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Russian-language news site Life News announced it is holding an auction from November 10 to December 31, during which readers have the chance to earn some cash from any original visual content they provide for the outlet, Lenta.ru reported today. Depending on the exclusivity of the videos or the images, individuals may earn anywhere between RUB300 (US$9.6 or €7.1) and RUB1 million ($32,000 or €23,700).

Ashot Gabrelyanov, director of the outlet's publishing house News Media Rus, urged readers not to distribute their photographs or video clips on online hosting sites for free but instead to find a way to make money from them, Lenta.ru said. News Media (which also owns newspapers Zhizn and Tvoi Den, magazine Zhara and online business news portal Marker) frequently embarks on lawsuits against companies that violate authors' rights.

According to Lenta.ru, the publisher is currently suing Google's YouTube service for hosting a video clip that was filmed for Life News by one of the site's correspondents. Gabrelyanov explained that this wasn't the first time that YouTube permits the act and that News Media wasn't going "to tolerate such rudeness anymore."

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-16 23:41

Japan boasts two new newspaper Web sites, both of which deliver the news in a highly-stylised artistic form known worldwide as manga, Asiajin yesterday reported.

Manga no Shimbun, or Manga Newspaper in English, is a general interest daily launched by KaBA Net on October 15, 2009. In pictorial headlines of such high quality they put to shame the ads beside them, the newspaper instantly and economically communicates the subject of a story to readers - and nonreaders - of any language.

The newspaper's press release (also in manga) promises translations to English, French and Korean as the publication grows.

Meanwhile, Trend Pro launched Nihon IT Manga Shimbun, or Japan IT Manga Newspaper, Thursday. Though this publication's chief focus is - as its title implies - on technology news, currently dead tabs labelled "Economics" and "Politics" suggest that coverage of those areas may be forthcoming.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-11-18 19:05

Promising to "[j]azz up your blog, at no cost, with millions of premium, relevant, fresh and legal images to choose from," PicApp today announced it has taken another step toward "solidifying its position as the ultimate source for images online," TechCrunch reported Tuesday.

The step entails a partnership with WordPress, which is apparently the online self-publishing home of choice, boasting more than 7.5 million bloggers to its credit.

While PicApp's venture with WordPress is not the first such partnership by the Israel- and San Francisco-based image broker, this project appears to be PicApp's most ambitious thus far.

Presently, PicApp claims a databank of 20 million premium images, purportedly properly licensed for legal compliance, and fully tagged for improved searchability.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-10-06 18:35

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