A new portal called Talenthouse launches today, promoting the works of artists from multiple disciplines: music, fashion, fine art, graphic design, film and photography. It is originiated by Brit DJ Amos Pizzey and overseen by CEO Roman Scharf.
Talenthouse allows artists like supermodel Naomi Campbell (among others) to build their own profiles for free to display their work in full screen mode, gather followers and alert friends when new work is posted. The site’s business model includes selling subscriptions to its database to TV and film studios and talent agencies (a la IMDB Pro) as well as launching brand-triggered creative competitions to source the community for new design.
The cyber hacker-friendly founders of Pirate Bay are getting ready to launch a video sharing site dubbed VideoBay that won’t bother users with copyright takedown notices. Pirate Bay’s founders were found guilty of copyright infringement in a Swedish court in April, ordered to pay damages of $3.6 million to several entertainment giants.
In light of the situation in Iran, YouTube launched its own portal to help educate citizen journalists on how to engage better reporting. YouTube’s Reporter’s Center features house-made videos, clips from seasoned Pros from Dover including Katie Couric and Bob Woodward and practical shooting tips from sources such as Howcast.