This Week in the World: April 27 – May 10

This Week in the World looks at this week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.

American Kenneth Bae faces execution in North Korea for supposedly taking photos “aimed to topple the DPRK,” which we highly doubt were the motivations. (via PetaPixel)

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Kodak will be selling its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging divisions to its own Pension Plan. (via PopPhoto)

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Adobe is heading to the clouds, dumping its Creative Suite software and instead making CS accessible through subscription-based Creative Cloud. As expected, there was some push-back from Adobe acolytes (or, you know, pirates or whatever), but Winston Hendrickson, Adobe VP of Creative Solutions, spelled out Adobe’s reasoning with an in-depth Q&A. (via DP Review)

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A Kickstarter campaign created a copyright controversy when its proprietor took art off the internet, converted it to B&W, and then sold it on 80lb card stock. But it also seems like the controversy is settling down, which is good. (via A Photo Editor and PetaPixel)

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Snoop Lion, the Artist Formerly Known as Snoop Dogg, released a photo app called Snoopify. (via Laughing Squid)

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Samsung drew some heat when it appropriated someone’s photo for their Facebook page and stated it was taken with a Samsung camera when actually the image was captured with a Nikon. (via PetaPixel)

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However, Samsung did score one in the “cool” column, when rumors began to surface that they were developing a Galaxy S 4 Zoom. (via Ars Technica)

Google might break the record of “Biggest Photo Walk” this weekend, with at least 600 people expected to participate. (via Thomas Hawk)

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And in case you missed it . . .

We announced the winners of the April Photo Contest and launched the May Photo Contest.

We put together a gift guide for what to buy dear old mom.

We interviewed Emmy-nominated Bruce Dorn, who will be visiting Columbus on May 31.

We offered some tips and tricks for photographing the great outdoors.

We highlighted hometown hero Jeremy Kester.

We looked at why the Canon EOS C100 rocks and what makes the Canon Rebel SL1 the little camera that could.

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