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  • Facebook Commerce Leader Ecwid Picks Up $5M As It Passes 500K Users

    Facebook Commerce Leader Ecwid Picks Up $5M As It Passes 500K Users

    Ecwid, an e-commerce platform originally founded in Russia that lets merchants create online stores on social networks like Facebook, their own websites and on mobile, is today announcing a $5 million round of funding. The Series B investment was led by Russian VC iTech Capital, with participation also from Runa Capital, which led its last round. Jim O’Hara, Ecwid’s US-based… Read More

  • Pinterest Rolls Out A New “Business Insights” API To Select Marketing Technology Companies

    Pinterest Rolls Out A New “Business Insights” API To Select Marketing Technology Companies

    Fresh off the heels of another massive $200 million funding round which values the company at $5 billion, Pinterest is preparing to announce a new initiative that will allow businesses to gain a better understanding of Pinterest trends, as well as an enhancement to its API platform which will aid with those insights, TechCrunch learned and Pinterest has confirmed. The API… Read More

  • Net Neutrality, Uber and Airbnb Raise, and Snapchat's Update

    CrunchWeek: Net Neutrality, Big Late-Stage Raises, And Snapchat’s Latest Features

    This week is all about CrunchWeek East, as we’re bringing this episode to you from AOL HQ in New York. Anthony Ha, Jon Schieber and myself dive into the most recent madness in the industry, including but not limited to the new proposals around net neutrality law, major late-stage raises from companies like Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest, and others, as well as the latest Snapchat features that… Read More

  • SV Angel Leads Pinterest Financing At A $5 Billion Valuation

    SV Angel Leads Pinterest Financing At A $5 Billion Valuation

    News broke this afternoon that Pinterest has raised a $200 million Series F valuing it at $5 billion. We’ve just confirmed that SV Angel led the massive round that could fund Pinterest until its monetization makes it self-sustaining. We had been tipped earlier that the deal was won by Andreessen Horowitz and others, with significant participation from SV Angel. We heard that SV Angel… Read More

  • Ask Pinterest Anything? Site Tests Q&A Feature

    Ask Pinterest Anything? Site Tests Q&A Feature

    Jelly, Quora, Yahoo (sometimes to absurd ends), and others have looked to question-and-answer services as a way to boost user engagement and advance conversations. Now another player could be entering the fray: Pinterest has confirmed to us it is testing out a new Q&A feature, too. “We’re always gathering feedback from Pinners to make Pins more useful,” a… Read More

  • Pinterest Launches Paid Ads With Select Brands In Form Of Promoted Pins

    Pinterest Launches Paid Ads With Select Brands In Form Of Promoted Pins

    Last fall, Pinterest announced it would begin experimenting with advertisements on its service in the form of “Promoted Pins,” which would be featured placements from select retailers and other businesses. Today, the company says that it’s expanding on these earlier tests with the rollout of a paid test of Promoted Pins. These pins will only appear on the search and… Read More

  • Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

    Pinterest Launches Exploration-Focused Guided Search And Reveals Custom Categories For Mobile

    Today Pinterest announced two new mobile products: Guided Search to lead you on chains of explorations, and a third one that will be unveiled in a few minutes, and Custom Categories for making it easier to browse your way to cool stuff through a dynamic interface. Guided Search is now available on iOS and Android. Custom Categories will slowly roll out across devices in the next few months. Read More

  • Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

    Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months

    Tonight at an event in the company’s San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since being founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone. Users have also created more than 750 million boards in that time. Read More

  • Marketing Suite For Visual Web Piqora Raises $7.7 Million Series A

    Marketing Suite For Visual Web Piqora Raises $7.7 Million Series A

    Piqora, a marketing platform and analytics provider for “visual” social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by DFJ, and saw participation from Freestyle Capital, Baseline Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and Altos Ventures. Founded in 2012, and originally… Read More

  • You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

    You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

    Our lives are not defined reverse chronologically, yet until now, that’s strictly how our social network profiles portrayed us — as a snapshot of our latest activity. Today, Twitter gave everyone the option to pin a tweet to the top of their profile “so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about.” It’s the first step towards a more… Read More