Friday, January 11, 2013
Shutterstock Expands Focus on Eastern Europe and Launches Site in Four New Languages: Turkish, Hungarian, Polish and Czech
January 8, 2013 - New York – January 8, 2013 – Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), leading global provider of high-quality stock photos, vectors, illustrations and video clips announced today translations into four new languages including Turkish (Türkçe), Polish (Polski), Czech (Ceský) and Hungarian (Magyar). The announcement brings the total number of languages supported by Shutterstock to fourteen, and reflects increasing local popularity of the site, enabling easier access for customers, a better user experience and more effective search.
“International expansion is one of our key growth strategies for 2013, and adding local language support is just one of the ways we’re localizing the experience and deepening our penetration in key markets,” said Founder and CEO Jon Oringer. “Shutterstock has been a global business from the beginning, and Turkey, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic are important design and technology centers. We’re excited to be doing business there and are working to strengthen our presence across the region,” he added.
In celebration of this announcement, Shutterstock has curated lightboxes with beautiful images from Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations and videos to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world.
Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free imagery. Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and with more than 20 million images currently available, the company recently surpassed 250-million image downloads.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock agency that offers both credit and simple Pay As You Go purchase options.
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