ArtToday.com and its Photos.com subscription service was recently acquired by Jupitermedia. Photos.com has 70,000 images online, and has been more than doubling revenue every six months. Alan Meckler, Jupitermedia's Chairman, expects Photos.com to generate more than 50% of the ArtToday division revenue in 8 to 15 months. Photos.com is seeking RF content from photographers and agencies.
This group of stories includes: Corbis Sues Amazon; new Masterfile promotion; changes in RM Pricing, Search Result Methodology and Photographer's Choice at Getty; General Motors Launces PhotoStore; Digital Workflow at Corbis; Clement Mok Offers New Subscription RF Pricing Strategy; Book Sale Statistics; On-Request Images and more.
Rumors have been floating around the industry that Solus Images has been sold, but Ari Kopelman, President of Solus, says they are ''categorically incorrect.'' Solus is still owned by Kopelman, Ira Shapiro and the investment bankers. For more about Solus see this story.
This article is a reprint of a Washington Post Sunday Magazine story that explores the issue of, ''Why has Bill Gates stashed millions of the greatest images of the 20th century under a mountain in Pennsylvania?'' Writer Mary Battiata visited the site.
According to the Puget Sound Business Journal followers of Corbis believe a public offering may be in the planning stages. VP Jennifer Hurshell said ''We haven't ruled out categorically diversifying ownership, but we have no plans at this time.''