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    Supposedly (per WSJ) Apple and Google and others are bidding for the patents:


    WSJ: Apple, Google reportedly in rival groups to buy Kodak patents
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    According to MacRumors ( http://www.macrumors.com/ ) "The patents are being sold in two lots: the digital-capture portfolio related to capturing and processing images on cameras, smartphones and tablets; and the Kodak Imaging Systems and Services patents related to storing and analyzing images, among other things"

    The WSJ article mentions "Eastman Kodak Co. has put 1,100 patents on the block" (You can't read the entire article without subscribing).

    From the above, it doesn't appear patents relating to film are being offered.

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    Kodak stock way down today on this report

    Kodak patents attract 'low bids' from Apple and Google
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19161037
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    The bidding, however, might be off to an inauspicious start. The
    Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the opening bids from the two consortiums were unexpectedly low, in the range of $150 million to $250 million.

    However, that can change. Nortel Networks Inc. sold its patent portfolio last year for $4.5 billion, five times the initial bids of $900 million.
    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...nclick_check=1

    Well, we don't have to speculate long, the auction is tomorrow AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post

    Someone has to buy the film division and fast. That is the only hope for Kodak's film.
    I agree with you on this. Do you or anyone has an idea of how much money it would take to buy Kodak film division?

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    More than anyone person has or would want to spend. It's a mess, who'd want to get involved in it?
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    More than anyone person has or would want to spend. It's a mess, who'd want to get involved in it?
    I dont think a single person has ever put forward a scenario where Kodak's film division is spun off successfully or bought out by another company. Kodak is worth so little now that anyone with a decent plan for Kodak could snap up the film and run with it, IF it could be done profitably.

    Such a shame. I am more grateful than ever now for Ilford.

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    I think Ilford should buy it. Then they'd have color neg and b&w film.
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    Shoot more film.
    There are eight ways to put a slide into a projector tray. Seven of them are wrong.

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    According to the news here, we should have more information by the 13th. That is when the auction results will be made public..

    PE

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    I can't wait!

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