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Carlyle Group Buys Getty Images For $3.3 Billion

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Ownership of the stock photo giant Getty Images has changed hands. The Carlyle Group has bought a controlling stake in Getty Images for the price of $3.3 billion, and it's also reported existing execs will invest a lot of their equity into the deal. Getty Images was previously owned by...
Carlyle Group Buys Getty Images For $3.3 Billion

The Truth Is, We Desperately Need Our Government To Waste Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

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The transcontinental railroad. The highway system. The Internet. These are all examples of "platforms" upon which our economy is built. They're also each the product of profound waste on behalf of government, which built, funded, or supported each platform's construction to its massive short term loss. In his new book,...
The Truth Is, We Desperately Need Our Government To Waste Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

Pixoto brings monthly subscription plans to its community vote-based stock image library

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Back in January, we brought you news on Pixoto, an online stock image library that’s striving to stand out from the slew of incumbents already operating in the crowded space. Finding the right stock snaps can be a tricky and time-consuming affair. To help users find the best imagery, however,...
Pixoto brings monthly subscription plans to its community vote-based stock image library

Why Being A Publicly Traded Company Isn't Always The Best Situation

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SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg led a round of financing in his company that created the benefits of an IPO while largely avoiding the headaches of being a public company. He raised $800 million for his online survey company through a combination of debt and equity earlier this year. Of that...
Why Being A Publicly Traded Company Isn't Always The Best Situation
HP's new Moonshot: 1,800 servers per rack, 3M visitors/day on 720 watts

Copyright Trolls 2.0: image sites embrace Righthaven tactics

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A photo company sued sports site Bleacher Report this week for using photos of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and a celebrity actress. It turns out the case is just the tip of a much larger campaign in which image owners are using a controversial legal tactic known as “copyright trolling”...
Copyright Trolls 2.0: image sites embrace Righthaven tactics

Bank of America raises its price target for Facebook to $35 thanks to 'innovation' with Graph Search

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch has raised its price target for Facebook to $35 from $31 thanks to news of the social network’s Graph Search feature. According to the bank’s analyst Justin Post, Graph Search was “an example of Facebook’s ongoing innovation to increase engagement and potential to add revenues...
Bank of America raises its price target for Facebook to $35 thanks to 'innovation' with Graph Search

Calling All iPhoneographers — Foap Wants To Get You Paid

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Did you know that the word iPhoneography has its own Wikipedia entry? Me neither (look quick before it gets deleted). It’s the art of creating photos with an Apple iPhone, apparently — a phenomenon that a new Swedish startup hopes to cash in on by enabling iPhoneographers to do the same. Launching...
Calling All iPhoneographers — Foap Wants To Get You Paid
Media marketplace Pond5 acquires European stock photo startup Pixmac
Anonymous leaks a bunch of Defense Department documents, but they're mostly a snooze

With an official launch just 4 weeks away, Wander unveils WanderWeeks

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If ever a startup did tease, it was Wander. With the simple Suessian tagline “Oh, the places you’ll go”, the beautifully designed site — still in its skeletal pre-launch form — gives off vibes of travel, wanderlust and the beauty of the world that surrounds us. While still in mystery...
With an official launch just 4 weeks away, Wander unveils WanderWeeks

Landing on Mars, grappling with Microsoft Surface, and other quotes of the week

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The best quotes, comments, tweets and random observations we heard this week …  “If anybody has been harboring doubts about the status of U.S. leadership in space, well, there’s a one-ton, automobile-size piece of American ingenuity, and it’s sitting on the surface of Mars right now.”  — John P. Holdren,...
Landing on Mars, grappling with Microsoft Surface, and other quotes of the week
Pinterest's Attribution Program Grows: Dreamstime Joins To Help End Battle Over Watermarked, Copyrighted Images
EyeEm on rival Instagram: 'This is exactly how you can't mess with the user'

Media Licensing Marketplace Pond5 Launches Massive Redesign, With Advanced Search And Customized Artist Pages

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Over the years, New York City-based Pond5 has grown its marketplace for finding video, photos, and other media pretty dramatically. But now that it has reached critical mass, it can be difficult to sort through all the millions of pieces of content to find what you want. To improve on...
Media Licensing Marketplace Pond5 Launches Massive Redesign, With Advanced Search And Customized Artist Pages

Google wants you to help stock its Google Drive stock images library

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We know how it goes. You’re working on that killer presentation or document and want to add images to go with your work…but lo and behold you can’t seem to find the right stock photo, or any picture that’s suitable. Oh, for the love of god, why would anyone use...
Google wants you to help stock its Google Drive stock images library

The Founder Of Shutterstock Took 100,000 Photos To Get His Company Off The Ground

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After founding (and failing) a bunch of companies early on in his career, Jon Oringer noticed the same thing with each startup - he needed photos to sell his products and services. So, Oringer took it upon himself to take 100,000 photos and launch a stock photo subscription service.  That...
The Founder Of Shutterstock Took 100,000 Photos To Get His Company Off The Ground
Getty Images acquired in huge $3.3B buyout

The Tao of Shutterstock: What Makes a Stock Photo a Stock Photo?

