- New Subscriptions Q & A on the iStockphoto forum:
Quite a journey. The initial thread Subscription Shuffle (see last posting) regarding the integration into Photos.com and Jupiter Unlimited was closed after 1315 answers.
Now this new thread New Subscriptions Q & A ("We want to see iStock and Getty Images take a bigger chunk of the Subscription market") was started by rogermexico and has already gathered over 400 replies.
To the question "Won't that weaken our sales here at iStock?" he responds: "No. All of our research shows that the audience for these sites is different enough from our existing customer base that there won't be any kind of cannibalization. We are breaking into a new market, not re-selling to the same one."
And later: "We've still got a lot to discuss internally about all of this. Obviously a reaction this strong from the community must be taken into account".
Again, you need to read all the replies yourself for a complete & balanced overview.
[Update May 6th: the above mentioned thread was closed after over 1,100 replies]