Pinterest

  • Pinterest Revamps Profile Pages: Streamlined Content, Cleaner Interface, New Board Layout

    Pinterest Revamps Profile Pages: Streamlined Content, Cleaner Interface, New Board Layout

    We sort of saw this coming, given the fact that Ben Silbermann said so at SXSW, but Pinterest has just revamped its profile pages. Those of you familiar with the hottest new social network will know that profile pages originally displayed all of your boards, their titles, with thumbnails of each pin in every board. It got the job done to be sure, but was also pretty simple. Today, all… Read More

  • This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic)

    This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic)

    Oh, Pinterest… Over the course of the past few months, what once was a colorful haven for Midwestern mothers and Mormons is now an even more colorful haven for even more pin-tastic peeps. The growth has been staggering, even in what many would call an overly social era. But surrounded by Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., Pinterest has really made a name for itself. And while many… Read More

  • Polyvore Co-Founders Jess Lee and Pasha Sadri

    Polyvore Hits 15M Monthly Uniques By Embracing the Pinterest Effect

    It would make sense for Polyvore to feel competitive with Pinterest. But in fact, Polyvore co-founders Jess Lee and Pasha Sadri told me today in an interview, Polyvore has added two million new monthly uniques in the past month alone after having decided to work with Pinterest, not against it. Read More

  • Manteresting - the Male Pinterest

    Co-Founder Of Manteresting, Pinterest For Men, On What It Means To Be A Clone [TCTV]

    We’ve found Pinterest clones galore since the social pinboard site first launched, but it would seem that the fad is going in a new direction. Recently I stumbled upon Manteresting.com, a Pinterest for men, and couldn’t help but seek out the founders for a quick little interview. In it, co-founder Brandon and I discuss what it means to be a clone, how Manteresting plans on… Read More

  • French President Sarkozy Is On Pinterest. Well, Maybe.

    French President Sarkozy Is On Pinterest. Well, Maybe.

    Typically, when I think of an “early adopter,” French President Sarkozy doesn’t come to mind. The man who announced his intention to run for reelection on February 12th didn’t even have a verified Twitter account prior to that date. Fortunately for him and his campaign, he now has a verified account with over 97,000 followers. He has even made it clear that he signs his… Read More

  • Don’t Just Pin It, Buy It: Pinterest Rival Fancy Figures Out Social Commerce

    Don’t Just Pin It, Buy It: Pinterest Rival Fancy Figures Out Social Commerce

    Amid the increased speculation surrounding Silicon Valley darling Pinterest’s forthcoming revenue model, competitor Fancy, a social photo-clipping service popular among the style-conscious set, has been quietly working on revenue ideas of its own. Previously, the service was doling out coupon code to users who “fancy’d” images belonging to specific merchants, but… Read More

  • The Pinterest Effect: Conde Nast Casts ‘Easy Living’ In The Mold Of Hot New Social Network

    The Pinterest Effect: Conde Nast Casts ‘Easy Living’ In The Mold Of Hot New Social Network

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Done right, it can also help the imitator tap into the zeitgeist and pick up more followers as a result. That looks like it might have been some of the logic behind the relaunch of the website of Easy Living, a UK magazine published by Conde Nast, which relaunched this month with a Pinterest-like grid interface on its home page. Read More

  • Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money

    Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money

    It seems like everyone’s discovered Pinterest this week! Alongside the countless posts dissecting its userbase over, sideways, and under have been a series of stories about how it’s “secretly” “monetizing” — a fact unearthed when LLSocial revealed that the startup was using a service called SkimLinks in order to drive affiliate revenue from purchases… Read More

  • As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify

    As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify

    Clipboard, the web clipping service founded by former Overture vet Gary Flake, has just completed the acquisitions of two competitors, Amplify and Clipmarks. The startup, which is taking on the challenge of reviving social bookmarking, is backed by many top notch investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, SV Angel, Betaworks, DFJ, First Round, CrunchFund (note: TechCrunch… Read More

  • Perfect For A Lonely Valentine’s Day: Behold The Pinterest Porn Clones (NSFW)

    Perfect For A Lonely Valentine’s Day: Behold The Pinterest Porn Clones (NSFW)

    I was debating with myself whether this should be a post or not, and then decided I should just ask out loud on Twitter if it was a good idea or not. Because three people immediately told me that it was (two of those people were smart, attractive women, I might add), and because TechCrunch founder and former fearless leader Michael Arrington has a long history of identifying porn clones, you… Read More

  • Five Ways Brands Can Leverage Pinterest Now

    Five Ways Brands Can Leverage Pinterest Now

    Pinterest is hot. White hot. The 2011 Crunchie award winner for Best New Startup has been on a roll lately, hitting almost 12 million monthly unique visitors and crossing the 10 million milestone faster than any previous independent site, according to comScore. And a new report from Shareaholic indicates Pinterest is already generating more referral traffic to websites than YouTube, Reddit… Read More