Could a picture be worth $1,000? A new startup hopes so.
Stipple is a company that focuses on image monetization and social shopping on the Internet. The technology that the company uses is called tagging which allows you to tag all copies of an image with a label and puts you in control of content and data from your images. Some of the features that Stipple offers include image analytics, advertising and messaging without widgets.
The company was founded in 2010 and is a platform that enables the tagging of places and people in images that are uploaded to the World Wide Web. The company is publically traded and secured $2 million in seed funding by going public. The money that the company received was used to grow the their team and improve their product, focusing on mobile commerce.
This is a good company to work for if you are interested in Internet technology because the company currently has contracts with nine photo agencies, 50 brands and more than 1,300 publishers.
The company also launched a recent feature called Stipple Marketplace, which is a product that allows advertising to be delivered via their online platform. This is a useful alternative instead of purchasing images from stock photo agencies. TechCrunch referred to Stipple as “AdWords for Images.” This is because the Stipple image network lets website publishers use their photos openly and consumers can click on products which are tagged (and then purchase them). The Stipple Network is continuing to grow and has more than 4,000 active publishers and receives more than 3 billion monthly page views. The company is based in San Francisco, California. This is something you should consider if you are thinking about applying for a job with their company.
The type of talent they are looking for likely includes experienced software engineers, marketing managers and possibly individuals with experience in economics or statistics to help manage their revenue. The company offers many benefits to its employees including medical, dental and vision insurance. Furthermore, they are a block away from AT&T Park. The company is primarily looking for software engineers at the moment, but if you are not a software engineer you might consider sending your resume anyway to see if there are any other open positions.
Stipple may change the Internet, as we know it by creating “intelligent images” instead of traditional images. This is enticing for any software engineer that wants to have a significant impact on the web. The company has tagged more than 800,000 product photos and is one of the largest e‑commerce companies in the world. Bloggers can take full advantage of Stipple by adding images to their blog to monetize their blog. Regardless, you should strongly consider applying for a job with this company because it is growing quickly and is a highly successful company.