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Digital Railroad Closes

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

To the disappointment of many and the surprise of no one, Digital Railroad announced today that it’s suspending operations. On October 15th Digital Railroad announced that it was seeking a buyer and would liquidate its assets if no other organization was willing to acquire the company as a whole.
This is especially unfortunate because what photographers [...]

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Getty Acquires Jupitermedia’s Photo Licensing Business

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Jupitermedia has announced today that its online photo & media licensing business is being acquired by Getty images for $96 million. Jupitermedia’s stock media brands include BananaStock, Workbook Stock, Brand X Pictures, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, The Beauty Archive, IFA Bilderteam, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, ITStockFree, [...]

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Why The PhotoShelter Collection Failed

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Earlier this week PhotoShelter announced that they are closing The PhotoShelter Collection, a service that allowed its members to license their images as stock. This was sad new, but not a surprise. While it was no doubt created with the best of intentions, The PhotoShelter Collection was based on a series of optimistic but ultimately [...]

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PhotoShelter Collection is Closing

September 11th, 2008 · No Comments

(Official statement from PhotoShelter)
Today, we regret to announce our plans to close The PhotoShelter Collection, our stock photography marketplace, effective October 10, 2008.
Going forward, PhotoShelter will focus our energy and resources on enhancing the PhotoShelter Personal Archive our original product that today provides thousands of photographers worldwide with bulletproof [...]

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