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GoPro CEO: Karma's returning and the "ultimate GoPro" is coming

Engadget

Make no mistake, 2016 was a tough year for GoPro. I spoke with the company's founder and CEO, Nick Woodman, about the challenges recalling Karma caused, how the company hopes to come back from that, and future plans for 2017. Woodman wasn't shy about admitting the whole recall was "embarrassing." The company is determined not just to put it back on the market, but make it more competitive that before with new features and updates -- potentially as soon as its relaunch (likely in February). Beyond Karma, Woodman spoke about his plans for VR video.


GoPro could be on upswing with strong Q2 results

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

LOS ANGELES -- Struggling action camera maker GoPro could be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which has been shuttering divisions and laying off employees over the last two years, announced second earnings on Friday that were better than what analysts expected. There were still losses: $30.5 million. But that's lower than the $91.8 million lost in the year-ago quarter. The company said quarterly revenue increased 34% to $297 million.


Babies will soon mount GoPros on their Fisher-Price walkers

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Struggling GoPro looks to expand to other products with BMW and Fisher-Price in developer program. SAN FRANCISCO -- Struggling camera maker GoPro has a new idea to boost business: connect its camera to other products. Even those used by the under-five set. At a press event here, GoPro showcased partnerships with over 35 companies, including car manufacturer BMW and toy-maker Fisher-Price to connect GoPro to products. For instance, on a new line of Fisher-Price baby walkers, there will be built-in mounts for GoPro cameras to film baby's first steps.


GoPro cuts another 270 jobs

Engadget

The cuts include "program costs, headcount and open positions," the announcement states, and the company expects to spend a total of $10 million this quarter on the restructuring effort. This round of layoffs comes just four months after the company announced it would eliminate 200 positions back in November and had a tough time getting its Karma drone off the ground in time for the holiday season. According to founder and CEO Nick Woodman, however, the company is still on track to turn a profit in 2017 and the hardware roadmap won't be affected, so we can still expect to see a new Hero 6 action camera sometime this year.


GoPro expands to other products

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Struggling GoPro looks to expand to other products with BMW and Fisher-Price in developer program. SAN FRANCISCO - Struggling camera maker GoPro has a new idea to boost business--connect its camera to other products. At a press event here, GoPro showcased partnerships with over 35 companies, including car manufacturer BMW and toy-maker Fisher-Price to connect GoPro to products. For instance, with the navigation package on BMW models, you can turn on and off the connected GoPro camera and press record from the dashboard. On a new line of Fisher-Price baby walkers, there will be built-in mounts for GoPro cameras to film baby's first steps.