- The Best Photo and Video Digitizing Services Techlicious, April 23, 2012
iMemories is the easiest solution and offers top quality. This full-service premium site can handle all kinds of media including delicate documents, photos stuck inside photo albums, and slides in their carousels. Put everything into one box, no counting or sorting or prep required, and they take it from there.
- 10 Things to Throw Out Today Parade, April 22, 2012
VCRs won’t be making a comeback—and neither will boomboxes or prehistoric game consoles. So why cling to outdated ¬media? If there’s something you really cherish—a wedding video, a favorite mixtape—digitize it; services like iMemories.com (VHS or film) can do the job for about $15 apiece.
- iMemories Digitizes $6.2M Series B Dow Jones VentureWire, August 12, 2009
Those boxes full of old videotapes and photos just take up space in many homes. But iMemories Inc., which has raised $6.2 million in Series B financing, hopes to turn those dusty old physical media artifacts into new online social media.
- iMemories, home-movie digitizer, gets $6.2 million infusion Arizona Republic, August 11, 2009
iMemories receives $6.2 million in venture funding to further solidify its leadership position in the emerging market of social entertainment – online video and photo sharing for families, inclusive of both analog and digital media formats.
- Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies for 2009 Entrepreneur Magazine, June 2009
100 companies were featured as "Brilliant Ideas" in the June issue of Entrepreneur, and iMemories was included in this elite class of rising stars, and fresh concepts...
- Analog's Twilight: Slowly, Digital Trumps Physical ABC News, October 13, 2008
The ways we have recorded our personal footprints - on paper and tape and plastic, things we could hold in our hands - are forever stalked by the ticking clock...
- Pinch-Hitting Is a Key To Success at Small Firms Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2008
At a smaller company, "changes are able to happen much faster," says Doug Ducey the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery who left to become chairman of a 30-person company, iMemories, based in Scottsdale, Ariz. "You can really move at an incredible speed."
- Former Cold Stone CEO joins iMemoriesArizona Republic, April 25, 2008
The former chief executive officer of Cold Stone Creamery is turning his consumer-marketing skills toward home videos.
- Phoenix Business Journal / Entrepreneur‘s GuideNovember 8, 2007
iMemories - views on and active involvement in social media were featured in a special Entrepreneur’s Guide in the Phoenix Business Journal.
- “Internet Video: Boomers Are Finally Coming Into Their Own”by Mark Rukavina, Internet Video magazine, October 2007
Baby Boomers are getting on the bandwagon when it comes to Web 2.0, and 2008 will be known as the Year of the Boomer. It’s probably not so important that the average consumer or videographer understands how Web 2.0 works, however, but rather that they understand that there has been a major shift, and the benefits it brings to a new, older generation. Thanks to Web 2.0, boomers are mastering the game when it comes to Internet video.
- iMemories Featured on Retirement Living TVOctober 11, 2007
iMemories and Mark Rukavina were featured on Retirement Living TV’s Daily Café program, a weekday two-hour show that services millions of Direct TV and Comcast viewers on the eastern seaboard and covers just about anything that would be of interest to the 50+ crowd.
- “The Magic of Ordinary Moments”Raising Arizona Kids magazine, guest column by Mark Rukavina, October 2007
One of the lessons I learned along the way is that there is beauty and magic that belong to ordinary moments. With video camcorders, we feel compelled, as I did initially, to bring it out just for the milestone occasions. When I finally had a chance to sit down and watch all of the miles of videotape I had shot, however, I realized that, while the special events indeed carried meaning, the chance footage I took of my daughter in everyday activities actually meant more to me, spawning many more sentimental feelings.
- AZTechCouncil After5 Held at iMemories Studio September 27, 2007
iMemories hosted the “After5” Networking event, which is held regularly throughout the year by the Arizona Technology Council. Over 120 of the most influential people in Arizona‘s business community – especially those connected to the high-tech industry – participated in the fall kickoff, from all over metro Phoenix.
- iMemories Presents at Social Media Club San FranciscoSeptember 20, 2007
The theme this month was “Presenting Our Fondest Memories Digitally,” and Mark Rukavina co-presented at the SMC San Francisco along with Jennifer Myronuk.
- “Picture Perfect”Post Magazine, August 2007
Mark Rukavina and the genesis of iMemories were profiled in this national men‘s magazine published by former sports broadcaster Tom Zenner.
iMemories featured on NBC Channel 9 News, Denver, CO
June 8, 2007
iMemories and Mark Rukavina were featured on NBC Channel 9 News in Denver for a special event, allowing consumers to watch their original home videos on authentic film projectors.
- “Making Memories Last Forever”by Rita Templeton, So Scottsdale! Magazine, May 2007
iMemories has been one of Arizona‘s best-kept secrets, preserving over 75,000 movies in its first year. That number is expected to double this year as the company launches on a nationwide scale via its online video sharing website.
- iMemories Previews New Service at Phoenix Social Media Club April 12, 2007
“At tonight‘s Social Media Club meeting we saw a really great preview of a new use of social media, the iMemories online site. iMemories is founded by one of the former founders of KnowledgeNet. Its mission is to help people who have old film and videos digitize and edit them online, and then share them with family members.”
