ST Media Group International, parent company of The Big Picture, has acquired New York-based Boutique Media Group along with boutique Design magazine and its stable of ancillary events. The purchase comes on the heels of the March 2010 relaunch of ST Media’s Hospitality Style, a quarterly “idea book” for designers across the hospitality spectrum.
InfoPrint Solutions Company, the current joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, has unveiled a new brand identity as the joint venture nears its conclusion. At midnight on June 30, 2010, InfoPrint Solutions will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd.
Bitstream Inc., the Massachusetts-based software-development company with core competencies in browsing, font, and publishing technologies, has agreed to acquire the assets of Press-sense Ltd., the Israeli developer of business flow automation systems. The Press-sense business will complement and expand Bitstream’s Pageflex product line of enterprise brand management and Web-to-print solutions, the company reports.
The upcoming “Growth Strategies in a Down Economy” webinar, from the producers of The Signage and Graphics Summit, will feature executives from four print operations who have gone against the economic grain – making significant changes to their organization despite the economic downturn through capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and plant expansions.
3M has launched a new online service designed to help graphic designers, communicators, and marketers quickly test the impact of graphic designs and increase the probability that viewers will pay attention to the most important content in the first three to five seconds.