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28 Jul 2015 Kboarding – Ambitious Initiative for a New Keywording Service

'Kboarding', a new keywording service for microstock contributors, will be starting a limited beta test in the upcoming months and is currently open for requests. This initiative is lead by Danil Nevsky and is the result of his experiences as a non-native English speaker keywording for English-language based agencies. Nevsky is a full-time microstocker. He has a large Stocksy portfolio and...

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27 Jul 2015 LifetimeStock – The Company You’ve Never Heard of Who’s Number One in Microstock

I recently came across a very interesting microstock business. They're called LifetimeStock, and they're primarily a producer of stock photos. There's a lot that makes them interesting, but the biggest factor is that their weekly ranking on Fotolia hovers between 1 and 5. Background LifetimeStock is the newest venture by serial entrepreneur, investor, and tech developer Konrad Musial. Other startups on Musial's resume include YesSoftware, which provides web development tools; the...

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24 Jul 2015 Airstoc: An Exclusive Aerial Stock Footage Marketplace

Airstoc is a UK-based stock video startup devoted exclusively to UAV, or drone, footage. Background Airstoc aspires to be the central hub for drone imagery online, and they are certainly an early mover. The company's secondary objective is to raise the quality of their content in order to increase the public's perception of drone video. One key point for the founders is to overcome the misconception and dismissal of...

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23 Jul 2015 Adobe Scoops up Shutterstock’s Scott Braut as new Head of Content

Adobe has today announced Scott Braut as their new Head of Content for Creative Cloud.  He will be directing operations and content strategy for Adobe's cloud service product. Scott is well known in the industry, primarily as Shutterstock's VP of Content, a position he held from late 2011 to January of this year.  Prior to that he was General Manager for...

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22 Jul 2015 500px Raises $13Million In Series B Funding

Yesterday 500px announced new series B funding round of $13M, lead by Visual China Group and with participation of previous series A investors. The capital raised will be used to reinforce 500px's community platform and marketplace, and is part of a strategic partnership with the lead investor to expand the business in the Asian market. Business Development 500px appears positive about its growth in the photo...

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