Pinterest

  • 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

  • Pinterest’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” Could Be A Travel Product

    Pinterest’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” Could Be A Travel Product

    Pinterest’s upcoming news event, dubbed “Choose Your Own Adventure,” may not be directly related to the company’s efforts in the personalization space, but rather the announcement of a consumer-facing travel product, we’re hearing. The launch will be aimed at attracting more men to Pinterest’s service, which is today overwhelmingly female. Read More

  • Pinterest Plans “Choose Your Own Adventure” Product Announcement For April 24

    Pinterest Plans “Choose Your Own Adventure” Product Announcement For April 24

    A more personalized way to pin may be on the way as Pinterest has announced a big press event in San Francisco on April 24th with the teaser image above. We’ve confirmed with the company that this will be a product announcement and CEO Ben Silbermann will speak. So what will Pinterest unveil? Read More

  • Multiple Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Flooded With Butt Pics

    Multiple Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Flooded With Butt Pics

    If you log onto Pinterest and see that one of your friends has suddenly developed a fixation with weight loss ads and butt pics like the ones below, don’t click on the pins. Multiple accounts have been hacked over the last hour and flooded with spam. We’ve emailed Pinterest for comment. Read More

  • Pinterest Debuts A “Gifts Feed” Featuring Only Things You Can Buy

    Pinterest Debuts A “Gifts Feed” Featuring Only Things You Can Buy

    Pinterest publicly introduced a new Gifts feed on Wednesday that only displays “Product Pins” – pins that are enhanced with additional details, including pricing, availability and where the item can be purchased online. The announcement was made on Pinterest’s Business blog, aimed at advertisers, instead of on the company’s more widely read… Read More

  • Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

    Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

    Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones! According to research compiled by FinanceOnline, which was taken from PEW, Nielsen, and Burst Media, women use social media more often and in more ways then men do. Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter all have more women on the platform than men. Pinterest, not… Read More