• How cool is this? World Wide Telescope

    February 28, 2008

    This is going to be great. There are some pretty nerdy looking kids in the video of the kids react to the WWTelescope. I think one of them looks like Bill Gates from 2nd grade but The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together i...

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  • Getty Images gets bought by Hellman & Friedman

    February 25, 2008

    2.4 BILLION. That's B for billion and 2.4 as in 2.4 billion. That is a hefty sum to pay for this woolly, slow moving mammoth, rich in content though. Getty Images Inc got snapped up today by private equity shop Hellman & Friedman affiliates for $34 per share in cash, in a deal it said was worth $2.4 billion, including the assumption of deb...

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  • And the winner is...

    February 24, 2008

    So this past week Toshiba announced it would discontinue the HD DVD, opening the door for Blu-Ray to become the new high def DVD standard. What a lot of people have been talking about however, and what this CNET article we found through Techmeme does a good job of analyzing, is how...

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  • Online Video Advertising...

    February 22, 2008

    According to this Techcrunch article, Google AdSense is rolling out a video-based ad placement service. Apparently, "Google is finally opening up the advertising program to any publisher in the U.S. that serves one...

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  • Seeing Machines

    February 17, 2008

    I found this over at Robert Scobles blog and thought it was interesting for using in video search, possibly detecting copyrighted content and who is developing the best technology to categorize video online. Gavin Longhurst, Vice President of Business Development for ...

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  • Get your Photos at Cutcaster - Adobe shutting down its Stock Photo Site

    February 15, 2008

    As of April 1, 2008, the Adobe® Stock Photos royalty-free image service will be discontinued. We made this decision in order to focus our efforts in other areas, and we want to share this news with you and let you know how it affects you. Over the next few months we will be making changes to Adobe Stock Photos. On March 4, 2008, search funct...

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  • Cutcaster over at Sphred

    February 14, 2008

    Take a look and give us a vote after you sign up when you get a chance. Thanks Sphred....

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  • Happy Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2008

    I hope everyone is having a great Valentine's day. Here are some great Videos uploaded by Julien for Valentine's Day. Here. And again. And one last time ;-)...

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  • Is 7 bucks what your photo is worth?

    February 14, 2008

    Is $7 The Magic Number For Microstock? February 13, 2008 By Daryl Lang As Corbis prepares to launch the first ad campaign for its micropayment site SnapVillage this month, the site is in the unique position to answer a vexing question: What's...

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  • New Licensing Model? Will it work?

    February 14, 2008

    Images today are generally licensed for a flat fee, exclusively or non-exclusively. GumGum founders Ophir Tanz and Ari Mir think a better way is to charge for impressions, or on an advertising-supported basis. GumGum allows any publisher to search for images (there are thousands available now via a number of photography agencies) - here´s an...

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  • Has anyone tried using Stock Photo Express?

    February 11, 2008

    I ran into this company today and it seemed to solve a lot of issues that contributors run into when uploading photos on the internet in bulk. From the website, Stock Photo Express is software that makes it easy to manage your stock portfolio, associate IPTC/XMP data with your images, and batch upload them to selected microstock photo agencies...

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  • Getty Drops After New York Times Says Auction Is in Jeopardy

    February 11, 2008

    Saw this one coming. By Sarah Rabil and Joseph Galante Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Getty Images Inc., the media company exploring financial options, fell as much as 7.1 percent on the New York Stock Exchange after the New York Times reported that its efforts to sell itself may be unsuccessful. Getty hasn't received any offers significantly abo...

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  • Cutcaster selected as top 5 Start up in NYC by InSITE

    February 11, 2008

    We got some fantastic news this weekend. For the last month, we have been preparing for our presentation/pitch to InSITE. InSITE is an entrepreneurial mentorship program that brings together the best and brightest students from Columbia and NYU Business and Law schools to support New York entrepreneurs in...

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  • Is there a market for advertising templates?

    February 09, 2008

    Is there a market for selling people video and picture templates which they can use for advertising, they can customize and then turn into advertisements for their own local businesses? Would businesses who wanted to advertise but not have the resources for a big agency to work with them use templates instead? Should Cutcaster offer templa...

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  • Culture Catch Film Salon Series - Kevin Bacon

    February 09, 2008

    Last night, I was invited to a pretty cool screening of The Woodsman with Kevin Bacon starring in a role as a pedophile reentering society. Culture Catch presented another movie screening in their Film Salon Series. If you haven't seen the movie or heard about it, it's a powerful but I thought a bit slo...

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  • What does Royalty Free stock photo licensing mean?

    February 08, 2008

    Royalty-free pricing means the cost of a stock photo or video is based on it's artistic and technical qualities, not the specific use. You will not have to buy any additional rights for any subsequent usage of the images or photos you purchase via Cutcaster. By selling a royalty-free photo, a photographer permits you many uses of the photo, in...

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  • Got $300k? Revver could be all yours!

    February 07, 2008

    CNET is reporting that video sharing site Revver is trying to sell itself for $300-500k, a pretty crappy price given its total funding of $12.7M. As most of you know already, Revver is a video sharing site that shares advertising revenue with its content creators. It also appears th...

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  • Media Request Submitted-Fireworks

    February 07, 2008

    media_type : video project_type : needed for RF use description : fireworks scenes or shows. 15 to 30 seconds. finales! priority : normal deadline : July 4th project_title : Fireworks...

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  • Sharing vs. Selling

    February 06, 2008

    Would you rather share your work with others or do you want to license it to them? What drives you more? Getting some notoriety or getting some money? How can you do both at the same time?...

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  • How we generate Revenue at Cutcaster?

    February 05, 2008

    We believe that Cutcaster’s sales will be primarily derived from the marketing of video and image reproduction as well as broadcasting rights to a range of business and individual customers. The site will employ a micro-payment model for this type of licensing and will tier the pricing of the content based on the resolution size of the file....

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