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Articles from August 2004

Amana IPO

By Jim Pickerell | 885 Words | Posted 8/16/2004 | Comments
In July, amana (parent company of Photonica) floated an IPO on the Tokyo "Mothers" market for 38.88% of its stock. They sold 485,000 of their 1,216,200 shares and raised about $100 million. Based on the share price in mid-July the company is valued at about $460 million.

A21 Second Quarter Results

By Jim Pickerell | 478 Words | Posted 8/16/2004 | Comments
a21, Inc. reported gross revenue for the second quarter of 2004 was $2.5 million. A21 completed its acquisition of SuperStock on February 29, 2004 so this is the first full quarter that they have owned the company. They had $797,868 in revenue from SuperStock in March giving them revenue of $3,325,165 for the first half of 2004. SuperStock generated gross revenue of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2003.

Zefa For Sale?

By Jim Pickerell | 933 Words | Posted 8/10/2004 | Comments
The London Financial Times says the private equity group 3i, a minority shareholder in Zefa, is looking at a possible sale of the company. The FT also predicts that Getty or Corbis might be buyers. However, there is good reason to believe that neither Getty nor Corbis will be interested And that Zefa will remain an independent company.

Advertising Shift

By Jim Pickerell | 1644 Words | Posted 8/10/2004 | Comments
New methods of advertising are likely to cause a dramatic shift in the way still images are used. Experts differ on whether increased Internet advertising will result in an increase or decrease in revenue, but having better data relative to internet usage is critical to understand the problem and planning. This story examines one way to get much better data on Internet use.

Jupitermedia Q2 Results

By Jim Pickerell | 498 Words | Posted 8/10/2004 | Comments
Jupitermedia has reported revenues for the second quarter of 2004 of $17.8 million compared with $10.2 million for the same period in 2003. Till now Jupiter has been a RF supplier, but within the next 40 to 70 days they plan to announce a new "revolutionary" way to sell Rights Managed images.

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Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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