Archive for November 2011

23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

Kodak Needs Money
They're not asking for donations (yet), but if you have several hundred million dollars to invest, they'd like to sell you their Kodak Gallery (Kodak bought Ofoto in 2001). As Kodak continues to try to transform from a film company into a printer company, they continue to shed assets. They are also burning through cash and have warned investors they may run out of cash within a year. Kodak Gallery "helps users store their digital photos and print them out into scrapbooks, cards and calendars for a fee." However, the business has never been profitable, and the drop in traffic could be a deterrent to potential buyers. Over the last three years, visitor traffic has dropped from about 7 million to about 1.5 million. In fact, compared to the other major photo-sharing websites (Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, and Shutterfly), Gallery's visitor count is way down at the bottom.

Photographer's Market 2012
If you're starting (or re-starting) out in Stock Photography, a very good resource for places to sell (remember, you're actually leasing) your photos is the latest edition of Photographer's Market. You can find it in our Bookstore at this link: It is also available for Amazon's Kindle (and Kindle apps), where you can download and start your research in under a minute.
Included are verified listings for magazines and book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, fine art, and more. You also get a FREE 1-year subscription to

RoboCallers Want Your Cell Number
The Mobile Informational Call Act, sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry, would allow robocalling* to cellular devices. Currently, under the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act, unsolicited calling to cell phones is prohibited. You don't have to be on a do-not-call list. Naturally, businesses (like banks and collection agencies) and their lobbyists are supportive, just as consumer groups are opposed. And there is another group impacted: Those on prepaid plans, where each minute incurs a cost, and those with tiered data plans. You could end up paying for unwanted cell phone calls!
*unsolicited calling to cell phones

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