Singapore: March 6, 2012 — iStockphoto today announced a partnership with iGoogle to bring users a new selection of attractive, immersive full-page themes. In addition, iGoogle users will receive a 20-percent iStockphoto discount when they visit www.istockphoto.com/igoogle.php.
In addition to adding gadgets for Gmail, news, photos, weather and more, users can now further personalize their iGoogle pages with background themes featuring iStockphoto, including their favourite themes from Gmail.
iStock is the original microstock and is the web’s favored source for user-generated, royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, video, audio and Flash ™ and offers more than 10 million files. Offering the best search tools in the microstock industry, iStock makes it easy for people to find the perfect image quickly.
“iGoogle provides tens of millions of people around the world with a personalized Google experience and the new themes featuring iStock imagery will help users make their pages more engaging,” said Rebecca Rockafellar, Senior Vice President of E-Commerce at Getty Images and General Manager of iStockphoto. “Since Google began incorporating our imagery into template designs for Blogger.com and most recently, themes for Gmail, we’ve received more than 10 million new visitors to iStock. We are thrilled about this next phase and making our content available to the vast iGoogle audience base.”
The collection of new themes featuring iStock imagery is available globally and can be seen in the iGoogle theme directory. Favorite themes and gadgets can be shared on Google+ by clicking the +1 button.
iStockphoto offers easy, affordable inspiration with millions of vetted, royalty-free photos, illustrations, video, audio and Flash® files. Using the most advanced search in the business, customers download a file every second from a collection of more than ten million files for business, marketing and personal projects. iStockphoto started in 2000, pioneering the micropayment photography business model, and has become one of the most successful and profitable user-generated content sites in the world. iStockphoto is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Getty Images.