• Reinvigorate- Be careful you don't get addicted to your Web Stats

    September 28, 2007

    How do you collect important stats about your website and its visitors? We use a service called reinvigorate.net, which is in private beta but I am sure most people with a website can use it. It tracks a range of things that I find very useful as well as addicting: 1. I like seeing where our visitors come from and what brought them here. It...

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  • John Mckay, Getty's In house Counsel and former Fired Fed Prosecutor, leaves Getty after 3 months

    September 28, 2007

    In an story that caught my attention as a bit of a blast from the recent past. John McKay, the top lawyer at Getty, who just got hired by Getty, has left his position as the top lawyer at Getty Images after less than four months. If you remember, John McKay was the former U.S. attorney ousted in the Justic...

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  • Jupiterimages.com offers contributors new rights

    September 28, 2007

    Jupiterimages released an announcement calling up its microstock contributors from Stockxpert to the big leagues. JI now allows any Stockxpert members who have been on their network for three years the chance to su...

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  • Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition

    September 27, 2007

    As you know we have been setting up the payment and shopping cart for the last few days and I wanted to pass on some information that we learned along the process for anyone else who is thinking about setting up a Paypal account on their website. After seeing the ...

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  • BrightQube...

    September 26, 2007

    As this article on Microstock Diaries illustrates, this new online tool from BrightQube is a new way to search for images. It's basically like having Google Maps' scan and zoom functionality for what amounts to a map of royalty free ima...

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  • Gracey's Cutcaster Promo

    September 26, 2007

    Thanks to our friend Gracey for creating the first Cutcaster promo for us out of the goodness of her heart. Let us know what you think and if you want to check out some of Gracey's work check out her blog. Music Credit: PacDV Seed Photo: Ferdari (...

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  • Paypal Website Payments Pro Payflow Edition

    September 25, 2007

    Does anyone have any experience with this service? I believe it is a pretty new service and differs with their Payflo Pro Edition. Also for the international readers, does anyone have any experience using Moneybookers? Cutcaster is looking to offer it as an opt...

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  • Microsoft Investment in Facebook

    September 24, 2007

    Microsoft, it is rumored, is in talks with Facebook to make a 10 billion dollar investment into the social networking giant. I'll post more when we hear more but we are asking people over at Facebook if there is any truth to this. Most of you will remember that Microsoft has a multi-year deal to serve ads on Facebook for something like 900 mil...

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  • Another Fair Use/Copyright Infringement Lawsuit for Virgin Media

    September 24, 2007

    For the second time in as many months Virgin mobile is getting burned for their use of an underage girl's picture in an advertisement in Australia, which they never asked her if they could use. We already covered it once before in this blog. The 16 ye...

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  • Legally using images and videos in your blog

    September 22, 2007

    Copyright issues and clearing rights are so important to creating an ethical and secure marketplace. We have covered in previous blog posts what is Fair Use and understanding copyright laws better which you can find here. But that line can sometimes be g...

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  • Hulu, we hardly knewu...

    September 20, 2007

    I thought that was kind of funny. Anyway, the cannibalization of online video/image services that I've been touching on for the past couple months (Google Video and Yahoo Photos vs YouTube and Flickr being the two major examples), is continuing along as we ...

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  • Testing Cutcaster

    September 19, 2007

    We have begun our testing of the Cutcaster site, clicking around, uploading video, playing the videos and working out the bugs that we are finding. The first time we were able to get video to play on the site a few weeks back brought a huge smile to all our faces. It was a great accomplishment after a year and a half of brainstorming, to writi...

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  • The end of DRM...

    September 16, 2007

    Just a quick note from a Techcrunch interview with the CEO of Mozilla Europe. The article doesn't cover online video per se, but there is a pretty interesting quote from Tristan Nitot (the prez)...

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  • The Professional Scriptwriting Workshop & Clinic

    September 13, 2007

    If you are you interested in a Professional Scriptwriting Workshop & Clinic down in the Hollywood, FL area, please let us know. One of our future members, Alyn Darnay from Chaos Films, a production company shooting in Florida and the Caribbean, is holding the clinic in Oct. for four nights....

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  • Video Wars?

    September 13, 2007

    Mediapost featured an interesting article discussing what could be the first major signs of an upcoming battle between heavyweight video distributors: "Just last w...

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  • Amazon Web Services- New Contest for Start-ups

    September 12, 2007

    Cutcaster is heading next week to Amazon's web conference here in NYC where they will be talking about their different web service products and services. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), for example, is an impressive offering for storage on the internet. Check out these rates. Storage $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used Data Tra...

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  • Copycat- Yahoo follows Facebook's open invitation to developers

    September 12, 2007

    Anyone who is on Facebook knows that new apps are being built and distributed throughout the network at a pretty frenzied place. Anytime we log in to our Facebook page it is loaded with friends who are trying out and recommending new apps. This started when Facebook opened up their platform to deve...

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  • Red Digital Camera

    September 12, 2007

    I'd love to hear what people think about RED-ONE camera and if anyone is shooting using them. They are not cheap with the RED-ONE coming in at 17,500+. The camera supports all current HDTV and Digital Cinema distribution master standards, from which an NTSC or PAL standard definition version can be obtained via standard down conversion...

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  • Sept. 11th Memorial and Prayers

    September 11, 2007

    Some of you may know that a few of Cutcaster's staff work on Wall St. within a few blocks on the World Trade Center and have vivid memories of Tuesday, Sept. 11th everyday as we walk by Ground Zero. It's a chilling, sobering and constant reminder of how fortunate we are to be alive and able to go to work. Cutcaster wants to reach out to ever...

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  • Culture of Trust at Cutcaster

    September 11, 2007

    Developing trust is so important to any leader, especially an aspiring marketplace one like Cutcaster who wants to build strong relationships with people all over the world and from different cultures. Trust transcends culture and bonds people. We must have the trust of all our members and be able to trust them for a successful marketplace and...

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