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  • A Conversation With Michael Lopp, Pinterest’s Head Of Engineering

    A Conversation With Michael Lopp, Pinterest’s Head Of Engineering

    About a year ago, Michael Lopp joined Pinterest as the company’s head of engineering — filling in the leadership of the engineering side next to co-founder Evan Sharp and CEO Ben Silbermann. Much of his role, since joining, has been to help teams at Pinterest, which consist of units of engineers, designers and product managers, mesh and work well together. Lopp comes from both… Read More

  • Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest’s Creative Team

    Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest’s Creative Team

    Susan Kare, an early Apple designer behind some of the company’s early typefaces and icons, has joined Pinterest. She’ll be part of Pinterest’s creative team as a product design lead, according to the company. Kare designed many of Apple’s famous original icons, like the Lasso and Paint Bucket, and worked for Steve Jobs at NeXT as creative director. She’s… Read More

  • Pinterest Is Working With A Startup Called Paradigm To Foster Diversity

    Pinterest Is Working With A Startup Called Paradigm To Foster Diversity

    Diversity is a hot-button issue, and an issue that many tech companies can’t seem to figure out how to solve. That’s where Paradigm comes in. Paradigm works with fast-growing companies like Slack and Pinterest to help them identify where the biggest barriers to diversity are coming into play, Paradigm Founder and CEO Joelle Emerson tells me. It does this through both quantitative… Read More

  • Michael Lopp And The Future Of Engineering At Pinterest

    Michael Lopp And The Future Of Engineering At Pinterest

    Michael Lopp’s job at Pinterest is to basically make sure he doesn’t have anything to do all day. As head of the company’s engineering efforts, Lopp, a compulsive counter who has been at Pinterest for a year and 30 days, has to ensure like the rest of the leadership that all of the teams building Pinterest are meshing and that he can effectively delegate certain tasks. Read More

  • It’s Time For “The Visual Internet” Crunch Network

    It’s Time For “The Visual Internet”

    One of the amazing accomplishments of the smartphone is how it’s inspired us to take photos and share them — tons of them, with everyone. It’s estimated we have already taken more than a trillion photos in 2015. That would be more snapshots than have been taken in all of photographic history till now. We should be proud. But it isn’t enough to take a photo. We need to… Read More

  • Pinterest Rolls Out Its First Development Platform Integrations

    Pinterest Rolls Out Its First Development Platform Integrations

    Pinterest’s first partners for its developer platform, which began opening up in May this year, are starting to roll out — with Polyvore and If This Then That (IFTTT) being among the first. Pinterest plans to slowly open up its developer platform, requiring developers for the time being to sign up for access and then adding the partners they want to work with to what is essentially… Read More

  • Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest is starting to roll out a buy button on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers use Shopify and Demandware. The company unveiled Buyable Pins earlier this month, and said at the time that they would be rolling out later in June. The tool lets retailers add a buy button to pins that… Read More

  • Pinterest’s Tracy Chou To Talk Diversity At Disrupt SF 2015

    Pinterest’s Tracy Chou To Talk Diversity At Disrupt SF 2015

    Diversity is a problem even Silicon Valley cannot solve — something Tracy Chou plainly highlighted in 2013 when she set up a database to help quantify the Valley’s diversity issue with the hopes of bringing to light just how few women engineers there are at top tech firms. Now, in 2015, companies inside and out of the Valley are striving to solve this issue and we’re… Read More

  • Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott Goodson As Head Of Core Experience

    Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott Goodson As Head Of Core Experience

    Former Facebook and Apple engineer Scott Goodson is joining Pinterest to run the company’s mobile platform and web teams, focusing on improving the app’s performance across various devices. Read More

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