pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: The Photo Marketplace That Never Launched: Flickr Stock  (Read 2499 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: January 15, 2009, 02:54 »
0
From TechCrunch, read here.
Quote
In late 2007 Flickr was strongly considering creating a marketplace where users could buy and sell photographs hosted on the service. It was to be called Flickr Stock.

Then-employee Sarah Cooper worked on the project and described it as The concept of Flickr Stock was to create an online marketplace where existing Flickr users could offer photos for sale as well as purchase photos taken by others. Cooper worked on the project in late 2007.

But Flickr abandoned the idea in early 2008 and decided instead to partner with Getty Images. A just launched beta program lets a handful of Flickr photographers sell their images on the Getty Images website. That program is being expanded and should launch in the next couple of months, Flickr General Manager Kakul Srivastava told me this afternoon.


Comment of Paul Melcher:
Quote
Getty protected its valuable Istockfoto asset thanks to this deal and delayed the opening of the flood gates. I would love to have heard how Yahoo was convinced to drop such potential revenue. Or is getty paying them a fee to be their exclusive representative ?


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
5 Replies
3380 Views
Last post February 24, 2007, 18:05
by HughStoneIan
178 Replies
38332 Views
Last post April 10, 2013, 20:08
by gostwyck
7 Replies
3129 Views
Last post December 15, 2013, 08:12
by djpadavona
3 Replies
2394 Views
Last post July 30, 2014, 08:46
by ruxpriencdiam
6 Replies
2144 Views
Last post July 18, 2019, 07:30
by Pauws99

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle