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When you hear about stock agencies talking about AI. Think mechanical turk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turk

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Received today from Colourbox
« on: February 09, 2021, 10:40 »
That happen with us a year or two ago. Their percentage on royalties is so slow. Don't worry about it it's a dying agency. Just pull your content.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: We are having some impact
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:09 »
Let's say they reverse their policy.

Would you ever be able to trust Shutterstock again?

Never do business with a Robber Baron.  (unscrupulous methods to get rich)

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Shutterstock.com / Re: So they do use AI to review then...
« on: August 16, 2020, 10:28 »

I used to think that the staff in NY was actually doing reviews, and then on weekends, they were off (like the people who watch the site or the forums, who are invisible on weekends) then they came back on Monday. That would mean the offshore contracts were still working most of the time. Just a thought, no evidence or anything, or maybe I just saw what I wanted to see?

just search on linkedin "Image Curator at Shutterstock" or "shutterstock reviewer"

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Timing of the royalty cut
« on: August 11, 2020, 20:29 »
First the pump and now the big dump by Mr Oringer. Shutterstock will be sold soon based on this.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shutterstock-announces-proposed-public-offering-201900037.html


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First the pump and now the big dump by Mr Oringer. Shutterstock will be sold soon based on this.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shutterstock-announces-proposed-public-offering-201900037.html

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Jonny is selling more.
https://sec.report/Document/0001179110-20-008739/
He sold 0.5% of his stocks this time. I don't have previous statements archived, but I think he've sold around 2-3% of his assets since March. It is not a big deal, but why now?
exactly. why now?
here is all the documents on jonny
https://sec.report/CIK/0001559639
plus another one not listed on his id https://sec.report/Document/0001549346-20-000036/

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Shutterstock.com / Re: So they do use AI to review then...
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:01 »
All the agencies will never get AI to work completely to review. Too many edge cases. One mistake with the wrong trademark or restriction and all cost save will be wiped out.

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pump and dump
ss will be the myspace of stock agencies soon.

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This is actually a way to keep you from DELETING your images.

While your portfolio is disabled, you can't access your own images to delete them.  They still show up in Shutterstock's database, so Google sees them, and directs searchers to Shutterstock, using your image.  They still count toward Shuttertock's count of images.

So, rather than disable, delete.
just tested this with a google search on some of my descriptions. True.
time to start deleting file instead of disabling them. Since ss is doubling down on their positions.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
« on: July 03, 2020, 15:38 »
10 now. next 3

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Is blackbox still on shutterstock? If they are and you are contributor. Do you have anyway to get your video out of shutterstock?
How much is your royalty on .34?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: June 15, 2020, 05:55 »
Any takers?

https://www.glassdoor.ca/Reviews/Shutterstock-Reviews-E270840.htm

It seems like shutterstock cares about what goes on on glassdoor.  lot of honest reviews from submitters would be a good idea.

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Maybe Amazon? They seem to want to have a toe in every conceivable field.
Or Google maybe? Integrated into Docs?

I think amazon too. Lots of other factors point to them.

One thing for sure.  Just like with all the previous agencies that sold to bigger agencies over the past 3 decades. Contributors won't share in the profits from the sale.


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I hadn't realised that even if it is a small part of his holdings it is still the most he's ever sold. I wonder if he is trying to get out as quick as he can without spooking the market.
who is buying on the other end? slowly acquire

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more like 46573 shares over 3 days
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1549346/000117911020006941/xslF345X03/edgar.xml

but yes and small amount compared to the total amount he owns

Let's point out the his quarterly dividend is 2,755,658.18

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I would agree. Look at Jarrod Yahes, new CFO, and how many companies he's been at that were acquired.
and he was at https://zetaglobal.com/about/ before shutterstock
John Sculley ex CEO at Apple.
Connecting the dots.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: May 26, 2020, 15:54 »
Truly the most powerful way is to have a large enough group of people disable their port on June 1

I agree. I hope everyone is onboard.
and since you're in with Blackbox. Ask them too.

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Illustration of shutterstock's incompetency.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock just became iStock 2.0
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:06 »
It's like they are trying to run shutterstock into the ground. We'll be pulling all videos and images (over 40,000)

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I think it should of been accepted but I would be surprised if it sold once. BUT an art buyer might have that exact need for that image. I personally would crop out the bottom 2/3s

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Image Upload Limit due to Covid-19
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:45 »
This shows the lack of resources and abilities of ss.

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