Summary Box: Kodak to stop making some products

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THE END: Eastman Kodak Co. will stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames, marking the end of an era for a company that brought photography to the masses.

THE CHALLENGES: Although Kodak created the first digital camera in 1975, it was behind in marketing it. It was battered by Japanese competition in the 1980s and was then unable to keep pace with the shift from film to digital technology.

WHAT NOW: Kodak plans to phase out the product lines by midyear and look for other companies to license its brand for those products.