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And how do photographers know that I'll need a picture of the sun streaming through clouds?...
The Tao of Shutterstock: What Makes a Stock Photo a Stock Photo?

ImageBrief, A Crowdsourcing System For Stock Photos, Closes $700,000 Round

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ImageBrief, a request-based stock photo marketplace that aims to give Getty a run for its money, has raised a $700,000 round from Square Peg’s Paul Bassat and Justin Liberman as well as other Australian investors. The company, originally based down under, has thus far raised $2.2 million. Imagebrief uses a...
ImageBrief, A Crowdsourcing System For Stock Photos, Closes $700,000 Round

How Stock Photo Company Shutterstock Is Turning An Industry Threat Into An Opportunity

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As smartphone cameras improve, more and more people are able to take quality photos that could, in effect, threaten a service like Shutterstock. However, Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer doesn't see it that way. "It's less of a threat." Oringer told us. "It's more of an opportunity." Watch below...
How Stock Photo Company Shutterstock Is Turning An Industry Threat Into An Opportunity

With 1.4M Images Uploaded, Foap Adds $500K for Crowdsourced Stock Photo App

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Foap, an app that lets users sell their iPhone photos, announced today that since it launched in June over 1.4 million images have been uploaded to the app, with almost one million of them approved for purchase by media agencies and anyone else looking for crowdsourced stock photography. BetaKit covered...
With 1.4M Images Uploaded, Foap Adds $500K for Crowdsourced Stock Photo App

Media Marketplace Pond5 Acquires Stock Photo Startup Pixmac To Expand Its International Presence

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Over the years, photo and video licensing company Pond5 has tried to differentiate itself with an artist-friendly licensing model, allowing its contributors to set their own terms and splitting sales with them 50-50. That’s a much more favorable revenue split than the competition, and as a result, the marketplace has...
Media Marketplace Pond5 Acquires Stock Photo Startup Pixmac To Expand Its International Presence
Wanna get paid $5 for iPhone photos? Foap makes it easy

Someone Ordered The $3.99 Giftwrap On Amazon And This Is What He Got

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Amazon has a gift-wrapping option for the holidays. For $3.99, the retailer will do it for you.  But one customer's giftwrapped merchandise left a lot to be desired.  "My brother got the $3.99 gift wrap option on Amazon," the man posted on Reddit.  Amazon's stock photo shows that this is...
Someone Ordered The $3.99 Giftwrap On Amazon And This Is What He Got

Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community

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Fotolia, the company that’s home to an online marketplace of royalty-free stock photos, has just acquired Wilogo, a crowdsourced design community. The all-cash deal involves the acquisition of the team, the website and services, and will see Wilogo remaining independent when the deal completes. Founded in 2006, Wilogo is currently...
Stock Photo Site Fotolia Acquires Wilogo, A Crowdsourced Design Community
Like Vanity Searches? Mention Launches Social Media Monitoring For The Rest Of Us

Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Denies Impersonating Teenage Girl on Facebook, 'Same Sex Kissing Day' Protest Proceeds

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Proudly anti-gay fast food chain, Chick-fil-A, is denying accusations that it created a fake account of a teenage girl, who defended the restaurant chain through comments on its Facebook page, after a boycott from one of its suppliers. Savvy users ousted the ringer account, “Abby Farle,” by proving that her suspiciously...
Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Denies Impersonating Teenage Girl on Facebook, 'Same Sex Kissing Day' Protest Proceeds
Denmark’s Iconfinder Snaps Up $1.5M To Take On Google And Shutterstock, Uses SV’s AngelList To Find A Danish Backer

AudioMicro adds 100k sound effects to revamped stock audio site, debuts pay-as-you-go pricing scheme

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AudioMicro, a site where you can find royalty-free sound effects and music, has added over 100,000 new sound effects from the library of Sound Ideas. The cool thing about this is the fact that this collection of contemporary and vintage sound effects have traditionally been available exclusively on CDs and...
AudioMicro adds 100k sound effects to revamped stock audio site, debuts pay-as-you-go pricing scheme
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