... of the last days: JASTEC acquired LTU Technologies (Link); Digimarc releases ImageBridge 2005 (Link); Getty reports QI/2005 results (Link); PicScout partners with Digimarc (Link) and finally Getty has bought Digital Vision (Link; in depth: "Getty snaps Digital Vision", Seattlepi.com, and "Getty acquires Digital Vision", Seattle Times); Yahoo picked up my story "WHO DELIVERS THE ICONIC WAR IMAGES - PROS OR AMATEURS?" (Link) in the "Directory >Arts >Visual Arts > Photography>Photojournalism>War Photography" (Link); Adobe to acquire Macromedia (Link and also Kottke); and Footage.info looks at the numbers behind the Getty/Digital Vision deal regarding footage:
Getty Images, which recently announced record quarterly revenues, and the acquisition of London-based Digital Vision, says for the third consecutive quarter its footage revenues have grown by 20 per cent. During the first quarter of 2005, revenues from footage sales were six per cent of its overall business, equating to some $10.69m. During the period, individual sales averaged $681 per clip. Getty says it acquired royalty-free image provider Digital Vision for $165m in cash. Overall, the first quarter ended with what Getty describes as "a particularly strong performance in March -- the best month in our history" and resulted in record quarterly revenues of $178.1 million, up nearly 14% on its performance in the first quarter of 2004.
And, best of all, Ricoh has announced a new 8 megapixel version of my favourite Ricoh Caplio GX.
Posted by Andy