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sjlocke
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 12:51PM
traveler1116
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 12:53PM
Whole article here:


http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/589b94b2-a41f-11e1-a701-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vcqock8j

(Edited on 2012-05-22 12:53:21 by traveler1116)
JAMCO1
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:02PM
Quelle surprise!
jjneff
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:05PM
So what dose this really mean for the business? Actually how dose it affect me?
Daedalum
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:10PM

i see it as getty suddenly in a board meeting realising once google cloud gets going and users can sell direct much easier without huge %'s being taken from them, then all stock agencies getty included will be defunct, so they are panic selling.....*


*possibly
EduLeite
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:13PM
Posted By jjneff:
So what dose this really mean for the business? Actually how dose it affect me?

No way we could know it...   Will depend on who buy it!
jjneff
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:15PM
Just give me your best and worst senerio 
sjlocke
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:21PM
What does Google Cloud have to do with anything? Anyone can sell direct currently.
PaulTessier
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:21PM
We sell more pictures, we sell no more pictures.
jjneff
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:24PM
This is a business that does well so we will still be selling pictures!
Daedalum
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:30PM
Posted By sjlocke:
What does Google Cloud have to do with anything? Anyone can sell direct currently.





its more a everyone will be able to host and sell via google, yes everyone can do it at the moment, but its easier as the way things are at the moment to go to a website specific for stock,, but the moment it doesnt become the best way to find pictures,, a new google image/video search implemented  via user rented cloud space, maybe,, then there will be no need for stock sites at all.


Quality , popularity, search terms, new files everything could be sorted and found  just as easily with just a slight change in the way google works, they could even stick on the sales side of things to make it easier where users can set their own prices. its inevitable its going to happen, the question is when.

(Edited on 2012-05-22 13:32:55 by esren)
sjlocke
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:38PM
Sorry, I'm not seeing it.
EduLeite
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:39PM
Nah,,, I don't see that google clould could be a competitor...

iStock has it guarantees on the images, on the buying system, on releases and etc.  It will cause to much trouble, be dificult and risky for a company to buy a image from diferent independent artist everyday!  
daveturton
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:45PM
agreed.
Box5
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:52PM
Let's buy it! Does anyone have $4 Billion? Mayeb 4 people with $1 billion?
blackwaterimages
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 1:57PM

I told you so.


H&F is interested investing, not growing a stock photo agency. Thier goal from day one has been to trim the fat (redunant staff...), use iStock to make Getty look as profitable and growing as possible, etc - essentially, build something that appears attractive to a potential new owner. Will this affect the individual contributor? Maybe, maybe not - but we're all definitely at the very bottom of the list of folks H&F is aiming to please.  I'll be cautiously optimistic about any develpments... but there's not a single thing anyone of us can do about it one way or another.


 


 
cmannphoto
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 2:01PM
Posted By Box5:
Let's buy it! Does anyone have $4 Billion? Mayeb 4 people with $1 billion?

Maybe Yuri and Sean could buy it
slobo
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 2:12PM
Business as usual, from my perspective.
mikemcd
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 3:10PM
This could be the best thing to happen to istock in a long time. Or the worst. Who knows. But at this point, looking at my plummeting earnings here, I'd be willing to entertain just about anything new as possible good idea. Things haven't exactly been going great under current ownership.
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Tue May 22, 2012 3:10PM
Best case scenario, things stay the same. Worst case scenario, things stay the same! .
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