- “iMemories Expanding Across U.S.”by Chris Casacchia, Phoenix Business Journal, March 2, 2007
Unlike the cultural phenomenon YouTube, iMemories is targeting the 35 and older market through a mix of online and traditional media advertisements. Michael Inouye, a research analyst at Scottsdale-based In-Stat, said iMemories will serve “a pivotal role in establishing a healthy future for the video market” because of its targeted demographic.
- “Old Memories Enter the New Technology Age”by Sarah Laidlaw, Scottsdale Airpark News, March 2007
The company that made it easy to transform memories saved on old physical media into accessible and enjoyable DVDs is expanding its horizons. iMemories opened its doors just over one year ago in the Airpark area. Since then, they have converted over 75,000 home videos, film reels, photos and slides into digital form allowing for the images to be revitalized and stored in an organized and protected format.
- “Reel Memories”by Michael Maresh, Payson Roundup, March 16, 2007
Richard and Sally Low, residents of Payson, Arizona, used iMemories services to convert more than 40 home movie reels to DVDs to preserve their family history and as gifts for their two children. The reels showed their marriage, their children growing in the numerous homes they owned and ended with their two children riding horses on their farm in New Hampshire. The services to convert the reels were “well worth it,” according to Low. “Otherwise, you would not see them again.”
“Saving Your VHS Memories”
by Rick DeBruhl, NBC 12 News Phoenix, February 27, 2007
“Most people don‘t realize that videotape has a life span. And here‘s the problem, for a lot of those videos you shot 10, 15 or 20 years ago that life span is coming to and end. Just ask Mark Rukavina. He runs a company in Scottsdale called iMemories. It takes all kinds of old home videos in all different formats and converts them to DVDs.”
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- “Time Threatens Precious Family Assets”Guest Commentary by Mark Rukavina, Anthem/Deer Valley Independent, January 17, 2007
While videotape is more affordable than film and represents a practical way to capture family moments, it is a dangerous medium to use for archival purposes. Experts agree that degradation of videotape begins as early as 10 years because it is magnetic.
- AZTechCouncil Radio ShowKFHX 1620 AM, December 12, 2006
iMemories founder & CEO Mark Rukavina is interviewed by Ron Schott of the Arizona Technology Council on station KFHX 1620 AM as part of their weekly program on technology news and trends.
“His & Hers Gifts”
by Michelle Glicksman, So Scottsdale! Magazine, December 2006
“iMemories gift set: Convert your old home videos and photos to DVD, $19.99 per VHS tape, $19.99 per 50 ft. film reel, 99 cents per print, negative or 35mm slide at iMemories, 480-767-2510.”
- “iMemories Readies 2nd Home Movie Festival, Online Service”by Jane Larson, Arizona Republic, November 2, 2006
“It‘s showtime for iMemories LLC, and in more ways than one. The Scottsdale company, which specializes in digitizing home videos, is inviting Valley residents to its second Home Movie Film Festival. Even bigger, it‘s launching an online service that will make iMemories available to family movie buffs nationwide.”
- “Home Movie Day”August 12, 2006
Scottsdale‘s iMemories to host metro Phoenix – first annual “Home Movie Day” at its digital studio. Public invited to free event.
- “Bringing Your Memories to Life”by Pete Christensen, Scottsdale Airpark News, July 2006
“Since I found out about iMemories I haven‘t stopped telling anyone who‘d listen. I‘m that excited about this.”
- “Keeping Memories Alive”by Marc David, 101 North Magazine, July 2006
Business puts old family movies on DVD, video iPods. “It‘s like dropping it off at DreamWorks, only we are local and this is all we do,” Rukavina says.
Food & Life Magazine, May 2006
Taking professional editing to the next level, iMemories creates movie “shorts,” “features” and “epics” that are set to music and include special effects.
“iMemories Turning Old Movies into Lasting DVDs”
Phoenix Business Journal, March 31, 2006
Christina Ruttenburg, an iMemories customer, said “The DVDs are professionally packaged, organized and labeled perfectly. It‘s also extremely fast and easy to jump around the DVD menu and find the fun segments I am looking to view.”
“Firm Will Transform Old Movies Into DVD”
Arizona Republic, March 25, 2006
iMemories has launched its home movie transformation service as a convenient way for families to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries with professionally edited movies with music soundtracks.
“New Scottsdale Firm Transforms home videos Into Special Occasion Gifts on Contemporary DVDs and Video iPods”
Entertainment Industry News, March 18, 2006
“Families everywhere have boxes of old media stashed away,” said company founder Mark Rukavina. “These physical film reels and video tapes represent memories that are irreplaceable. We professionally inspect, clean, repair, edit and transform them to contemporary digital media, creating a one-of-a-kind spectacular gift for a special event.”
- “Scottsdale Firm Saves, Restores Your Old Family Videos, Movies”Arizona Republic, February 4, 2006
“We take the power of Hollywood and do some real impressive editing [said Rukavina]. I mean some true magic has come within reach. We‘ve assembled a real all-star team of folks, from the technology perspective to the creative perspective to the branding perspective. A lot of people don‘t have a brand they can trust. We are that brand.”