30 Jun 2008 This Month in Microstock – June 2008

As the so called “summer slowdown” in microstock slides into place for another year, June turned out to be a normal news months with surprises, predictable news, and the inevitable controversy.

Dreamstime added multi-lingual function across their website copy, categories and keywords. They also raised prices and commissions, both simultaneously, with timely and clear communication, and with amounts that appeared to please everyone.

SnapVillage came out of beta with some technology upgrades and some more-than-scheduled downtime.

Alamy joined the microstock pricing realm with their controversial Limited Use license. They eventually gave in to overwhelming pressure and provided trapped contributors a two week window to opt-out of the scheme.

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