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Industry update[edit]

Photography is listed under the "Industry" heading on the webpage's sidebar. Since Kodak's current focus is on imaging for businesses, can "photography" be removed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.170.128.65 (talk) 17:36, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't think this article really covers the scope of Kodak's fall. They were a engineering and manufacturing giant, though poorly managed.

Management outsourced engineering and manufacturing, and then ended up sitting around why the company wasn't succeeding anymore.

They panicked when Fuji came out with something vaguely digital around 1981 and diversified into all sorts of other businesses. Then in 1993, they decided film had a lot of life left in it. If they made those same decisions in the opposite order, they'd probably be a thriving company today.

They invented computed radiography, then decided not to productize it because it might eat into x-ray film sales. Then when another company came up with it, had to battle to get market share in a market they could have owned.

They sold off their successful divisions (Clinical, Health Imaging, Eastman Chemical, Sterling Drug, Lehn and Fink), holding on to film, then film died and they had nothing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.49.159.66 (talk) 12:21, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

The above is discussed in the paragraph: "In a critical essay, physicist Frank Duarte has argued that several major analog-era imaging companies (including Canon, Nikon, Leica, and Fuji) successfully transitioned from analog to digital, thus indicating that the switch to digital technology is not the only reason for Kodak's decline.[43] A significant factor, in addition to managerial ineptitude, he argues, was the transformation (begun in the early 1990s) from a widely diversified chemical manufacturer to a company mainly focused on imaging.[43]"
Certainly the subject could be expanded.Krl101 (talk) 16:40, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

"You Press the Button, We Do the Rest."[edit]

The motto is listed in the timeline in 1892, but the advertisement with the motto directly to the right is from 1889? Doctorhawkes (talk) 07:40, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Under Presidents and CEOs of Kodak[edit]

Gerald B. Zornow was omitted. Mr. Zornow became the ninth president of Kodak in 1970 and chairman of the board in 1972. He retired in 1976. Reference: New York Times Obituary, August 31, 1984.

I was a customer of Kodak and a good friend of Gerry Zornow.

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Updating Business Divisions for Eastman Kodak[edit]

Hello, I’m Nick Rangel with the Eastman Kodak Company. I wanted to share our latest business divisions with the Wikpedia community of editors to see if anybody would be willing to review and possibly update the “Products and Services” based on the latest company changes. You can see an example of the latest company structure here: http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/About_Kodak_Top/Our_Company.htm

I hope this note is in line with Wikipedia guidelines and standards. Thanks for reading, I look forward to your feedback.

NrangelEKC (talk) 18:17, 31 July 2015 (UTC) Nick Rangel, Public Relations Manager, Eastman Kodak

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Requested move 24 September 2015[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Moved as proposed, per consensus. bd2412 T 17:50, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Eastman KodakKodakWP:COMMONNAME, as indicated by this ngram: [1]. "Kodak" will also include entries for "Eastman Kodak" of course, but since the prevalence of Kodak is more than five times that of Eastman Kodak, it seems clear that the basic name is still more common. WP:NCCORP also favours this: "Whenever possible, common usage is preferred (such as The Hartford for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and DuPont for the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company)."  — Amakuru (talk) 08:18, 24 September 2015 (UTC) Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 00:45, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Comment See also Talk:Eastman_Kodak/Archives/2011#Naming, Talk:Eastman_Kodak/Archives/2011#Requested move, Talk:Eastman_Kodak/Archives/2011#Revert the move, Talk:Eastman_Kodak/Archives/2011#Moving back to .22Eastman Kodak.22.3F -- DanielPenfield (talk) 08:40, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose there is the company, and then there are its divisions. The entire company is better represented at its current name "Eastman Kodak", while its photographic efforts are better at "Kodak". The company was also a chemical company. This article is sorely lacking in coverage, as it is missing alot of the corporate history that isn't about photography, such as the former division Eastman Chemicals and the current division Kodak Chemicals -- 70.51.202.113 (talk) 06:36, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
    Fair enough, but as you say, this article is not really about the whole corporation and associated brands, it's just about the photography company. If we are to have two articles, then this one should be moved to Kodak, and a new Eastman Kodak written to cover the parent company.  — Amakuru (talk) 14:28, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose per 70.51.202.113. "Eastman Kodak" is used for the company and "Kodak" for its branding of products. (cf. Ford Motor Company and Ford). —  AjaxSmack  01:18, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: Even if this company is or was involved in some non-photographic activities still this article can be moved to "Kodak" as per WP:COMMONNAME. Website of the company is also named Kodak.com.--Human3015TALK  22:11, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - Commonly used title for the company that emerged from bankruptcy. Why not create Kodak (brand) then? Maybe it might be content fork. George Ho (talk) 16:37, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support - WP:COMMONNAME, of course. Even if the scope is extended to include more of the non-photographic aspects of the corporation, Kodak is how it's usually called. --В²C 04:22, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per WP:COMMONNAME since it is the company's common name. The company is also primarily known for its work in photography, which is why the article focuses almost exclusively on that topic. Calidum 01:43, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support per COMMONNAME. The current name seems to be an official name. There is an odd history to this.
RM discussions currently are pretty ill-disciplined, but back in 2011 it was worse. I don't know that I am being much better, but I think "Kodak" is well used and better recognized than "Eastman Kodak", and that if "Eastman Kodak" were preferable, then it should go all the way to the full official name of "Eastman Kodak Company". However, I think the past arguments that the company needs to be distinguished from the product of the company is incorrect. The company products are, as they should be, summarised in this article, with a few product spinout articles structured as daughter articles to this main article. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 03:25, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
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New Category[edit]

