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  • AdSense For Images Pixazza Rebrands As Luminate, Launches Platform For In-Image Apps

    AdSense For Images Pixazza Rebrands As Luminate, Launches Platform For In-Image Apps

    Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an “AdSense for Images,” is rebranding as Luminate today, and debuting a new platform for in-image apps. As we’ve written in the past, Pixazza allows publishers to identify, tag and match products found within online images on their sites and then link them back to the inventories of… Read More

  • Stipple Opens The Kimono To Reveal A Product Tagging Platform With Massive Potential

    Stipple Opens The Kimono To Reveal A Product Tagging Platform With Massive Potential

    When we first covered Stipple in September of last year, it seemed like a really cool idea: tag people in images no matter where they reside on the web — not just on Flickr or Facebook. It was quickly clear that investors like Kleiner Perkins, Mike Maples, and even Justin Timberlake agreed, as they poured $2 million into the company just three months post-launch. And now that Stipple… Read More

  • AdSense For Images Pixazza Surpasses 100M Unique Monthly Visitors; Hires CFO

    Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an “AdSense for Images,” has hired a new executive officer today, appointing Terry Murphy has Chief Financial Officer. The company has also surpassed 100 million unique visitors per month, which is up from 70 million unique visitors per month in March. Murphy joins Pixazza from RiseSmart, where he… Read More

  • AdSense For Images Pixazza Now Seeing 20 Billion Image Views Per Year

    Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an “AdSense for Images,” has hit a major milestone today. The company’s in-image advertisements now reaches more than 70 million unique visitors per month, which is an 80 percent increase in reach in just five months. Pixazza allows publishers to identify, tag and match products found within… Read More

  • Google Ventures-Backed Pixazza Raises $12 Million For Crowdsourced 'AdSense For Images'

    Google Ventures-Backed Pixazza Raises $12 Million For Crowdsourced 'AdSense For Images'

    Pixazza, a Google Ventures-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an “AdSense for Images,” has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Shasta Ventures, with Series A investors August Capital, CMEA Capital and Google Ventures also participating in the round. This brings the startup’s total funding to nearly $20 million. Pixazza allows publishers to… Read More

  • Google-Backed Pixazza Extends "AdSense For Images" To Home, Travel And Sports Sites

    Pixazza, a Google-backed photo tagging service that has been compared to an “AdSense for Images,” is expanding its service beyond entertainment websites to now include home, travel and sports publishers as well. Pixazza allows publishers to identify, tag and match products found within online images on their sites and then link them back to the inventories of Pixazza’s network… Read More

  • The Google Ventures Cheat Sheet

    Earlier this week, Google finally announced the formation of a new venture arm called Google Ventures. It is where all smaller-scale venture investments from Google will now originate. The day of the announcement, I chatted on the phone with Bill Maris and Rich Miner, the two Google executives who are managing the fund to get a sense of what they are interested in and how the fund will… Read More