photo book in seconds. SmartFit quickly organizes and places photos in a photo book template, then let’s the consumer decide to print immediately or personalize the Photo Book layout further. The new software also supports customizable captions and an improved photo book project preview that shows virtual pages displayed as they will appear in the actual book.

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Changing Channels — A bag that powers electronics, candle holder makers and ‘green’ lunch boxes

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NACDS demonstrates value of community pharmacy at U.S. Senate Health Fair

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is participating in the U.S. Senate Health Fair, held here on Oct. 13 and 14, in the U.S. Senate office complex.

NACDS coordinated an exhibit to demonstrate the importance of pharmacist-patient interaction and the valuable role that pharmacy plays in helping patients take their medication properly.

Pharmacists from NACDS members Walgreens and Supervalu are offering blood pressure screenings, counseling staffers on proper medication use, answering questions on health issues and providing advice on predispositions to chronic diseases.

“NACDS is pleased to once again participate in the Senate Health Fair, showcasing the true value of the pharmacist-patient interaction,” stated NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “As the face of neighborhood healthcare, pharmacy is part of the solution in helping patients improve their health as well as reducing healthcare costs across the board.”
 

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