Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Battle for Rochester

Bill Bulkeley of The Wall Street Journal has a GREAT piece this morning entitled "When Neighbors Become Rivals" (sorry, link for WSJ subcribers only) about the intersecting market paths of Kodak and Xerox, who share their traditional headquarters city of Rochester, NY.

A great piece "combining historical perspective with a view to the future" (let's see, where have I heard that before?), it covers Xerox's deal with Fuji for photo-printing mini-labs, and Kodak's recent incursion into inkjet printers. Commercial printing is and has been a big battleground too, but Bill doesn't take things back as far as the foray by Kodak (Eastman Kodak Company) into the copier business. That one's even getting a bit old and dusty for me!

1 comment:

Cameron said...

Great info you have hear on the developments of Kodaks industry. Check out www.inkisit.com - Kodak is launching a new printer where the ink is significantly cheaper - only $10 for Black and $15 for color ink. Would love it if you blogged about it to your readers.

-Thanks,
Cameron