Since all these big brands (Kodak, Polaroid, etc.) failed, I think it would be an interesting read for Wiki users to have a page or category about the rise and fall.--WondoMathias (talk) 00:25, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Kodachrome[edit]

Discontinuing Kodachrome is a scandal and a travesty. Shame on on Kodak (or whatever this company really is)... 24.51.217.118 (talk) 22:42, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Kodak Alaris[edit]

Kodak Alaris is now a separate company, shouldn't it have its own article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.184.99.223 (talk) 09:15, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Eastman Park Micrographic[edit]

the micrographics is no longer a part of kodak either, it's its own company now. needs a separate page as well. the servicing is done by kodak alaris though 108.184.125.247 (talk) 05:46, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Current Business Divisions[edit]


Hello, my name is Meagan Ramplin and I currently work for Kodak. I'd like to request the following edit in regard to our organizational structure:

In the second paragraph of the Kodak Wikipedia page, it states: Kodak provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services for businesses around the world. Its main business segments are Digital Printing & Enterprise and Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Films.

These "main business segments" were changed on January 1, 2015 into five main segments: Print Systems, Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Micro 3D Printing and Packaging, Software and Solutions, and Consumer and Film SOURCE: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/2014/12/04/kodak-realignment-divisions/19883359/ "And effective Jan. 1, 2015, the two business divisions at print-centric Eastman Kodak Co. has now will be shuffled and re-dealt into five."

The edit could simply read: It's main business segments are Print Systems, Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Micro 3D Printing and Packaging, Software and Solutions, and Consumer and Film

Change implemented. Regards, VB00 (talk) 15:35, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

In the paragraph entitled "New Strategy" the last paragraph ends with mention of Kodak announcing Jeffrey Clarke as the new CEO- the paragraph just before that notes the main business segments. In the same vain as these other edits, a paragraph could be placed at the end of this section reading, " On January 1, 2015 Kodak announced a new 5 business division structure; Print Systems, Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Micro 3D Printing and Packaging, Software and Solutions, and Consumer and Film." This is proven by : http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/2014/12/04/kodak-realignment-divisions/19883359/

Additionally, Its main business segments are Digital Printing & Enterprise and Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Films.[102][103] Is stated later in the page under Products and Services. So, the same article can clarify that statement. Please note that I am an employee at Eastman Kodak Company currently.

Thanks very kindly, MeaganRamplinEKC (talk) 17:56, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Change implemented. Please note that in the future, you shouldn't create separate edit requests for different sections of the article. Regards, VB00 (talk) 15:35, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Reference about company eliminating 27,000 jobs does not contain that number[edit]

Hi,

On the New Strategy section is noted that Kodak eliminated 27,000 jobs, quoting as a reference the following link http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kodak-yahoo-and-rim-death-comes-for-us-all/ ( note 39). But the article linked does not mention about that specific number. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:63C8:4A00:599:AB10:3032:BEAC (talk) 23:46, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Private. Code of conduct jrtorres42 23:00, 5 October 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrtorres42 (talkcontribs)

Timeline Additions[edit]

Hello, Wikipedia Volunteer!

I would like to include the following additions to the timeline, as Kodak has had many new noteworthy announcements.

January 1, 2015: Kodak announced that it will be moving to five business divisions: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/money/2014/12/04/kodak-realignment-divisions/19883359/

February 2015: Kodak finalized a film supply deal with major Hollywood studios: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-kodak-studios-deal-celluloid-film-20150204-story.html

June 2015: Kodak announces partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The partnership "is intended to provide support and resources with new and growing companies, particularly in the clean energy sector." :http://innovationtrail.org/post/kodak-announces-partnership-between-ebp-and-oak-ridge-labs

January 2016: Kodak announces plan to release new Super 8 camera: https://www.wired.com/2016/01/kodak-and-yves-behar-team-up-to-revive-the-legendary-super-8-camera/ AND https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/news/kodak-announces-super-8-revival-new-camera

March 2016: Kodak announces "it is in talks to sell its Prosper enterprise inkjet business and also plans to exit silver metal mesh development, focusing instead on developing touch sensors on copper mesh technology." : http://www.wsj.com/articles/kodak-in-talks-to-sell-prosper-enterprise-inkjet-business-1458080347

Please note that I work for Eastman Kodak Company currently. My name is Meagan Ramplin. Thank you SO much for your continued support and help with all things Wikipedia.

MeaganRamplinEKC (talk) 19:43, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Not done. Interest in such developments tends to be fleeting, and, while often newsworthy, they are not necessarily suitable for an encyclopedia, which requires sources with more in-depth coverage to put topics in context. Also, Wikipedia is not a platform for advertising or promotion of a company's products or services (the existing § Timeline should probably be reduced or split off into a separate article). Please see WP:NOTNEWS and WP:PROMO for more information. —Sangdeboeuf (talk) 12:35, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts[edit]

The article includes {{Kohlberg Kravis Roberts}} at the bottom, but that company isn't mentioned at all in the main part. --Djadjko (talk) 22:31, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Kodachrome camera?[edit]

Kodak Retina Series Cameras were produced between 1949 until 1956. It also had the KodaChrome Technology That camera should have been able to use any kind of 35mm film, in what sense did the camera have "KocaChrome Technology"?

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