Friday, September 23, 2011

Things of Interest Today - New Business Model around stock photos


With the cost of stock photos from Getty getting to expensive for small sites, here comes Stipple, a San Francisco-based startup that wants to change the way online photo licensing works in a big way.
We’ve just flipped the business model. This is a way for publishers to earn money by publishing photos,” Stipple CEO Rey Flemming said in an interview this week.   Seems they embed ads into the photos...

http://gigaom.com/2011/09/23/stipple-marketplace-stock-photos/

"Facebook’s Timeline, a re-imagined profile page that captures the history of a user, was the most visually stunning announcement today at the f8 conference. But the new initiative is more than just a design flourish. It’s a bigger push by Facebook to mine the opportunity in the past, giving people a lasting resource and digital diary from all their activities."


http://gigaom.com/2011/09/22/facebook-timeline-and-the-power-of-the-past/

Gives me a thought on bio interfaces
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/23/study-someday-our-bodies-could-talk-to-gadgets/

nice sounds bites from classic nasa
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nasa-makes-famous-sound-bites-available-for-use-as-ringtones/

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