More consolidation sweeps the microstock market for royalty-free photographs as BigStockPhoto gets snapped up.
Stock art company says it needs a "need a bigger, better offering to achieve success in microstock." It is folding its low-cost photography-licensing site into its Veer property.
Getty Images has agreed to acquire one of its top competitors, Jupiterimages, for $96 million. Another rival, Corbis, is cutting photographer royalties.
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