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September 01, 2010 06:00 ET

Inc. Magazine Touts PicScout as One of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

PicScout Ranks Number 34 Among Media Companies on the 2010 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of More Than 80 Percent

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -  PicScout, an information company that commands the world's largest index of fingerprinted and owner-identified images, today announced its inclusion in Inc. magazine's fourth annual Inc. 5000. This exclusive listing of the nation's fastest-growing private companies ranks PicScout number 34 among media companies based on its 82-percent sales growth from 2006-2009.

"Inclusion in the prestigious Inc. 5000 provides strong validation of our consistent year-over-year revenue growth, as well as our position as a forward-thinking technology leader in the media industry," said Offir Gutelzon, PicScout CEO. "With surging global demand for digital images, we are uniquely positioned at the forefront of a very large market opportunity. We are confident we will continue to be recognized as one of America's fastest-growing companies on a regular basis."

Other top media companies joining PicScout in this year's Inc. 5000 include FriendFinder Networks, Pandora, and StumbleUpon to name a few. In October, PicScout will join fellow winners at the Inc. 500/5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

Founded in 2002, PicScout quickly became a leader in digital imaging (view the company video here). In addition to its Inc. 5000 ranking, PicScout was named the fourth fastest-growing technology company in the 2009 Deloitte Israel Technology Fast 50 (and ranked 44th among EMEA companies). PicScout attributes its financial success in part to its great team and the strong relationships with global customers, which include amanaimages, Corbis, Getty Images, MasterFile and Mauritius.

As the global leader in image tracking, PicScout created the image copyright protection marketplace through its widely used ImageTracker™ service. PicScout today is the enabler of client image monetization services, and the standard for image credit through the company's ImageExchange service, which is leading the way for image commerce to become a legitimate Internet economy. ImageExchange™, a free, easy-to-download product that promotes widespread online image commerce, enables images to be found, credited, and quickly and legitimately used. For a free download, visit: http://imageexchange.picscout.com.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on www.inc.com/5000.

About PicScout
PicScout is the leader in image copyright solutions. The company's leading image recognition and image-tracking solution, ImageTracker, helps image owners identify where their images are being used. PicScout works in partnership with the world's most prestigious image copyright holders. The company offers a line of image copyright solutions that meet the needs of stock photography agencies, professional photographers, publishers and image buyers. All PicScout solutions are based on proprietary patent-pending technologies. PicScout is a financially independent, privately held company with offices in Silicon Valley and Herzeliya, Israel. For more information, visit www.picscout.com.

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,647, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.

PicScout, ImageExchange and ImageTracker are trademarks of PicScout. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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