Peter Kafka

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Here’s the Most Popular Image From Getty’s Flickr Collection

Two years ago Getty and Flickr teamed up to to funnel photographers and the work they posted on Yahoo’s popular photo gallery into Getty’s professional shop. Now there are 250,000 photos in that collection. And Getty says this one from, Michael Bodge, is its best seller:

Alas, Getty won’t say how many copies of this one it has sold. And it won’t provide any other details about the collection’s performance, like the number of photos it has licensed in the last two years, or the amount of money it has generated, or the way that money is split between photographers, Yahoo and Getty. So we’ll just end here.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik