Calgary, AB: In a brilliant business decision today, Getty Images, a Seattle-based stock photography company, has decided to shut down operations of their Calgary office. This office was, at one time, home to eyewire.com, an up-and-coming threat to their main brand, PhotoDisc. It could be speculated that Getty Images made the purchase in 1999 with full intention to cripple this adept, agile company with bureaucracy, break down internal communications and team spirit and then enviscerate the remnants so no threat remained. It is rumoured that plans were announced to remove a few key components immediately and then allow the rest of the company to slowly whither on the vine.
Our office is going away. Shitty, shitty, shitty for everyone here. Mourn the death of a wonderful thing.