08 Oct Shutterstock to Save Politicians from Themselves with Gaffe-Proof Collections

More and more frequently, politicians are getting egg on their face due to inaccurate use of stock imagery in their campaigns. But stock-friendly politicians need fear no more as Shutterstock has the solution. By curating personal collections of campaign-safe images for individual politicians, the politicians' campaign designers can be sure images are shot in the relevant place and feature people relevant to the politicians' electorate. The Gaffes According to...

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08 Oct Shutterstock to become the Exclusive Distributor of Red Bull Footage

This Tuesday Shutterstock announced a distribution deal with the video production arm of Red Bull. Footage from the Red Bull Media House will be available for license exclusively on Shutterstock, supported by a joint marketing campaign. The Red Bull Media House Collection The Red Bull Media House produces professional, high quality footage around action and extreme sports themes. Thousands of HD and 4K videos, including aerial, time-lapse, slow motion, adventure, wildlife and landscapes,...

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06 Oct Canva Raises $15 Million Series A at $165 Million Valuation

Online design platform Canva has today announced a Series A funding round of $15 million at a $165 million valuation. The company, where I'm an employee, has recently passed the 5 million user milestone after just two years since launch. Raising Capital The raise was lead by Felicis Ventures, for whom this is their largest investment.  Notable participants include actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson. The funds...

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05 Oct Adobe Stock adds Deeper Integration, Video and Extended Licenses

Adobe is out with a lot of Creative Cloud news today. Amongst a lot of functionality updates and integrations, are some interesting points about Adobe Stock, and an updated paying user count of 5.3 million. The announced changes and additions will be made effective before the end of the year. Sale at Point of Use The critical integration of the licensing experience in the...

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02 Oct A Detailed Look at the Market for Mobile Stock

For years now, mobile stock has been predicted as the next technical disruption to the stock photo industry, like Royalty Free and microstock did before it. Mobile is certainly heating up. There are a lot of players, a lot of experimenting with business models, and a lot of funding entering the space. But there are also some fundamental problems that will presumably cause significantly more...

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