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  • Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

    Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

    Through Pinterest’s partnership with diversity consulting startup Paradigm, the company is gearing up to test an intervention process aimed at addressing “belonging uncertainty,” which can potentially inhibit the performance of those who experience it. Paradigm is designing an intervention process that Pinterest, as well as other tech companies, can implement in order… Read More

  • Female Founders: The State Of The Union Crunch Network

    Female Founders: The State Of The Union

    Building a tech company from the ground up and having it succeed is an ambitious goal. Doing that as a female founder and CEO is another beast, entirely. When you stop and look at what it takes to be a successful female founder in tech — the numbers I mean — it’s enough to ward off women from even trying: 555 tech companies raised a Series B in 2015; however, only 5 percent… Read More

  • Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

    Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

    Pinterest has hired Candice Morgan, formerly of Catalyst, to work as the unicorn startup’s first-ever head of diversity. In her role, Morgan will “help build the programs and teams” Pinterest needs to reach its “creative potential as a company,” Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp said in a statement. Candice Morgan, Pinterest Head of DiversityThis announcement… Read More

  • The Middleman Strikes Back Crunch Network

    The Middleman Strikes Back

    One of the great promises of the Internet — a democratic, transparent, open network that would disintermediate entrenched industries, remove fee-taking middlemen and thereby lower the costs of goods — has seemingly been realized. And yet, just as surely as we thought they were gone for good, middlemen have come surging back to life — rebranded as our best friends: the… Read More

  • Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

    Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

    Pinterest has a new way to entice users to come back and buy things: keeping tabs on the price. That comes in the form today of a new tool that helps Pinterest users monitor price drops on products they’ve pinned. When users save pins, they’ll get a heads up when a price drops in the form of an in-app notification and an email. They can then jump straight to that pin and make… Read More

  • The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social Crunch Network

    The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

    The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More

  • The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs. In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

  • Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

    Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

    Pinterest has built plenty of its technology on open source projects, so of course it wants to open its projects up to the developer community, as well. So the company has built a committee at Pinterest dedicated to making its tools available to the open source community when it thinks they are ready. Enter Pinterest’s open source committee, a team of engineers that got together two… Read More

  • How “Failing Forward” Can End In A Lawsuit Crunch Network

    How “Failing Forward” Can End In A Lawsuit

    Can you imagine a world where an entrepreneur could be sued for refusing to give up? A world where starting over could attract a lawsuit? We live in that world. It has happened before, and it will happen again. Startups die, but the entrepreneurial spirit dies hard. After a failure, some founders may want to work on an entirely new project, but others refuse to let go, and give the same… Read More

  • Pinterest Starts Rolling Out Buyable Pins On Android Phones

    Pinterest Starts Rolling Out Buyable Pins On Android Phones

    Pinterest is starting to roll out Buyable Pins on Android phones today, 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 in June earlier this year, with the iPhone getting access to them later that month. The tool lets retailers add a buy button to pins that let users… Read More

  • Pinterest Loses “Pin” Trademark Battles In US and UK

    Pinterest Loses “Pin” Trademark Battles In US and UK

    The pin may have finally dropped on trademark cases that Pinterest has been chasing in the U.S. and UK. In the U.S., a judge has ruled in favor of a travel startup called Pintrips, in a case where Pinterest was trying to get the startup to cease use of the terms “pin” and “pinning.” Meanwhile, in the UK, location-based mobile directory Free118 won a fight… Read More

  • Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

    Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

    TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue this year and $2.8 billion in annual revenue by 2018. Pinterest was also expecting to grow its monthly active users to 151 million by the end of 2015 and 329 million by 2018. Andreessen Horowitz used this information to solicit limited partners to invest in its special investment fund for… Read More

  • Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information, Like Phone Numbers, To Place Pins

    Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information, Like Phone Numbers, To Place Pins

    Pinterest is adding new features to its Place Pins that not only make it easier for people to plan trips, but may also open new revenue streams for the company. In a blog post today, Pinterest said that location information—including a map preview, address, phone number, and opening hours—will be automatically added to every Place Pin. This means that “pinners” can call… Read More

  • Pinterest Expands Buyable Pins To More E-Commerce Platforms, Reaching Thousands Of Merchants

    Pinterest Expands Buyable Pins To More E-Commerce Platforms, Reaching Thousands Of Merchants

    Pinterest announced this morning it’s expanding the reach of its “Buyable Pins” – meaning those pins that allow you to make purchases directly on Pinterest – to several more e-commerce platforms, including Bigcommerce, Magento, and IBM Commerce. The company previously supported Buyable Pins with Shopify and Demandware, when the feature first launched earlier… Read More

  • Beyond Tech IPOs Crunch Network

    Beyond Tech IPOs

    Technology darlings like Uber, Pinterest and Airbnb may be taking their time on the way to exit, but that doesn’t mean IPOs aren’t happening. They’re alive and well in the consumer space — from food brands to premium pet food and retail establishments. So why are these companies pursuing IPOs — and finding success in the markets — while tech companies… Read More

  • Why We’re Still Talking About Diversity

    Why We’re Still Talking About Diversity

    Diversity is the hot topic in Silicon Valley and the tech industry at large these days. Today at Disrupt SF 2015, TechCrunch former Co-Editor Alexia Tsotsis took the stage to lead a discussion on diversity with Pinterest Engineer Tracy Chou (who got tech companies to release their diversity data), OneLogin engineer Isis Anchalee (who started the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag), and Joyus… Read More

  • Pinterest Brings On A New Head Of Its Advertising Partner APIs

    Pinterest Brings On A New Head Of Its Advertising Partner APIs

    Pinterest has brought on a new executive to manage the technology its marketing developer partners use to power advertising campaigns on Pinterest. Michael Akkerman, formerly a vice president at Kenshoo, will help manage the technology and relationships with the company’s advertising partners that are using its APIs. The company started its Marketing Developer Program earlier this… Read More

  • Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the need for a technical lead at Reddit was glaring. Today, the company has announced that it has hired founding engineer at Pinterest, Marty Weiner, as its first CTO in company history. Weiner spent… Read More

  • Pinterest’s Tim Kendall Talks Monetization And Commerce

    Tim Kendall’s new job is to make sure Pinterest’s partners are finding new ways to make money off one of the most engaging platforms on the Internet. He’s been plenty busy since he got started, including launching Buyable Pins. We sat down with him to find out a little bit more about the company’s commerce plans. Read More

  • 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

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