Posts Tagged ‘stock’

Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia for $800 Million in Cold Hard Cash

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Adobe has acquired stock photo giant Fotolia to add a serious stock photography and video marketplace to the Creative Cloud. The price it paid is roughly $800 million in cash.
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Photo-Sharing Platform EyeEm Teams Up With HuffPo to Provide Publishers with Relevant Photos

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Photo-sharing platform EyeEm has officially inked a deal with The Huffington Post that will allow the AOL-owned publisher to use EyeEm’s growing archives to find relevant imagery for its content.

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GoPro Successfully Goes Public, Valued at Over $3 Billion

Yesterday, the moment for which GoPro has been preparing for the last several months arrived: CEO and Founder Nick Woodman rang the bell on the trading floor, and the company went public. Read more…

Surfing Camera Turned Action Cam Empire GoPro Files for $100 Million IPO

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The story of GoPro’s humble beginnings is an interesting one, and if you’ve not heard it we definitely suggest you click on this link and watch the video there before going on. But today’s news isn’t about those humble beginnings. It’s about the meteoric heights to which the company has climbed.

Announced at market close yesterday, the former one-man surf camera operation and current action cam king has officially filed for a $100 million IPO. Read more…

Nikon Stock Hits Three Year Low, Prompts Company to Restructure

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Last week, Nikon released its financial results for the last fiscal year (ending in March) and things aren’t looking good. The company missed financial forecasts yet again, closing at a three-year low that, it seems, has prompted Nikon to do some serious restructuring within the company. Read more…

iStock Celebrating Small Business Week With “100% Royalty Day”

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There’s no doubt that stock photography and the market’s methods of operation are much debated and often criticized. However, as part of it’s efforts to celebrate Small Business Week in the United States – and also likely in hopes to change some public opinion of such services – the Getty-owned iStock marketplace is dedicating an entire day to giving 100% of royalties to photographers.
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Screen Printed Posters Bring the Beautiful Branding of Analogue Film to Your Walls

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After his first successful Kickstarter, Jerome Daksiewicz is back at it again. This time around he’s working to create a neat collection of screen-printed posters based on the boxes and containers of film stocks past and present. Read more…

Getty Images-Owned iStock Jumping Into Subscription-Based Licensing

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The past few days seem to be filling up with more and more stock photography drama. From the announcement of Getty’s new embedding tool to 500px Prime’s change in payment, things keep getting more and more confusing. Well, to add to this confusion, we have yet another piece of news, this time from iStock… a company owned by none other than Getty. Read more…

500px Prime Goes Live, Will Offer Photogs 70% Off the Top Instead of 30%

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When 500px announced that it was introducing its own photo licensing feature, 500px Prime, the company received a lot of backlash from photographers who thought a 30% cut was far too little.

Well, it looks like 500px was listening. Because Prime went live yesterday with a significantly more favorable payment breakdown. Read more…

Embarrassing Stock Photography Slip Up Discovered on PayPal’s Campaigns Page

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A reader over at Gizmodo sent a tip their way yesterday pointing to an embarrassing situation involving PayPal’s use of a certain stock photograph.

Although it has since been removed, a photo of a small pocket watch over on PayPal’s Political Campaigns page with a “donate” button located over it was found bearing a rather obvious iStock watermark… oops. Read more…