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  • At Long Last, Pinterest Is Opening Up To Developers

    At Long Last, Pinterest Is Opening Up To Developers

    Pinterest is finally opening the doors for developers to access its information — a little bit, at least. The company is rolling out a beta version of its development platform that will allow developers to tap into data of Pinterest users who connect their accounts to external applications. The company doesn’t plan to open the floodgates, but methodically bring in developers as part… Read More

  • Dave Morin And Kevin Colleran’s Slow Ventures Raises A New $65 Million Fund

    Dave Morin And Kevin Colleran’s Slow Ventures Raises A New $65 Million Fund

    Slow Ventures, previously run by early Facebook employees Dave Morin and Kevin Colleran, has raised a new $65 million fourth fund. Sam Lessin, another former Facebook employee who left in August last year, will be joining as a partner. The fund has made investments in many of the closest-watched startups in Silicon Valley, including Pinterest, Meerkat, Postmates and Slack. Colleran will lead… Read More

  • Pinterest Adds Tools For Marketers To Post Better Pins

    Pinterest Adds Tools For Marketers To Post Better Pins

    Pinterest today said that it would launch what it’s calling its Marketer Developer Program, in which a set of partners will get access to new tools that allow them to better deliver more engaging content on Pinterest. The tools consist of things like pin scheduling and optimization in the form of APIs for companies that post branded content across a variety of channels, and work with… Read More

  • Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen

    Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen

    Pinterest today scored two notable new hires with the acquisition of a small, two-person startup known as Hike Labs, which had been developing a mobile publishing application called Drafty. But Pinterest says this was not a technology deal – rather, the company was interested in gaining the expertise of Hike Labs’ co-founders Jason Shellen and Mike Demers. Shellen, you may… Read More

  • Pinterest Debuts A New “Pin It” Button Designed To Speed Up Bookmarking

    Pinterest Debuts A New “Pin It” Button Designed To Speed Up Bookmarking

    Last summer, Pinterest acquired a visual discovery site called Icebergs, and today that team is showing off what it’s been up to, having since relocated from Spain to San Francisco. While over the past several months, Pinterest’s focus has been on improving search and discovery on its site, the former Iceberg team members have been working to improve the process involved with… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Some of our staff spent the week in Austin TX reporting on anti-robot protests and drones that shoot both fire and silly string. But the news cycle rolls on with big announcements from Facebook, Tesla and Nintendo. These are our best stories from this week (3/14-3/20). Read More

  • How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    How To Play VC Poker With Billions In The Pot

    As the ranks of super unicorns continue to grow, such as with Pinterest’s shiny new $11 billion valuation, analysts are increasingly scrutinizing these prices and whether they signal a new tech bubble. Bill Gurley, the Uber investor and partner at Benchmark, argued at SXSW this week that there will be “dead unicorns” among some of these high-priced companies. Another angle… Read More

  • Pinterest Raises $367 Million, Pushing It Past $1 Billion Mark

    Pinterest Raises $367 Million, Pushing It Past $1 Billion Mark

    Remember Pinterest’s massive $200 million Series F round last year? They’re coming back for more — lots more. According to a just-released filing, Pinterest is looking to raise over half a billion dollars — and it’s already over halfway there. The company has already raised $367 million dollars in this latest round and they’re still open to raising another… Read More

  • Pinterest’s Head of Partnerships To Speak At Disrupt NY

    Pinterest’s Head of Partnerships To Speak At Disrupt NY

    Bookmarking site Pinterest has established itself as one of the top social networking sites on the web with some 70 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore. But the company, whose last funding round valued the business at $5 billion, is still in the early days of experimenting with its revenue model, and building out relationships with advertisers and partners. Playing a key… Read More

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