- GumGum Confirms Investment Round on Socaltech.com:
Santa Monica-based GumGum, the online startup headed by Ophir Tanz which licenses photos on a CPM basis to online publishers, confirmed it had raised $2.6M in a venture round Wednesday. Tanz said that the firm is now reaching over 50 million unique visitors a month.
GumGum has been seeing fast growth since its launch last year. Measured as an advertising network (but for images), GumGum became a Quantcast Top 100 site, reaching 13.7 million people in the U.S. and 23.5 million worldwide in February. Currently, GumGum reaches 29.8 million people in the U.S. and 50 million people worldwide, according to Quantcast’s lastest stats. More than 2,000 Web publishers license images through GumGum, which allows them to pay based on how many people see the image or use them for free with embedded advertising.
Syber News, Image Licensing Network GumGum Grabs $2.6 Million.
- Sell photos, buy photos, a pretty long story on ClusterShot by Ken Ilio/Examiner:
I’m always left wishing for a site out there where I can upload pictures without the difficult vetting process of stock agencies and where people can have a look and buy my pictures to their satisfaction.
Guess what? Wishes do come true.
IPTC keywording is supported. Uploading single photos seem to be the best way to post to the site although uploading a several photos in a zip file is also supported. If your photos are already online, you can upload these photos to ClusterShot easily through RSS/Atom Feeds or if your photos are on Flickr, you can link your Flickr account and choose the photos or sets you want to sell in ClusterShot. I managed to display several of my photos on Flickr on ClusterShot without any hitch.