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Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

A handful of days ago, word surfaced by way of anonymous sources that Comcast was in the process of acquiring slightly-aged startup FreeWheel, which specializes in serving up advertisements for Web videos, having bragging rights to many big-name clients. Today, sources have again surfaced, this time saying the business matter has been wrapped up.

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Getty Images unshackles photo library

Getty Images unshackles photo library

The Internet is packed with stock images, some that are public domain, some that are free to use with restrictions, and others that require a specific fee based on resolution and intended use. Arguably biggest among them all is Getty Images, which revealed today a drastic change to its business model: opening the doors to its digital library, with one condition.

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