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Another great story out of France today: As you might remember, French president Nicolas Sarkozy used to be married to a very free thinking woman called Cecilia. While still a minister, but already the “chosen one” to succeed the heart attack stricken Jacques Chirac, Mr Sarkozy got a big surprise one morning when he saw Read More →

Apparently Picapp is having some hiccups. As per many posts in their forum, Picapp has been supplying non authorized images to bloggers worldwide for free. Apparently Getty¬† was supposed to only put their wholly owned images via the Picapp service. That is images either produced by staff photographers or bought outright. But by some API Read More →

As the beast stumbles, the race continues. Mighty Associated Press has decided to increase its celebrity coverage by an additional 21 staffers spread out between the East Coast and West Coast. And not just photographers, but also writers, videographers. Furthermore, AP will not just limit themselves to red carpet, but might join the ranks of Read More →

Photoshelter, the “business in a box” provider, as it brands itself, has just launched a Flickr import tool. For quite a while, many image distributors, photo agencies included, have banged their heads against their walls trying to figure out how to capitalize on the Flickr offering. In a nutshell, this tool allows Flickr Pro users Read More →

Hear that silence ? It is the industry without Getty Images quarterly report. No more pseudo analysis by wannabee traders, no more speculations, no more elaborate calculations that result in insane conclusions. It’s the peaceful sound of the industry looking at pictures again, and not crushing numbers anymore. It’s the silence of the eyes, where Read More →

According to a press release of this morning, Getty Image board has agreed to be bought by San Fransisco based private equity firm Hellman and Friedman LLC for $2.4 Billion dollars. That is more than the estimated total size of the stock photo industry as per Getty Image itself . They had, as many others, Read More →

The most World Press awards this year and not a buyer. Shows that photojournalism doesn’t pay. It is quite ironic that the company that has grown through so many purchase cannot sell itself. But then again, it never said it wanted to. Johnathan Klein and the official voices of Getty Images never confirmed the selling Read More →


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It’s all about to change. Prices are going down while supply is increasing. Big retailers are suffering from the advent of easy to launch website. Quality content is being challenged by an ever increasing flow of new talents and revenues are spreading like over a high volume rather than on a few top names. Producers Read More →

A great story out of France today. You remember the Frenchman who made the world market crash ( I know, I know, just joking), Jerome Kerviel, responsible for a 7 billion dollars loss at the Societe Generale? He has become a superstar, especially in his native country. However, he has been very illusive and only Read More →