Stipple (company)

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Stipple
Type Private
Founded 2010
Founder(s) Rey Flemings
Headquarters San Francisco[1]
Website stipple.com

Stipple is an Internet technology company founded in 2010 that provides a platform that allows the tagging of people, places, and objects inside of images.[2]

History[edit]

Co-founder and CEO Rey Flemings[2] launched Stipple in August 2010, when the company released its first public offering. Seed funding amounting to $2 million was secured from people and companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Floodgate Ventures, Justin Timberlake, Eghosa Omoigui, Quest Ventures, Naval Ravikant, Matt Mullenweg, and Rick Marini.[1]

In 2011, Stipple launched Stipple Lens, which allows photo agencies to earn money from images they upload to Stipple. Stipple Pipeline allows brands to tag their products in photos uploaded to Stipple. Through Stipple Network,[3] the photos are open to use by website publishers, who are paid by companies with products in the photos.[4] Consumers can then click on the products tagged and buy them.[3][5] As of May 2011, Stipple had contracts with nine photo agencies, 50 brands, and 1,300 publishers.[6]

On September 20, 2011, Stipple launched Stipple Marketplace, a product that allows advertising to be delivered via images. Gigaom said Marketplace is an alternative to the expensive practice of obtaining images from stock photo agencies.[4]

Stipple[edit]

The Stipple platform facilitates the tagging of products and people in images.[7][8][9] Stipple tags appear when a user's cursor enters the frame of the image.[1] Publishers enable Stipple by adding JavaScript code to their websites.[2] Tagged items from one image automatically propagate to other images in Stipple's network with the same item.[3]

TechCrunch called Stipple "AdWords For Images".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hardawar, Devindra (November 18, 2010). "Stipple snaps up $2M to easily tag the web's pictures". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Siegler, MG (May 3, 2011). "Stipple Opens The Kimono To Reveal A Product Tagging Platform With Massive Potential". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Geron, Tomio (May 3, 2011). "Stipple's Image Tagging Turns The Web Into A Shopping Mall". Forbes. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Taylor, Colleen (September 23, 2011). "How Stipple wants to shake up stock photos". GigaOM. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Macale, Sherilynn. "Stipple has the potential to completely disrupt image advertising". The Next Web. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gannes, Liz (May 3, 2011). "Stipple Builds Shopping Tools Within Photos". All Things Digital. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Rao, Leena (September 20, 2011). "'AdWords For Images' Stipple Debuts Image Licensing Marketplace For Publishers". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ Bilton, Nick (August 25, 2010). "Stipple Seeks to Tag the Web's Images". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ Wauters, Robin (September 15, 2010). "Stipple Lets You Tag Friends In Photos, Even If You Post Them On Your Own Site". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 21 February 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 

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