Rise and Fall

Kodak helped invent photography, now it’s trying to reinvent itself

By Wall Street Journal

At its peak, Kodak was the early 20th century equivalent of Google or Apple, possessing a near monopoly in the film business. But those days are long gone. Here’s why the company’s glossy image failed to withstand the test of time. Photo Illustration: Carter McCall/WSJ

Rise and Fall

With technology and consumer tastes changing fast, some companies have failed to keep up. This series looks at the rise and fall of great companies, and their struggle to survive in a rapidly changing economy.

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