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« on: February 07, 2013, 04:43 »
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Wow.. a little bird whispered in my ear about a new start up that is arriving on the scene.  A CO-OP microstock agency .. backed by none other than the grandfather of microstock.

I know only as much as the splash page reveals but I'm already as excited as a 5 year old at Christmas. 

http://www.stocksy.com

If this doesn't lure the iStock exclusives away from their crown, I don't know what will!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 04:47 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 04:49 »
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Is that Billy Bob Thornton?   :D

rubyroo

« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 04:51 »
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LOL

I love the choice of phrase 'Sustainable Stock'!

That can't be a coincidence.  Hilarious!

This could be interesting...


« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 04:53 »
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By invitation only ... OK I sent my e-mail address, cause indeed I'm curious!

« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 05:01 »
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Great. That will be interesting.


« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 05:09 »
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I was very curious.

« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 05:25 »
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By invitation only ... OK I sent my e-mail address, cause indeed I'm curious!

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Let's see if it will be an option for low-performing hobbyists like me...

Reef

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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 05:29 »
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Perfect timing and looking forward to learning more.

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 05:33 »
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"patronage performance returns to artists,"

This sounds rather weird wording. I am a little suspicious.

« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 05:40 »
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"patronage performance returns to artists,"

This sounds rather weird wording. I am a little suspicious.

From cubestat.com:

Index Info For: stocksy.com
Alexa Rank: 0
Quantcast Rank: 0
Compete Rank: 0
PageRank:
Backlinks: 0
Google Indexed Pages: 0
Google Indexed Images: 0
Yahoo Indexed Pages: 0
Live Indexed Pages: 0
Dmoz Listing: No
Dmoz Title:
Dmoz Description:
Dmoz Category:
Host IP: 107.23.110.93
Site Hosted in:
Owner:
ICANN Registrar: TUCOWS DOMAINS INC.
Site Age: 4 years
Created: 2009-07-19
Expires: 2013-07-19
Updated: 2012-10-23
Domain Suffix: Commercial
Archive: stocksy.com in the past

is this suspicious? I don't know, it only tells me that the idea has been around since 2009.

« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 05:46 »
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interesting..

« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 05:56 »
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Only half joking here, but this is the guy who sold us to the enemy in the first place  ;D

Nevertheless, I entered my e-mail...

« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 06:04 »
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I'm guessing this isn't going to be for the masses since it's a co-ownership thing.

« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 06:05 »
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Very interesting. His non-compete must have expired. It's showtime!

« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 06:15 »
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Interesting. I guess "cool" has come back to stock. :)

Lets see what he does.

« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 06:54 »
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"patronage performance returns to artists,"

This sounds rather weird wording. I am a little suspicious.

is this suspicious? I don't know, it only tells me that the idea has been around since 2009.


I'm guessing Bruce is like most people who like to build things online, they have a lot of domains that are just sitting there. They buy domains when they think of a domain name they like.  Maybe they use it for a later project, maybe it expires.. who knows.  On the other hand, if it was 2 years in the works.. all the better.

re: patronage performance returns to artists
Just guessing, but it possibly sounds like when there are profits they will be paid out as dividends to those who own shares in the company but also artists may get a year end 'bonus'.  .. just a guess

« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 07:07 »
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Very interesting. His non-compete must have expired. It's showtime!

It has :)  A couple of years ago.

« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013, 07:13 »
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i have some questions for Leaf :

i'm asking if IStock HQ know something about that ?
has someone access to the website? or is it by invitation only?


« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013, 07:18 »
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i have some questions for Leaf :
i'm asking if IStock HQ know something about that ?
has someone access to the website? or is it by invitation only?

I really don't know much more than anyone else and what I know is hearsay .. but...
Yes, I have heard that iStock knows about the site.  If they don't, they do now.
Yes, photographers are uploading to the site and yes it is by invitation only.

« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013, 07:25 »
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Anyone know if it's only photos? Or will there also be illustration, video, etc.

« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013, 07:29 »
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Yes, this sounds very, very interesting.

« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2013, 07:41 »
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who are the people that have received the invitation ?


« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2013, 08:25 »
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This is GREAT news and here is why. Some people feel Bruce left the ship and screwed us over. Well my friends he sold for a good profit as we all might do. It takes a certain personality to build from the ground up and Bruce has a proven track record on this! He probably had a no compete clause when he sold and my guess it that has expired. The commission is very fair and if anyone can pull this off with the contacts and knowledge it is Bruce. This is a good bet and if the site looks great then I say iStock is in for continued ride down. Let all sign up and see what happens, it's about time we had something positive to talk about!!!


 

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