- A new competitor to Digital Railroad and PhotoShelter: Virtual Moment, LLC, announces the launch of its online image management service for professional photography workflows including image rights management, RSS photo feeds and
distribution: Spitfire Photo Pro.
The first customer is International Sports Images, working with 15-contract photographers.
Who are those guys? "The founders of Virtual Moment are Silicon Valley engineers who have partnered with a well-known sports photographer to deliver a software solution like none other available today." More details here.
- Creating portals in the twinkling of an eye: the new virtual photo portal Sciencepictures is taking advantage of the features the new middleware technologies are offering and specializes in showcasing medical and scientific images.
The portal, still under construction, will fully launch in March. KES Online is the company behind Sciencepictures, medical and scientific images from Mauritius Images, Superbild, allmedic and other photo agencies will be added.
May God bless the Mambo CMS.
- Other people only have full-time jobs whilst others feel that they are not fully stretched: Arlen Bartsch, Idee Inc.´s VP of Business Development, is building 21st Century Images (aka Signart with over 100,000 royalty-free vinyl-ready images) together with Peter Gariepy, formerly the President of Photos.com, and his own bookstore Valley Book Shop in historic Perth, Ontario.
Books? You got time for reading books? Congrats, just like other people (Thomas Hawk: So Many Beautiful Blogs, So Little Time; HorsePigCow: My so-called online life) I feel sometimes already swamped with all the information overkill of our digital lifestyle.
- Real people in real situations in real rain: "Harrison Ford stole a part of my life"; A Picture's Worth - The Photoshelter Blog.
- Deb Trevino meets Steve Rubel: I wrote earlier that Corbis should hire Steve Ruble, but now Steve joins the world´s largest independent PR firm Edelman which is also working for Getty Images.
Will Jonathan or some "hired gun" start to blog about the theory of relativity and the status of the Stock Photo Industry at all, using embedded Technorati Tags? Currently I have no clue if Steve will be responsible for the Getty budget, but if, that´ll be a lot of fun coming.
Here´s an interview Steve conducted earlier with Alan Meckler: "Few Blogs Will Generate Money".
- For the weekend and in the case Corbis finally goes public in the meantime: The New Market Bubble Theory; Wired.
- Swiss photo agency ImagePoint introduces the search for the agency´s images through the Google Toolbar.
- Hey, Brent Phelps of Index Stock, wake up, your latest "About The Image" headline news today (iView/Alamy) are about three weeks old.