Pinterest

  • Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)

    Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)

    Two days ago, I received an invite to Pinterest. (I know, I’m late.) After signing up, I pretty much ignored the welcome message, just as I do with most services. But last night I decided to get myself caught up after the Crunchies, and started reading through all my unread emails (even the ones from Nigerian royal’s relatives) and found myself actually reading through the… Read More

  • Pinterest: Startup of the Year

    And The Crunchie Goes To…Pinterest, Best New Startup Of 2011

    Online pinboard Pinterest, the hot new startup that’s growing at a phenomenal rate, won the Crunchie for the Best New Startup of 2011 at this year’s Crunchies. (This, despite the fact that it actually launched in 2010). The reason? Crazy, crazy traffic and growth. In November, the site had reportedly seen a 2,000% increase in pageviews, according to comScore. That… Read More

  • 7 Reasons Why Pinterest Isn’t Yet Ready for Tech Brands

    7 Reasons Why Pinterest Isn’t Yet Ready for Tech Brands

    Managing a tech brand means you always need to be on the lookout for innovative and creative ways to engage your community. Lately, the rise of Pinterest, a social content curation platform, has been making headlines. As early adopters and community managers, we naturally jumped on board right from the start. So far, our overall experience with Pinterest has been a positive one, and we realize… Read More

  • Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest?

    Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest?

    I’ve spent about a week trying to track down the rumors that Google had expressed interest in a Pinterest acquisition and here’s what I know thus far (here’s where to email if you know more): So Google never gave an official offer to grid bookmarking service Pinterest, but the desire to do was expressed (somehow?) indirectly, with a price in the “hundreds of… Read More

  • Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy

    Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy

    Remember Jonathan Bouman, the young, Netherlands-based developer who brought us the awesome creation that is Scrolldit, a scrollable version of Reddit? Well, he’s back. And this time, he’s made a scrollable version of Etsy. It’s called Scrollsy, and, if you’re an Etsy lover, I guarantee that you’re about to waste a whole bunch of time on this site. Read More

  • Etsy Makes It Easy For Users To Post Items To Pinterest With New ‘Pin It’ Button

    Etsy Makes It Easy For Users To Post Items To Pinterest With New ‘Pin It’ Button

    Online pinboard Pinterest is all the rage these days, and as Etsy is showing today with its latest product announcement, e-commerce sites are starting to realize the power of pinning. The e-commerce marketplace is making it easier for Pinterest users to pin and organize Etsy items, via a new Pin It button on Etsy listing pages, along side the Tweet and Like buttons. Etsy says that its members… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

    The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

    It’s telling that Apple chose an app that debuted more than 14 months ago, Instagram, as its “iPhone App of the Year” for 2011. This should not imply that there was a shortage of quality and groundbreaking apps released this year. Far from it. From social magazines to music discovery apps to console-quality games that players can hold in the palms of their hands, there… Read More

  • What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    As open nominations for the 5th annual Crunchies awards enters its final week (nominate here until Dec 13), it’s time to figure out which are the best startups and products of 2011. The Crunchies, which we co-host along with GigaOm and VentureBeat, has 20 categories spanning but the most anticipated awards, the ones we save for last, are Best Overall Startup and Best New Startup of… Read More

  • Pin Down The Pinterest Clones

    Pin Down The Pinterest Clones

    Your website isn’t going anywhere until you get the cloning stamp of approval. We’ve seen it happen time and time again, but I continue to be struck by how utterly unoriginal cloners are when it comes to design or branding. Behold the German, Russian and Chinese carbon copies of Pinterest, the red hot startup that just raised $27 million for its ‘self-expression engine’. Read More

  • Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest

    Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest

    Good news people who are really curious about Quora growth! You might one day be reading an article like this about Quora … Because Quora has hired a former Twitter and Facebook guy, Andy Johns, to focus on user growth and engagement. Johns, who tweets under the apropos username @ibringtraffic, spent a year and four months at Twitter, two years at Facebook and is now taking his speciality… Read More

  • Private Stock Transactions Up 73 Percent This Year On SecondMarket

    Private Stock Transactions Up 73 Percent This Year On SecondMarket

    Despite a couple big-name companies like Groupon and Zynga lining up for IPOs, the demand for private company stock on alternative exchanges keeps rising. Private stock transactions on SecondMarket in the first three quarters of 2011 totaled $435 million, a 73 percent increase over the same period last year. In the third quarter alone, there were $167 million worth of transactions on… Read More

  • Confirmed: Pinterest Raises $27 Million Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

    Confirmed: Pinterest Raises $27 Million Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

    Hot online pinboard site Pinterest has closed a $27 million round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, we’ve confirmed. As part of the financing, general partner Jeff Jordan will be joining Pinterest’s Board of Directors. AllThingsD first reported that Andreessen Horowitz was leading a round of over $25 million that values the young startup at up to $200 million (the firm… Read More

  • Pinterest Joins Twitter And Facebook As The Newest Self-Expression Engine

    Pinterest Joins Twitter And Facebook As The Newest Self-Expression Engine

    Get ready to start hearing a lot about Pinterest. From the New York Times to The Wall Street Journal to XOJane it seems like more people in the mainstream press are covering and integrating Pinterest into their day to day media consumption habits than us covering the niche tech vertical. To give you some idea of how hot this product is, know of any other invite-only beta that has over… Read More

  • Pinterest Has Already Pinned Down $10M At A $40M Valuation

    Pinterest Has Already Pinned Down $10M At A $40M Valuation

    If you’ve attended any mass gathering of investors in Silicon Valley lately, you’ve probably heard some buzz about invite-only visual bookmarking site Pinterest raising a “massive” round; Business Insider initially reported the round as having $75+ million valuation last week and then amended its report to reflect that the valuation was actually lower according to… Read More

  • Myspace Accused Of Ripping Off Stealth Startup Pinterest

    Myspace Accused Of Ripping Off Stealth Startup Pinterest

    This morning Pinterest co-founders Ben Silberman, Paul Sciarra and Yashwanth Nelapati woke up to a barrage of tweets, “So @myspace has completely ripped off @pinterest. It really pisses me off when an old, tired hack tries to undermine hardworking inovators. [sic]“Myspace revealed its new redesign last night and Pinterest users quickly picked up on the similarities between the… Read More