Bruce Livingstone, a pioneer of Internet-based stock-art sales, is launching a new venture even has his original company struggles with some disgruntled photographers.
Expansion is key to iStockphoto and its parent company, Getty Images. A new Vetta video collection launching today leads the charge, but it's not the only new category on the way.
The online photo-licensing companies have disrupted the traditional stock-art business, and more changes are afoot as Stocksy gets a new CEO, Getty ends its Flickr partnership, and more iPhone photo apps arrive.
Better performance and more revenue lead one Web site to begin supporting a generally overlooked Google plug-in. Also: Internet Explorer 6 usage drags on.
Company adds legal protections for intellectual property matters involving the photos and other content it licenses.
Bruce Livingstone has stepped down from the microstock image-licensing business he founded. COO Kelly Thompson is taking over the Getty division.
iStockphoto shuts down a seller after a photographer complained her images were being sold without her permission. To make things right, iStockphoto might pay her royalties.
A plug-in enables photographers to upload their images directly to "microstock" Web site.
The microstock business balances attracting customers, making money, and keeping photographers happy. iStockphoto is adjusting its formula for 2008.
The microstock company is raising the cost of credits used to license images, meaning customers will have to pay more but photographers will get more.