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Newbie Discussion / stringershub.com
« on: February 01, 2021, 20:56 »
Someone has make some content for stringershub.com. How is it?. Is it worth? Thanks! :)

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General Stock Discussion / Someone Knows www.artpal.com ?
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:39 »
Someone knows www.artpal.com ? I find this website where we can sell our work. But i don't know much about www.artpal.com. :(

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Alamy.com / AlamyPOTM
« on: December 04, 2020, 21:26 »
I don't know much about Alamy, but four of my photos got AlamyPOTM, this make promote my work?
https://www.alamy.com/search/lightbox/4178593.html

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This is the last straw for hungry and cheating shoppers. A "return" of an image 30 cents. Sure, they returned the image, I already believed those crap buyers. Look .

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Newbie Discussion / How is PressFoto ?
« on: October 28, 2020, 14:53 »
Hi, someone has ports in PressFoto, i only know this.

PressFoto is a Russian stock image agency

We sell royalty free images, vector graphics and video footages which you can use in literally any project imaginable. We license content for marketing campaigns, for commercial and non-commercial usage, for goods packaging, interior design and of course for websites illustration. Our library consists of millions of files many of which are unique and available only on our website.

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I think this would be a good news for Dreamstime.


US justice department sues Google over accusation of illegal monopoly

Lawsuit accuse tech company of abusing its position to dominate search and search advertising
The US justice department filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, accusing the tech company of abusing its position to maintain an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising.

Two decades ago, Google became the darling of Silicon Valley as a scrappy startup with an innovative way to search the emerging internet. That Google is long gone, the suit alleged.

Today Google is a monopoly gatekeeper for the internet that has used pernicious anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies.

The antitrust suit is the most significant legal challenge to a major tech company in decades and comes as US authorities are increasingly critical of the business practices of the major tech companies.

The long-awaited case, filed in Washington DC, alleges that Google unfairly acts as a gatekeeper to the web through a series of business agreements that effectively lock out competition.

Justice officials have also challenged an arrangement in which Googles search application is preloaded, and cannot be deleted, on mobile phones running its Android operating system. The company pays billions each year to secure default status for its general search engine and, in many cases, to specifically prohibit Googles counterparties from dealing with Googles competitors, the suit states, in a move that has foreclosed competition for internet search.

Googles alleged anticompetitive practices are especially pernicious because they deny rivals scale to compete effectively, and thwart potential innovation, the suit alleged.

In a statement Google called the suit deeply flawed. People use Google because they choose to not because theyre forced to or because they cant find alternatives, the company said.

Google dominates online search in the US, accounting for about 80% of search queries.

The suit marks a stunning reversal for Silicon Valley which has largely avoided clashes with Washington even as European regulators have levied huge fines against Google and others.

European regulators have fined Google a total of $9bn for anticompetitive practices. In 2018 Donald Trump attacked the EU decisions. I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google, Trump tweeted. They truly have taken advantage of the US, but not for long!

Since then the mood has changed, with Trump and other conservatives joining liberals including senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in attacking the dominance of tech firms including Amazon, Google, Facebook and others.

While Democrats have largely stuck to criticizing the scale of big techs dominance Republicans, including Trump, have accused the major tech companies of censoring conservative speech.

Trumps attorney general, William Barr, reportedly pushed for the justice department to file its suit against the company against the wishes of lawyers who wanted to take more time on the case. Today, millions of Americans rely on the internet and online platforms for their daily lives. Competition in this industry is vitally important, which is why todays challenge against Google the gatekeeper of the internet for violating antitrust laws is a monumental case both for the Department of Justice and for the American people, said Barr.

The case comes after a hard-hitting House subcommittee report concluded big tech wielded too much power and was censoring political speech, spreading fake news and killing the engines of the American economy.

The charges mark the first time since the famous Microsoft lawsuit of 1998 that the US government has accused a company of operating a monopoly under the Sherman Act, a law that dates back to 1890 encouraging competition between enterprises.

In the suit the government lawyers point out that Google was among those who argued Microsofts practices were anticompetitive, and yet, now, Google deploys the same playbook to sustain its own monopolies.

But the justice department said Googles parent company Alphabet had learned one thing from the Microsoft case. Referring to a notorious line from the Microsoft case, Googles chief economist wrote: We should be careful about what we say in both public and private. Cutting off the air supply and similar phrases should be avoided.

Googles employees have also received specific instructions on what language to use (and not use) in emails, the suit claimed. Google employees were instructed to avoid using terms such as crush, kill, hurt or block competition, and to avoid observing that Google has market power in any market.

Google has $120bn in cash and deep political ties in Washington. The case will take years before any decision is reached and will likely set off a cascade of other legal actions. Attorneys general across the US are already investigating the company and the justice department is conducting a separate investigation into Googles ad-tech practices.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/20/us-justice-department-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google

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I have a question, i don't know, but i believe Bigstockphoto belongs to Shutterstock.  Do you know more about it?

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Adobe Stock / Payout in Euros to Payoneer
« on: September 23, 2020, 16:12 »
Hi, I would like to know your experience about payout in Euros to Payoneer in Adobe Stock. I have Paypal account, but i would like to try with Payoneer. My payouts from Adobe Stock are in Euros.
Thanks!

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I would like to know if someone here have experience in Arcangel as contributor.

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Hi, everyone. Someone knows an easy way to editing key words in photos already accepted in Adobe Stock? Please help me! I have to do one in one word. I'm changing some keywords in old photos more words. Sorry for my bad english.

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Illustration - General / Tutorial for drawing
« on: April 27, 2020, 16:47 »
Good afternoon, does anyone know a good tutorial on YouTube to learn how to draw? ;)

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Adobe Stock / Good bye Adobe Stock from Venezuela.
« on: October 08, 2019, 15:16 »
It's sad this situation, "due to the recent Presidential Executive Order in the United States (Executive Order 13884) regarding activities with the government of Venezuela, Adobe is no longer permitted to provide you with access to software and services, or to make your Works available to customers."

I'm Very sad ! :'( :'( :'(

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General Stock Discussion / The best place for sale vectors
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:59 »
Someone know where is the best place for sale vectors, what about Shutterstock and 123RF ? :)

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It's possible to earn $100 selling images on shutterstock per month. I earn approximately $30. :(

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123RF / Load CSV files
« on: May 23, 2017, 16:02 »
I'm not sure how to write this file.Please some one could help me? I can't see my files on portafolio, but they have been given tags,titles and country.
Please, some help needed.

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iStockPhoto.com / Istock don't let me upload more files
« on: April 22, 2017, 10:13 »
hi, i'm upset, Istock don't let me upload more files, this is the message appear.
 "Error: 'submission_batch' maximum number of contributions reached"
I have only 73 files on Istock.

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Alamy.com it's a good place for someone new in microstock business. Please, i would like to hear your suggestions. Thanks! :)

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Hi, i'm new in this business, i wuold like to know if it's possible to live only selling photos in microstock site?

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