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Shelma1

« on: April 08, 2015, 10:35 »
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"Today, however, the two sides announced a new partnership 'to develop image-rich, compelling products and services for Microsoft products like Bing and Cortana using Getty Images world class imagery.' The companies will partner 'to provide real-time access to Getty Images imagery and associated metadata to enhance the Microsoft user experience.'

I have no idea what this means for Getty/iS contributors. But why do I assume it's bad news?

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/microsoft-and-getty-images-end-dispute-over-bing-photo-tool-ink-new-partnership/


« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 10:38 »
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 ::) bing

« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 11:32 »
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How much do you bet that Microsoft will do an Adobe and buy up Getty  ;)

« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 11:56 »
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It probably means you get a hundredth of a penny when your images come up in certain searches on Tuesdays in months with Y in them.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 13:08 »
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Pretty much the one question I had when I started reading this "exciting news". How much will I get paid! The rest I really don't give a hoot much anymore. I don't care who or how, I just want them to Show Me The Money!

"Our technology teams will work together to create beautiful, engaging applications and services for Microsoft users with licensed content and attribution for photographers and other content creators.

I don't want attribution I want to be paid.

It probably means you get a hundredth of a penny when your images come up in certain searches on Tuesdays in months with Y in them.

And also:

How much do you bet that Microsoft will do an Adobe and buy up Getty  ;)

That may not be all bad? But this appears to be the end to the lawsuit about Bing search and the collages.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 15:52 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 15:25 »
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Will this mean more sales for us or more freebies for the world at large?

KB

« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 23:19 »
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Will this mean more sales for us or more freebies for the world at large?
"Getty and Microsoft ..." -- do you even have to ask?

Perhaps you meant that to be rhetorical.  :)

« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 23:23 »
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Will this mean more sales for us or more freebies for the world at large?
"Getty and Microsoft ..." -- do you even have to ask?

Perhaps you meant that to be rhetorical.  :)

A faint whiff of hope.  Or more likely paint fumes. 

Hobostocker

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 00:39 »
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if they need Getty on board it must be about a News App for mobile platforms to integrate with Bing and Bing Maps, what else they could mean for "image rich products and services", they already own Corbis.


Uncle Pete

« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 21:06 »
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Did you fail to follow the link in the first post? "Tuesday that Getty dropped its lawsuit against Microsoft, which was originally filed this past September."

Maybe the words, "Massive Infringement" will help?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/04/us-getty-images-microsoft-lawsuit-idUSKBN0GZ2B720140904

What else could it mean, you ask? Settlement.  ;D

if they need Getty on board it must be about a News App for mobile platforms to integrate with Bing and Bing Maps, what else they could mean for "image rich products and services", they already own Corbis.


 

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