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  • Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups Crunch Network

    Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

    I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Toronto and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one investment there in 2015 and the experience — with the company specifically and the city generally — has been overwhelmingly positive. Indeed, the city has all the markings of a world-class… Read More

  • 500px Launches Its Photo Sharing And Licensing Platform In China

    500px Launches Its Photo Sharing And Licensing Platform In China

    500px, the photography platform where users post and share, as well as buy and sell photos, has become the latest Western technology company to enter China. The Toronto-based startup launched a localized version of its service in China — 500px.me — this week, following an initial trial period. Read More

  • 500px Revamps Its App To Better Appeal To The Instagram Crowd

    500px Revamps Its App To Better Appeal To The Instagram Crowd

    500px, the online photo-sharing community that recently raised another $13 million to challenge Flickr and Getty, is today rolling out a significant change to its mobile application. Beginning with an update on iOS, the company has completely redesigned and rebuilt its app from the ground up, in an effort that’s focused on making its app appeal to a more mainstream consumer base. Read More

  • 500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr

    500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr

    As Facebook continues to add more advertising features to Instagram, another photo-sharing platform is expanding its commercial and global ambitions with a new round of funding. 500px — a Toronto-based startup where users post and share, as well as buy and sell photos — has raised $13 million. The Series B is led by a strategic investor, the Visual China Group, and included… Read More

  • 500px Announces Adobe Creative SDK Integration

    500px Announces Adobe Creative SDK Integration

    Photo-sharing service 500px announced today that it’s one of the first developers participating in the public beta of Adobe’s Creative SDK, which allows app developers to integrate Creative Cloud services into their mobile apps. This will allow 500px iOS users to edit photos using tools from the Photoshop and Lightroom apps for iOS and upload to the cloud for further editing on… Read More

  • 500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup

    500px Co-Founder And Former CEO Ousted From The Startup

    Toronto’s 500px photo portfolio site and marketplace is undergoing some major changes, as co-founder Oleg Gutsol is out from the company he started. The executive shared the information on Facebook on Monday, saying that he was “ousted from the company that [he] created by the people [he] trusted most.” It’s impossible to see this as a move that was reached equitably… Read More

  • Lytro’s “Living Pictures” Set To Appear On 500px Thanks To New Open WebGL Player

    Lytro’s “Living Pictures” Set To Appear On 500px Thanks To New Open WebGL Player

    Lytro may have led the way when it came to pictures where you could choose your point of focus after the shots were taken. The company also recently introduced the Illum light field camera, which is a big improvement on its original design, but people still had to rely on Lytro’s proprietary format for sharing. Now, the startup is introducing a open-source WebGL player that anyone… Read More

  • 500px Launches ISO For Showcasing Its Members, Easier Bulk Upload And Editing

    500px Launches ISO For Showcasing Its Members, Easier Bulk Upload And Editing

    Flickr-competitor and photo-focused startup 500px is launching a trio of new things today, including a new blog called ISO that’s designed to build stories around member photos, revamped upload and management tools, and new collections which are curated photo groups that are designed to provide members with more sources of inspiration. The ISO blog and the Collections initiative are… Read More

  • Content Creation Startup Tackk Expands Its Visual Library With 500px Integration

    Content Creation Startup Tackk Expands Its Visual Library With 500px Integration

    Tackk is announcing that it has partnered with photo-sharing startup 500px, making a wide variety of photos available to Tackk users. Tackks, for those of you who don’t know, are basically pieces of content combining text, images, video, and other media. The company originally described them as “e-fliers” but the company now says it “allows anyone, to create anything… Read More