By offering the breadth of content that Getty Images provides, we are making a huge amount of new material accessible to online publishers
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 4, 2008
PicScout will show PicApp for the first time this Thursday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Microsoft in Mountain View, Calif., as part of the Israel Web Tour 2008 Showcase, which is slated to highlight technology and applications from 15 of the most promising companies to recently come out of Israel.
"By offering the breadth of content that Getty Images provides, we are making a huge amount of new material accessible to online publishers," said Eyal Gura, CEO, PicScout. "We're interested in getting feedback that can help us improve PicApp's usability, look and feel so we can continue to improve our offering."
Currently available only to closed beta users, PicApp (http://www.picapp.com) makes the process of posting images to web sites quick and easy. Based on proprietary, patent-pending technology, PicApp allows online publishers to select copyrighted imagery from PicApp content partners and post them in seconds to their web site or blog to illustrate their comments. Images streamed from PicApp's partners carry non-intrusive advertisements related to the content. Revenue is shared with the content partner.
"Getty Images is committed to protecting the livelihood and work of its photographers and this partnership enables our photographers to benefit from a new revenue stream," said Brooks McMahon, vice president, business development, Getty Images. "Through PicScout's innovative PicApp solution, this emerging customer segment is now able to legally license our award-winning imagery to bring their stories to life."
Interested bloggers can contact PicApp (http://www.picapp.com) about participating in the closed beta trial.
PicScout is the leading technology services provider to the digital content industry. For years, the company's flagship ImageTracker(TM) has been the industry standard application for helping visual assets owners control and monitor the distribution of their proprietary images across all media. Through its PicApp platform (http://www.picapp.com), PicScout allows online publishers to quickly and easily post creative and editorial images to blogs and web sites. PicScout headquarters are in San Francisco. The company has a development and operations center in Herzelia, Israel.
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