- Part I and now Corbis buys LA firm that specializes in celebrity photos:
"The content almost sells itself," said Corbis CEO Gary Shenk. "I think demand for entertainment photography is insatiable on a global basis, particularly for celebrities."
Corbis has shrunk from more than 1,000 to 660 employees in five years, Shenk said.
Buying Splash puts Corbis in a growth market with the widest base of photographers taking candid pictures of celebrities, Shenk said.
"In 2007, it bought a company called Veer that handles content from amateur photographers", etc. -Sure thing.
(Abbreviated) Melissa Alisson/The Seattle Times, Business and Technology
This deal follows the partnership from March between Corbis and ZUMA Press.